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Osteoblast precursors distribution

I am trying to make a mathematical model of bone remodelling. I want to know if osteoblasts can move. From where do they appear at the resorbed site? Are osteoblast precursor cells already present ...
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Can facial bones move under prolonged stress?

I heard that facial bones keep changing more unlike other bones in the body. If so, do face bones change/adjust to pressure? For example, palate expanders apparently can widen the maxilla bone through ...
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There is any way to know from what animal a piece of bone came from?

On one of my recent trips i found some broken bone pieces, probably from a rabbit. Then i put myself on the mind of a paleontologist and i was curious on how could one person clasiffy bone shards, for ...
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Trying to identify the species to which this vertebrae belongs

Found vertebrae in the "graveyard of the Atlantic" (on account of the 5,000+ shipwrecks since the 1520's) off Frisco/Hatteras, North Carolina. Tried searching online but not finding any perfect ...
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In endochondral bone formation, why does only hyaline cartilage get ossified to form bone?

There are three types of cartilage: hyaline, fibro cartilage and elastic. Fibro cartilage does not have perichondrium...so it does not take part in ossification because perichondrium needs to develop ...
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Can the face bones be “compressed” or forced together? What would happen? [closed]

Say someone doesn't like that their maxilla bone is too long because the height of the maxilla affects the placement, position and angle of the mandible relatively. If one were to apply mechanical ...
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Are there any proven ways to increase the rate of bone remodeling in humans?

I'm not asking for anything specific -- just wondering if there's any data, studies, or etc. that show a possibility in increased bone resorption and turnover (bone remodeling/Wolff's Law) from ...
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Identify this vertebra

I was walking on the beach in New Jersey (U.S.), at about 40 degrees longitude, and found this bone. It's not a fish. The long process in the front is interesting. It is likely a C2 vertebra. I looked ...