Suppressing bone specific protein can alleviate radiotherapy-induced osteoporosis

Patients who receive radiation have a risk of losing bone density and suffering from broken bones within the radiation field during their lifetimes. New research from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia may hold a clue to curtailing this side effect: suppressing a bone specific protein via its neutralizing antibody alleviates radiation-induced bone loss in an animal model.
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