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OC3.1 (2013)

A recent study of heavy cannabis users in Scotland shows regular cannabis smoking can mean weaker bones and a greater risk of breakages. The findings were presented at the 50th anniversary congress of...
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Dr Celia Gregson
At its 50th anniversary congress in Lisbon, the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) today heard from the GLOW study that post-menopausal women with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS...
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OC3.2 (2013)

Dr Leanne Ward
The 50th anniversary congress of the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)in Lisbon this week heard how Canadian children treated with steroids for illnesses such as leukaemia and rheumatic conditi...
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OC5.1 (2013)

Douglas Kiel, of Hebrew Seniorlife and Harvard Medical School
In Lisbon this week, delegates to the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) congress heard how the 'VIBES' trial of older men and women living around Boston, Mass., has taken the wind from the sail...
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Results of a study into the way adolescent bones respond to physical activity are revealed at the 2012 ECTS Annual Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 19-23 May

Douglas Kiel, of Hebrew Seniorlife and Harvard Medical School
Investigation of male and female adolescents examines relationship between the level of physical activity and the size and density of the tibial bone in the lower leg, with results that may help to ex...
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Results of recent study revealed at 2012 ECTS Annual Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 19-23 May

Philip Riches speaking at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues
Specialists in the UK have found that screening patients for a particular type of antibody may be key to identifying those who have a form of severe osteoporosis due to an autoimmune disorder, it was...
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Lycopene, present in tomatoes, has favourable effects on bones – results revealed at ECTS Conference 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, 19-23 May

Philip Riches speaking at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues
Eating tomatoes is beneficial for the bones of postmenopausal women, according to a recent study conducted in Saudi Arabia and revealed today in Stockholm, at the ECTS Annual Congress 2012.
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Results of study into effect of caffeine on calcified tissue presented at the ECTS Annual Congress 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, 19-23 May

Philip Riches speaking at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues
Drinking lots of coffee or caffeine does not lead to an increased risk of broken bones, as had previously been suggested by the medical profession, says new research revealed today in Stockholm, at th...
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Abstract OC34 - presented at the 3rd Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society, Athens, Greece, May 10, 2011

Lars Rejnmark
Major study shows that popular osteoporosis drug, alendronate, does not lead to an increased risk of cancer of the oesophagus, calming fears about potential links between alendronate and cancer.
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Abstract OC29 - presented at the 3rd Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society, Athens, Greece, May 10, 2011

Bo Abrahmsen
Major study shows that popular osteoporosis drug, alendronate, does not lead to an increased risk of cancer of the oesophagus, calming fears about potential links between alendronate and cancer.
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OC48 - presented at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissue - Glasgow - June 26-30, 2010

Philip Riches speaking at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues
Antibodies may be directly influencing the development of the chronic bone fragility disease osteoporosis in patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The preliminary discovery m...
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OP34 - presented at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissue - Glasgow - June 26-30, 2010

Dr David Hosking speaking at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues
A three year study finds that the drug Odanacatib (ODN) can strengthen the bones of postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD).
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OC14 - presented at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissue - Glasgow - June 26-30, 2010

Dr David Hosking speaking at the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues
Experts in the UK, Norway and the Netherlands have found that postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher than average chance of fracturing their bones even if they are taking drugs t...
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About European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)

Organisation for those working in the field of calcified tissues

The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) is the major organisation in Europe for researchers and clinicians working in the field of calcified tissues and related fields. ECTS acts as a forum for the dissemination of high quality research through its annual meeting, the European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, and through training courses and workshops.

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European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)

Amanda Sherwood
ECTS executive director
Phone: + 44 (0)1454 610255
Email: exec@ectsoc.org
Site: www.ectsoc.org

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