Boning up on osteoporosis - how hibernating polar bears could yield a new generation of treatments

Boning up on osteoporosis - how hibernating polar bears could yield a new generation of treatments

Disuse osteoporosis is bone loss resulting from reduced mechanical loading of the skeleton; the processes of bone formation and bone resorption,in which cells known as osteoclasts break down bone and release the minerals, resulting in a transfer of calcium from bone fluid to the blood, become unbalanced. This is big problem for those immobilised due to a stroke or…