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Researchers Discover Potential New Method for Reducing the Effects of Lead Exposure on Bone Healing

August 24, 2014. Drs. Regis O’Keefe, Michael J. Zuscik and J. Edward Puzas recently published results demonstrating how heavy metals affect bone fracture healing. It has long been known that lead exposure can inhibit bone repair, but little is known about how. The researchers discovered that heavy metals such as lead reduce levels of b-catenin. Their findings showed that activating the b-catenin pathway can help improve bone healing. Their results were published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Read more... 

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