Tag: Bones

Probiotics May Help Strengthen Your Bones, Says New Study

There might be a way to prevent the onset of poor bone health instead of treating the effects of the condition once it’s begun. The possible solution? Probiotics.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2018

New Guinea Warriors Harvested Dead Fathers’ Thigh Skeletons To Make Human Bone Daggers

A study found that ancient New Guinea warriors had obtained their fathers’ thigh bones to make human bone daggers. They also intended to make these daggers stronger to preserve the symbolic prestige the weapons gave them.

Ancient April 25, 2018

Woman Diagnosed With Rare 'Vanishing Bone Disease': Here's What Happened To Her Bones

A 44-year-old woman was diagnosed with Gorham-Stout disease, a rare condition that is also known as 'vanishing bone disease.' Doctors could not do anything, as the disease claimed the woman's shoulder and arm.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2018

Taking Vitamin D And Calcium Supplements Might Not Help Bones At All, Study Says

A new analysis of previous studies suggests that taking supplements for calcium and vitamin D aren’t associated with preventing bone fractures in adults. Should you stop taking them?

Medicine December 27, 2017

Prehistoric Women Had Bones Stronger Than Today’s Athletes, Study Finds

Prehistoric women were doing all sorts of laborious farm work during their time. That’s why their bones were much stronger than most athletes at present, including a modern rower’s.

Medicine November 30, 2017

Kennewick Man Reburied After Two Decades Of Legal Battle

The remains of the 9000-year-old Kennewick Man have finally been reburied after a 20-year-old legal battle between scientists and Native Americans. The Ancient One's remains were interred on Feb. 18 in a somber ceremony.

Ancient February 21, 2017

Scientists Find 195-Million-Year-Old Collagen In Dinosaur Bone

Scientists have found ancient collagen and other iron-rich proteins in the bones of a Jurassic-era dinosaur. What helped preserve the soft tissue for nearly 200 million years?

Animals January 31, 2017

Bones In Belgium Cave Prove Neanderthals Were Cannibals: Why Extinct Human Relative Practiced Cannibalism

Bones that were discovered in a Belgium cave more than 100 years ago offer evidence the Neanderthals were cannibals. Why did our close extinct relatives practice cannibalism?

Ancient January 2, 2017

Heart Calcification: Here’s Why The Heart Turns Into Bone And What Researchers Are Doing About It

Heart disease claims a lot of lives but many still live through heart injury. However, researchers have discovered that certain survivors experience calcium formation in their hearts during recovery.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2016

Armored Prehistoric Fish In China Holds Clue To Where Our Jaws Came From

Elements of the modern jaw seen in modern-day vertebrates including humans were found in a prehistoric armored fish. The creature belongs to the group of extinct creatures known as placoderms.

Ancient October 21, 2016

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Biomaterial Can Help Regenerate, Repair Broken Bones

Using hydroxyapatite and a biodegradable polymer, researchers developed a biomaterial that can repair bones and other forms of injury. The hyperelastic bone shows promise in reconstructive surgery.

Material Science September 29, 2016

Oldest Cancer Found In 1.7-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Bone Excavated In South Africa

A fossilized bone of a hominin child has evidence of the oldest malignant tumor. The mass, which was found in the metatarsal, is believed to be a form of an aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

Feature | Health July 31, 2016

A City Made Of Bone May Be The Future: Here's What Scientists Proposed

Cities today are built from concrete and steel, but a new research suggests that artificial bone and eggshells may soon replace these conventional materials. Doing so would support a growing population and save the environment.

Material Science June 30, 2016

How The 'X-Files' Inspired The Big Serial Killer In Episode 13 Of 'Bones'

'Bones' Executive Producer Michael Peterson reveals that the next serial killer in the series is inspired by The Peacock Family from 'The X-Files.' Find out why.

