New type of bone cell could reveal targets for osteoporosis treatment

March 1st, 2021

EurekAlert!, Other, 26/02/2021
Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new type of bone cell that may reveal new therapeutic approaches for osteoporosis and other skeletal diseases. The new cells, which the researchers term ‘osteomorphs’, are found in the blood and bone marrow, and fuse together to form osteoclasts, specialised cells that break down bone tissue. […] Collaborating researchers are from the University of Western Australia, University of Queensland, Imperial College London, UNSW Sydney, the Australian National University, the Centenary Institute, the University of Sydney, Medical University of Vienna, CSIRO, Biovinc and the University of Bristol.

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