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Prof. Troy talks to Trailrunner Magazine about bone health and running

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Karen Troy spoke to science writer Christine Yu about how running can affect bone health.  Her interview is part of a larger article about ultrarunner Camille Herron’s training regimen, which breaks long runs into shorter bouts.  Read the whole article here:  Camille Herron’s Advice For Ultra Athletes: Skip the Long Run – Trail Runner Magazine

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PhD student Julia Nicolescu highlighted for her work with the Perry Initiative!

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First year PhD student Julia Nicolescu has been named a Fellow with the Perry Initiative – a program that works to build the pipeline of women interested in orthopaedics, medicine, and engineering.  Last week she traveled to Dallas, Texas, to support one of the Perry Outreach workshops.  The Dallas Morning News ran a story about […]

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News from this year’s ORS meeting

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The Troy Lab is now on Twitter!  Follow us at @Troy_BiomechLab. Also in the news:  Karen gave two presentations at this year’s Orthopaedic Research Society and is super excited about the new Computational Modeling Research Interest Group that has formed within the ORS.

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New Review Article on External Stimuli and Human Bone Adaptation

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Congratulations to Megan Mancuso, Andrew Wilzman, and Kyle Murdock for a new review article on external stimuli and human bone adaptation.  You can read it for free here!

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MBL website updated, and so much news!

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Hi all – it’s been since Covid that I updated the site. Whew! Here’s a quick rundown of the lab highlights since then. Megan Mancuso graduated with her PhD in August, 2020!  Congratulations Dr. Mancuso!  She is working at Mathworks now. Nicole Mattson graduated with her MS in May, 2021!  Congratulations Nicole!  She is working […]

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MBL News Update – March 2020

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The MBL has been busy this year! Karen Troy, Megan Mancuso, and colleagues just published a new paper in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research that summarizes the primary outcomes of the Women’s Bone Health study. FIND IT HERE! We have begun a new collaboration with the Spaulding National Running Center to investigate metatarsal […]

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New journal articles from the MBL!

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MBL member Joshua Johnson has two recent publications: 1. Validation of a new multiscale finite element analysis approach at the distal radius (Med. Eng. Phys) 2. Simplified boundary conditions alter cortical-trabecular load sharing at the distal radius; A multiscale finite element analysis. (J. Biomech) MBL Director Karen Troy just published an article on Practical considerations for […]

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Femur fracture at high speed

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Did you know that it takes less than 1/100th of a second for a crack to nucleate and propagate through bone when it is impacted?  In collaboration with Dr. Nima Rahbar and his lab, we recently collected high-speed video of a femur as it fractured.  We will use the data we collect to predict where […]

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MBL collaborates with the Army and Gordon College to Study Running and Bone

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Work done at the MBL was recently highlighted on the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) Facebook page!  Working with Drs. Rebecca Fellin at USARIEM, and Jessica Ventura at Gordon College, we have been studying how training for a first marathon changes bone structure and running style.  This work will also be […]

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Measurement of bone deformity in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis

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Measurement of bone deformity in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) are two types of chronic inflammatory arthritis that result in progressive disability and joint degeneration.  RA results in abnormalities in bone metabolism, including the generation of focal bone erosion sites within joints and patients with PsA develop pathologic bone formations (osteophytes). The joints of the hand are commonly […]

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