No bones about it, this protein slows down fracture-healing: Abundance of ApoE may explain why older people have more trouble healing broken bones

Broken bones are a bigger deal the older you are: even after they’ve healed, the bones of older people are weaker and more likely to re-fracture. And since more than 6 million Americans break a

How prostate cancer cells mimic bone when they metastasize: Understanding this process could lead to innovative and improved therapies

Prostate cancer often becomes lethal as it spreads to the bones, and the process behind this deadly feature could potentially be turned against it as a target for bone-targeting radiation and potential new therapies. In

Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures: A shorter immobilization period could be easier for patients and help to reduce costs

Wearing a cast or ankle support for three weeks may be no worse than the usual six weeks for healing ankle fractures, suggest the findings of a randomised controlled trial published in The BMJ today.