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Washington University School of Medicine

Identifying Pathways Associated with New Bone Growth

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Caption: Osteoporosis affects more than half of all Americans over the age of 50. It's also very common in organ transplant recipients. Doctors have a number of treatments to slow the deterioration of bone, but there's not much available to spur the growth of new bone. Now, however, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered what appears to be a potent stimulator of new bone growth. Jim Dryden reports.

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