Characterization of Osteosarcopenia in Older Persons: A Bench to Bedside Approach Characterization of Osteosarcopenia in Older Persons: A Bench to Bedside Approach

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr David Scott d.scott@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

In older persons, the combination of osteopenia/osteoporosis and sarcopenia has been proposed as a subset of frailer individuals at higher risk of institutionalization, falls and fractures. However, the particular clinical, biochemical and functional characteristics of the osteosarcopenic (OS) patients remain unknown. In this study, we will use a bench-to-bedside approach to understand the molecular mechanisms of osteosarcopenia (muscle and bone interphase), biochemical and functional changes observed in osteosarcopenic individuals, potential biomarkers of osteosarcopenia, treatment guidelines and innovative therapeutic approaches (pharmacological and non- pharmacological).


School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Western Health

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