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…

Beautiful Science - The Art of Turning Insight into Images

Beautiful Science - The Art of Turning Insight into Images

Science is about images and expresses itself through images. Until quite recently, however little attention was paid to the images in their own right or to their possible artistic or aesthetic qualities. Two new exhibitions, ‘Beautiful Science’ on show in the Folio Society Exhibition Hall at the British Library and ‘Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration…