Making Old Bones Young Again

Researchers at the University of Toronto have  been studying mice in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how bone  ages. According to their most recent study, presented at the 2016 Orthopaedic  Research Society (ORS) annual meeting, old mice retain the capacity for bone  repair when they are exposed to a circulation of youthful blood. This research  may have implications for elderly human patients, in whom fractures are  typically slower to heal or may not heal at all, resulting in significant  mobility impairments.

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