Stem cells could be key to osteoporosis treatment

Researchers find a way to rejuvenate isolated bone marrow stem cells, paving the way for possible osteoporosis treatments.

Brown and white splodges
Stained calcium (dark brown) in stem cells from the bone marrow: Young stem cells (left) produce more material for bone than old stem cells (center). They can be rejuvenated by adding sodium acetate (right). Credit. Pouikli/Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing