Scientists have discovered a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice. After this discovery, UCLA and UC San Francisco life scientists are planning to carry out their further research on this. They are hoping their research could potentially lead to new treatments for osteoporosis and stronger bone density in older women.
However, the research revealed that blocking of a particular set of neurons signals helped female mice in building super-strong bones. The researchers have found that such neurons play a crucial role in controlling women’s bone density. According to a UCLA assistant professor, Stephanie Correa, the researchers have unveiled a new pathway of brain regulating bone density.
Scientists Discovered New Way of Controlling Neurons Activity for Increasing Bone mass
Globally, more than 200 million of people suffer from osteoporosis, in which bones can easily fracture and weaken. This disease is a major threat for specially women as they are highly prone to osteoporosis after menopause. Different outcomes of the research in males and females helped the researchers in understanding about neurons development and their workability. Consequently, the more understanding on the neurons work opened door for new treatments of osteoporosis or improving bone health.
Scientists have found that the deletion of estrogen receptor protein in the hypothalamus caused mice in gaining weight. To learn further on this, scientists have used sensitive laboratory techniques, which revealed alteration in bone density in mice. This increasing bone density resulted in weight gaining in mice. Furthermore, the laboratory techniques showed the researchers the large-boned mice whose bone mass had increased about 800 percent.