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Elazar Zelzer

How the “Sixth Sense” Shapes the Skeleton
03.09.2020

The findings point to a surprising origin for scoliosis and hip dysplasia

skeletons
02.11.2017

 Scoliosis may be linked to problems with our "sixth sense" 

Bones of mice at different ages, imaged with three-dimensional computer tomography. A core element at the center of the bone (highlighted in different colors) enabled the scientists to align different bones for comparison
19.12.2015

How do bones retain their proportions as they grow? 

Natural healing process of fractured bones. (A) Healing begins with a collection of blood and inflammation at the fracture site. (B) Soft callus (purple) is formed, which develops into the bidirectional growth plate at the concave side of the fracture site. (C) The growth plate drives bone growth in opposite directions. The result is a jack-like mechanical effect that moves the fragments toward straightening (red arrows). (D) New bone tissue is formed (orange). (E) The shape of the bone is fine-tuned by rem
04.11.2014

Movement might actually help heal fractures in young bones

Developing bone in normal (top) and mutant (bottom) embryos. Protrusions in a developing bone are formed by a distinct class of cells (green) that differ from the regular bone-forming cells (yellow-orange). Incorrect regulation and distribution of these cells leads to irregularities in the shape of the forming bone
12.02.2014

How does an oxygen-demanding biological process cope with low-oxygen conditions?

Dr. Elazar Zelzer
11.05.2011

Dr. Elazar Zelzer received the Scientific Council Prize for the Life Sciences from the Weizmann Institute’s Scientific Council (2011).

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How Tendons Shape Developing Bones
14.01.2010
Bones, muscles and tendons work together to provide the perfect balance between stability and movement in the...
Mouse embryo skeleton showing sites of initial bone formation (stained red) and cartilage (green and blue), which will later be replaced by bone
01.10.2009
Do developing organs give each other directions?
Encounter on the way up. Dr. Elazar (Eli) Zelzer and Prof. Steve Weiner
01.11.2005

When Genetics Encounters Chemistry: Dr. Elazar Zelzer and Prof. Steve Weiner put their heads together to check the genetic process...