Broken bones are a bigger deal the older you are: healed bones of older people are weaker and more likely to re-fracture. In a paper published in JCI Insight on Sept. 19, Duke scientists found that a certain protein, which is more prevalent in older people, interferes with bone healing. They hope this discovery will lead to new treatments to help people heal after injuries or surgeries.
- Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight
- Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, National Institutes of Health - Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, American Diabetes Association