Researchers discover a new type of bone cell and name it after the Power Rangers

Go, go, osteomorphs!

In breaking news, researchers at the Garvan Institute in Sydney have identified a brand-new type of bone cell, which could change the way we treat osteoporosis and other skeletal diseases, dubbing their discovery an ‘osteomorph’.

Osteomorphs
Credit: Dr Michelle McDonald.

The research team was originally investigating osteoclasts — the cells responsible for bone resorption — under intravital imaging technology when they noticed something unexpected.

Instead of undergoing apoptosis, like

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