A Little Help, Please?

Courtesy of Flickr user D3 San Francisco (cc)

Courtesy of Flickr user D3 San Francisco (cc)

the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone Mineral Research in Denver

Sure, we all come to the big meetings for the new data but that’s not the only reason. The chance to brainstorm and strike up collaborative relationships is a pretty motivating reason too.

A case in point: I spent some time today in the poster session talking with a researcher, who was presenting a poster on the association between lean muscle mass and fall rates among nursing home residents. Her team had hypothesized that greater lean muscle mass would mean a lower fall rate. In fact, they found exactly the opposite. The data offers no obvious clues as to why.

When I asked her what her next step was, she said, “we were hoping someone here might have some ideas.”

—Kerri Wachter, @knwachter on Twitter

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