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Statins give bone growth a boost

The development of stem-cell-based models of two diseases that cause dwarfism reveals that statins — drugs that are used to treat high levels of blood cholesterol — may also promote cartilage formation and bone growth. See Article p.507

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Figure 1: A cell-based model of impaired bone growth.


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Olsen, B. Statins give bone growth a boost. Nature 513, 494–495 (2014).

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