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Research implicates causative genes in osteoporosis, suggesting new targets for future therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
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Medical News Today: Ultrasound scans could boost screenings for osteoporosis  MNT · 3 weeks
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3D simulation of bone densitometry predict better the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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Ultrasonography of calcaneus offers comparable results to those obtained by DXA  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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