Nanoparticles Reverse Bone Loss in Mice

Silica nanoparticles not only suppress bone loss but also promote bone acretion.

Silica Nanoparticles Partially Reverse Osteoporosis in Mice – []

At the small scale, bone structure is constantly remodeled throughout life. We lose bone mass and strength as we age, a condition known as osteoporosis, in part due to a systemic shift of the balance of activities between osteoclasts that remove bone structure and osteoblasts that create it. In older people there is too much absorption of bone and not enough bone deposition. Here researchers demonstrate a way to tilt that balance back towards a more youthful measure:

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