Current Bone Research: Faster Fracture Recovery?

An exciting discovery has been made at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine: A protein called Jagged-1 causes human stem cells to differentiate into bone-producing cells. While bear PTH may help protect osteoporosis patients (among others) from bone fractures, this discovery could lead to faster fracture recovery for humans and animals. Jagged-1 may also open doorways to treatments for a rare genetic disease called Alagille syndrome. Check out the full article here!

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