Thanks to our Excellent 2019 Research Students!

Thank you to our 2019 lab interns! Pictured left to right: Isabelle Fisher (University of Vermont), Amanda Craven (Bucknell University), Jetske Brummer (Eindhoven University of Technology), and Jace Whelan (Marquette University). Best of luck on your future endeavors!

Drinking red wine on Mars may protect against muscle atrophy

A new study by researchers at BIDMC, including Dr. Mary Bouxsein, have shown that resveratrol, a natural ingredient in grapes and blueberries, may protect against muscle atrophy and preserve muscle function under partial gravity conditions. Read the new press release here to learn more about how red wine could protect muscular health on Mars.

 

New Publications: Congratulations to Authors!

Congratulations on the publications of two new manuscripts!

‘In vitro injection of osteoporotic cadaveric femurs with a triphasic calcium‐based implant confers immediate biomechanical integrity’ was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (link).

 

‘Influence of soft tissue on bone density and microarchitecture measurements by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography’ was published in Bone (link).

Dr. Mary Bouxsein

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Bouxsein on her promotion to Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Congratulations to Dr. Mary L. Bouxsein on her promotion to Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School! Dr. Bouxsein is the first woman ever to be a Harvard Full Professor in Orthopedics from BIDMC, and the 3rd woman to be a full professor in Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School.

Congratulations to Dr. Bouxsein for being awarded two NASA health and human performance proposals!

NASA’s Human Research Program and Space Biology Program announced the funding of 25 proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long-duration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. Dr. Mary Bouxsein was awarded two proposals titled:

  • Dose-response study of musculoskeletal outcomes following centrifugation in adult mice on the International Space Station
  • Time course of spaceflight-induced adaptations in bone morphology, bone strength and muscle quality

Congratulations to Dr. Bouxsein on her funded proposals! Read more about the awards here.

Congratulations to Fjola Johannesdottir on her Promotion to Instructor!

Congratulations to Dr. Fjola Johannesdottir for her promotion to Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School!

Thank You to our 2018 Summer Interns!

Thank you to our 2018 summer lab interns: Frank Ma (Tufts University), Jordan Nustad (Boston University), Nadeen Odeh (Harvard University), and Joseph Martoccia (Western New England University)!

Congratulations to Fjola on her Young Investigator Travel Grant!

Congratulations to Dr. Fjola Johannesdottir, Ph.D. on being awarded the ASBMR-funded travel grant to attend the 2018 Bone Research Society meeting in Winchester, UK!

New Publication: Sclerostin antibody inhibits skeletal deterioration in mice exposed to partial weight-bearing

Congratulations to Jordan Spatz, Rachel Ellman, and co-authors on the publication of their manuscript in the journal of Life Sciences in Space Research! Here is a link to the paper and link to social media announcement.