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Osteoblasts are bone idle without Frizzled-9

New research shows that the Wnt receptor Frizzled-9 (Fzd9) promotes bone formation, providing a potential new target for the treatment of osteoporosis. The study appears online on March 14 in The Journal of Cell Biology .

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains

A new analysis of the remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) that roamed Earth 68 million years ago has confirmed traces of protein from blood and bone, tendons, or cartilage. The findings, scheduled for publication in the ...

Researchers gain fuller picture of cell protein reactions

Over the past decade, advances in genetic mapping tools have provided great insight into how DNA influences cell behavior. But genetics is only half the equation; much of cells' behavior is the result of post-transcriptional ...

Researchers use IT to unlock the mysteries of human evolution

If you've ever seen a delivery truck driving around on campus, there's a small chance there could have been human bones nestled among its cargo. Their destination? Penn State's Center for Quantitative Imaging, where a group ...

Where have all the dodos gone?

Biology professor Beth Shapiro is one part laboratory scientist and one part Indiana Jones style adventurer, traveling to remote locations to find fossilized bones and eggshells of ancient animals and extract their ancient ...

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