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Review: People are trying to find their way in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the next chapter in an assassin’s tale; a love story with global implications; a new season of animated satire; and a few titles from our recent pasts.

Essential Science: Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones

Scientists have come up with an alternative to bone grafts, based on bubble technology. The development may help alleviate long-term hospitalization and help to address fractures that do not readily heal.

Math helps scientists to make bones stronger

Based on a new mathematical mode, biologists have shown injections of peptide raise the density of bones degraded by osteoporosis back to healthy levels. This is promising news given that new treatments for osteoporosis are needed.

Has fluoride in water helped our health overall?

Some fifty years ago, in the U.S., consideration was given to adding fluoride to water and toothpaste. This was on the basis of medical advice. Was this advice correct and has fluoridation produced health benefits?

Bone healing advanced through crab shell protein

An advancement in nanotechnology: scientists have succeeded in combining a sugar, extracted from crab and shrimp shells, with nanomaterials. This is the building block for bone regeneration and wound healing.

3D printed biomaterial promises better bones

A newly formulated biological material, that can be produced via a 3D printer, promises an advancement in medicine by helping to support and to build stronger bones.

Essential Science: Why strong bones are needed for space travel

One limitation with a deep space mission, such as to Mars, is the effect of microgravity on astronauts. To find ways to build-up resilience and maintain bone strength, scientists have, surprisingly, been studying fish.

Bones self-repair thanks to nanotechnology

University of Michigan researchers have created a polymer sphere capable of delivering a molecule directly into bone wounds. The molecule instructs cells at the injury site to repair the damage.

Researchers find way to multiply teeth

Tokyo - Teeth can be multiplied, according to a new study. Scientists were able to use germ-cells and develop these into fully functional teeth, in a proof-of-concept study.

Dinosaurs really were warm-blooded, study suggests

Dinosaurs grew quickly and were warm-blooded just like modern mammals, says a scientist who researched the metabolism of these ancient creatures.

Bone munching worms of the past

Cambridge - Recently discovered ocean worms, known for feasting on whale bones, date back to prehistoric times. Long-ago the worms fed on the carcasses of giant marine reptiles, according to a new study that has plunged the depths of the sea.

New osteoarthritis therapy revealed Special

The company Levolta Pharmaceuticals has outlined the results of an initial Phase II study for a potential disease modifying drug. The drug is designed to treat patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Oldest human genome sequenced

A 45,000-year-old bone has been sequenced. This is the oldest human genome yet to have been sequenced. The bone came from a leg bone preserved in Siberia.

Statins could treat forms of dwarfism

Kyoto - Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have found through a drug screen on human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that statins can stimulate bone growth. This has led some to speculate if statins can be used for certain forms of dwarfism.

Ancient North American infant reburied

Anzick-1, the 12,600-year-old remains of an infant found in central Montana, whose DNA was sequenced earlier this year, has been buried in a special ceremony.

Are melatonin supplements useful?

McGill researchers have shown that melatonin supplements may make bones stronger in old rats. This has led to discussion in relation to people, and whether such supplements are effective.

Neanderthal DNA persists in modern humans

Two new studies demonstrate the extent of Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern human genomes. The genetic relationship is far greater than previously thought.

Barcelona University makes fascinating find in hidden cave

Barcelona - Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona in Spain made an exciting and fascinating discovery recently. They found the bones of four people, dating back some 6,400 years and the funerary rites were unlike anything they had seen before.

K-9 skull study may help children with craniofacial deformities

Bethesda - The family dog may be more than a fun and faithful companion; in fact, researchers believe dogs may help lead us to a better understanding of our heads.

Ancient tombs found in the city of Luxor in Egypt

Luxor - Italian archaeologists have apparently discovered tombs in the ancient city of Luxor which are believed to be at least 3,000 years old. The interesting find includes human remains and well-preserved canopic jars.

Woman grows bones in her eyes following cosmetic surgery

A woman underwent cosmetic surgery, in a process that uses stem cells to rejuvenate skin. Afterwards the woman grew bone fragments in the flesh around one of her eyes. This caused her considerable pain.

Woman charged for sex with human skeleton

A Swedish woman who was arrested back in September after police found skeletons in her apartment has been charged on Tuesday for using the bones as sex toys.

Bones of Ned Kelly to be returned to his family

The bones of the infamous outlaw Ned Kelly will be returned to his descendants for burial. This comes after more than 130 years have passed since he was tried and hanged for murder.

Moderate drinking may be good for women's bones

Corvallis - Listen up all you teetotalers, a new study suggests moderate drinking may be good for the bones of post-menopausal women.

Dispute over Native American Bones

San Diego - A lawsuit is taking place between representatives of the Kumeyaay Indians and the University of California over some 9,000 year-old bones. The lawsuit is set to be held during May 2012.

UFC: Jon 'Bones' Jones relaxed and confident ahead of UFC 140 Special

Toronto - Walk like a champion. Talk like a champion. Jon “Bones” Jones stepped out onto the stage for his weigh-in on Friday and looked completely relaxed and unfazed as fans gave him a mixed reception of boos and cheers.

Bones protruding out of ground in Iowa cemetery

Heavy rains have caused major erosion to the grounds of an Iowa cemetery. The bones of once buried corpses are now becoming exposed to the world above.

Dinosaur bones found by crew working on Edmonton sewer

Edmonton - Members of a City of Edmonton, Alberta, drainage crew first thought they had found some interesting rocks, but it is now believed they uncovered dinosaur bones and a tooth.

Busted: Relic trafficker with alleged saints in his luggage

A small yet truly global operation was foiled when a Swiss man was busted who tried to transport skulls and bones stemming from Greek Orthodox burials to a Russian Orthodox priest in Germany who wanted to start a church in India.

Drinking moderate amounts of beer may strengthen bones

Spanish researchers have discovered that woman who drink a moderate amount of beer may be helping to strengthen their bones.
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Canadian Museum of History
Bones with bites and tool marks from Gough s Cave
Bones with bites and tool marks from Gough's Cave
The Trustees of the National History Museum, UK
Human Skull
Human Skull
American Museum of Natural History
This horse mandible from Cave 2 shows a number of cut marks on the lingual surface. They indicate th...
This horse mandible from Cave 2 shows a number of cut marks on the lingual surface. They indicate that the animal's tongue was cut out with a stone tool.
University of Montreal
Katelan Foisy s private altar to William S. Burroughs  designed entirely with found items.
Katelan Foisy's private altar to William S. Burroughs, designed entirely with found items.
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Fox
A caribou bone. The specimen (# I5.6.5) is dated to 18 570 ± 110 14C BP (OxA-33777) and shows strai...
A caribou bone. The specimen (# I5.6.5) is dated to 18,570 ± 110 14C BP (OxA-33777) and shows straight and parallel marks resulting from filleting activity.
University of Montreal
Skull in Gough s Cage sculpted into a bowl
Skull in Gough's Cage sculpted into a bowl
The Trustees of the National History Museum, UK
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Fox Home Entertainment
Inferior view of a fourth cervical vertebra  together with the articulating C3. Of a group of four a...
Inferior view of a fourth cervical vertebra, together with the articulating C3. Of a group of four articulating vertebrae (C1-C4), only the inferior parts of C4, and the C3 neural spine show burning, a pattern consistent with burning after the head was severed probably with the aid of the knife.
Journal of Archaeological Science
Some of the bones one can view at the University of Guelph.
Some of the bones one can view at the University of Guelph.
Tooth and tool marks on boes in Gough s Cave
Tooth and tool marks on boes in Gough's Cave
Bello et. al