Clinical and Translational
Musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis are among the commonest human afflictions. They affect all age groups and frequently cause disability. Not only are musculoskeletal disorders highly prevalent but, because of their association with aging, they are becoming more prevalent as the population ages.
The mission of our Programme is to develop novel approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders including arthritis by seeking a better understanding of bone, cartilage and muscle biology and pathophysiology in health and disease. Alongside the unparalleled laboratory research facilities at the Institute of Medical Sciences, the on-site state-of-the-art Clinical Research Facility, the world-class expertise in clinical trials, the links with the NHS and with Industry enable translation of our novel research findings from the laboratory to clinical applications.