Scientists are developing an earth-science technique to catch osteoporosis sooner.
Jan 8 2013 - 9:30am
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- Osteoporosis - A bone disease that reduces the density of calcium in bones and increases risk of bone fracture.
- Isotope Fractionation - A process which detects different versions or isotopes of an element such as calcium.
- Isotopes – Atoms of the same chemical element that differ in the number of neutrons that they have; measuring the ratios of different isotopes of calcium that are present in the body may help researchers better detect signs of diseased bones.