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Australian Genomewide Association Study in Osteoporosis [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Osteoporosis Genomewide Association Study

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/511132]

Researchers: Prof Geoffrey Nicholson Prof Graeme Jones Prof Richard Prince (Participant) Prof John Eisman (Principal investigator, Participant) Prof Matthew Brown (Principal investigator)
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Brief description Osteoporosis is a common condition in which bone strength is reduced due to reduced amount and quality of bone. Reduced bone strength means an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporotic fractures occur in 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men in their lifetime, and the likelihood of suffering osteoporotic fracture increases with age. Most of the risk of developing osteoporosis is genetic, but few of the genes involved have been identified. Our goal is to identify those genes.

Funding Amount $AUD 882,722.67

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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