Investigating mechanical mechanisms underlying osteoarthritis

   Cardiff School of Biosciences

  ,  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Project Description

Osteoarthritis is the major global cause of pain and disability affecting nearly 30million people in the US and 10 million in the UK. There are no effective treatments for osteoarthritis which culminates in joint replacement that does not always prevent pain and rarely restores full function. Abnormal or excessive

mechanical loading is a major risk factor for osteoarthritis but the mechanisms that link mechanical loading to joint degeneration are poorly understood. Cardiff University hosts the Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre Versus Arthritis where we have created cell, animal, and human models to investigate the effect of mechanical load on joint tissue biology. This project will use these models and human samples to reveal molecular mechanisms underlying joint pathology

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Biological Sciences (4) Engineering (12) Medicine (26)

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This project is suitable for self funded students looking for a PhD position at Cardiff University

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