Geek April 16, 2016

Tanning May Lower Skin's Ability To Produce Vitamin D

Tanning is a process by which the skin is exposed to the sun for a darker complexion. This process, however, may lower the skin's ability to produce vitamin D, which is vital for the body.

Life April 6, 2016

New Repair System That Mimics How Salamanders Grow Limbs Offers Hope For Damaged Tissue Regeneration

Scientists in South Wales have developed a new repair system that mimics how salamanders grow their limbs. The new stem cell therapy raises hopes for regeneration of damaged bones and tissues.

Life April 6, 2016

Taking Vitamin D While Pregnant May Strengthen Bones Of Winter Babies

The use of vitamin D supplements has shown improved bone health in babies born in winter. This counteracts the effects brought on by limited sunlight exposure during the season, which could hamper bone growth in babies.

Life March 5, 2016

ADHD Meds May Decrease Bone Density In Kids

Children on ADHD drugs may have lower bone density than their peers. Low bone density was seen in the patients' femur, femoral neck and lower back.

Life March 4, 2016

Iron Age Settlement In Norway Shows Vikings Had Soft Spot For Delicate Glass, Amber Beads

Archaeologists at Ørland, Norway's Main Air Station, dug up glass shards, beads, bones, and garbage tracing from 1,500 years ago. The finds from Iron Age longhouses suggested that the residents loved their bling.

Society December 28, 2015

Weight Loss Surgery Ups Risk Of Bone Fracture, Says New Study

Weight loss surgery increases the risk of bone fracture because it reduces absorption of important nutrients and vitamins essential for bone health.

Life December 27, 2015

Excess Body Fat In Obese Kids Linked To Weaker Bones

Children with excessive body fat may have weaker bones and these bones carry most of the body's weight. The excessive fats may compromise important body process specifically bone growth.

Life December 25, 2015

Study Reveals Why Faces Of Neanderthals Differ From Those Of Modern Humans

Researchers describe for the first time the developmental processes that differentiate modern humans from Neanderthals. Modern humans were observed to have flatter facial features.

Animals December 10, 2015

New Promo For 'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3, Episode 5 Reveals 'Bones' Crossover

Next week is the debut of the two-hour 'Bones' and 'Sleepy Hollow' crossover event that features Crane and Mills teaming up with Booth and Brennan.

Movies/TV Shows October 23, 2015

Scientists Make Progress Growing Organs And Bones In Labs

Patients can be hopeful in getting damaged body organs replaced, as scientists discover a way to supply oxygen to cells that aid in tissue engineering.

Life June 19, 2015

Humans And Our Lighter Bones: Thanks, No Thanks To Agriculture And Sedentary Lifestyle

Modern lifestyle is often blamed on the weakening of the human bones. A new study involving the bones of people who lived over the past 33,000 years suggests agriculture has something to do with the changes in human bones.

May 19, 2015

Mutilating Bodies Of The Dead: Indication Of Neanderthal Rituals Or Cannibalism?

In a site in France, bone remains show Neanderthals mutilated their dead. For what purpose? Researchers look at the possibility of rituals or cannibalism.

April 17, 2015

Lighter Bone, Weaker Skeleton of Modern Humans Due to Sedentary Lifestyle

Research yet again shows the detriments of a sedentary lifestyle. A study spotlights the change in bone structure as coinciding with a shift in the lifestyles of human ancestors.

Life December 24, 2014

How Farming Weakened Human Bones

When humanity settled down to farm rather than hunt and gather, we paid a price -- our bones got weaker. The settled lifestyle saw our skeleton become more fragile, researchers say.

December 23, 2014

Kidney stones put people at risk for bone fractures

Kidney stones may make bone fractures more common, but who is most at risk?

Life October 25, 2014

'Bones' Season 10 premiere: Someone died and here's the explanation [spoiler alert]

Bones ended last season with a bloody shocker. Now here's the behind-the-scenes explanation for one character's demise and how it will affect the long-running show.

Movies/TV Shows September 26, 2014

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