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World Arthritis Day

On World Arthritis Day this year, we are talking to the MRC/ Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA). CIMA is a research centre based at the Universities of Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield, which aims to understand why our bone, joints and muscles function less well as we age, and why older people develop clinical diseases of these musculoskeletal tissues, including arthritis and osteoporosis.

Centre Director Professor Malcolm Jackson talks about the work of CIMA, and Professor John Loughlin, Newcastle Director, explains why CIMA has a focus on epigenetics to try to understand why diseases of the musculoskeletal system, such as osteoarthritis, occur.

 

If you would like to learn more about the ageing process, and learn how our everyday behaviours are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health, CIMA is running a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) starting on the 6th November; https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/musculoskeletal 

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