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 January 15, 2009

Researchers Detail How Aging Undermines Bone Healing

Researchers have unraveled crucial details of how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly, or not at all, according to study results published online today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The research team also successfully conducted preclinical tests on a potential new class of treatments designed to rescuehealing capability lost to aging.

Along with Dr. Regis O'Keefe, the study effort was led by Amish Naik, Chao XieMichael ZuscikEdward SchwarzHani AwadJ. Edward PuzasBrendan Boyce and Xinping Zhang within the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, as well as by Paul Kingsley within the Department of Pediatrics, at the Medical Center.