The researchers from the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease University of Liverpool, England, discovered a new method to increase bone volume by 30 percent.
In this case, Professor Jonathan Jarvis of Liverpool John Moores University designed miniature muscle pacemakers that were used in the University of Liverpool labs to produce contractions in the muscles of the legs of rats over 28 days. The study shows, through this method of getting 30 percent of mice bone density is included in the same target area.
|The muscle pacing method used in the study saw the rats gain 30 percent of bone within the targeted areas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1iS2n4p)|
"The disease of bone and fragility affect the proportion of our population. However, no specific treatment is available affects the entire spine," said study leader said, the PhD candidate of University of Liverpool, Paula Vickerton as reported by the Liverpool University public release.
The researchers said that this method serves to help people, including elderly women after menopause, which generally have brittle bones due to loss of density. In addition, according to them, this method also offers the possibility of a more effective treatment than is available today.
Commenting on these findings, Paula supervisor, Dr. Nathan Jeffery said, this method proved to increase bone volume and increase the possibility of the development of the treatment of people at risk of debilitating bone complications. This research has been published in the Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCIENCEDAILY]
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