Breast cancer spreading to bone: a new understanding

Breast cancer spreading to bone: a new understanding

New research is providing clues as to how breast cancer cells alter bone cells. This is pretty big news, because breast cancer becomes deadlier and harder to treat if it spreads to the bone. By understanding how breast cancer gains a foothold into bone, scientists can hopefully get a step ahead of it. There is […]

Brittle bone disease: new hope?

Brittle bone disease: new hope?

Osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, occurs in about 1 in every 20,000 live births. This disease can be debilitating; the body has a difficult time forming new bones, and when bones do form, they aren’t very strong, so fractures are common. But now, there may be hope on the horizon for those suffering from […]