Sunday, April 23, 2006

"Scientists Solve Rare Bone Disease Mystery"

Renegade skeletons?
NEW YORK - Scientists have discovered a mutant gene that triggers the body to form a second, renegade skeleton, solving the mystery of a rare disease called FOP that imprisons children in bone for life.

Frightening. But, the good news:
The finding, reported Sunday, may one day lead to development of a drug, not only to treat the rare bone disorder, but more common bone buildup related to head and spine trauma, and even sports injuries, the researchers said.

Medicine advances. Humans amaze.

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