Researchers from the University of Southampton are developing a new drug that will help heal bones quicker. The drug can be used by the elderly who has suffered from fractures for speedy recoveries.
The researchers tested the drug on bone samples that came from patients of hip replacement surgery. It was able to activate the “Wnt,” a molecular pathway that is responsible for the division of stem cells to form more bone cells inside the body.
By stimulating the formation of more bone cells, the patient could recover faster by using the protein in the drug, according to Zee News. The process is slower in older people, who are prone in experiencing fractures.