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-University of Zurich: From Receptor Structure to New Osteoporosis Drugs

Nov 20, 2018 - ENP Newswire

Researchers at the University of Zurich have determined the three-dimensional structure of a receptor that controls the release of calcium from bones. The receptor is now one of the main candidates for developing new drugs to treat osteoporosis. Knowing the receptor's blueprint will be instrumental for designing drugs that could even help to rebuild bones.

Osteoporosis affects about 400,000 people in Switzerland, mostly women after menopause. It is often described as a silent disease, beca...