Modulating bone cell recruitment to prevent osteoporosis

Christoph WINKLER (Group Leader, Biological Sciences) July 28, 2020

NUS biologists have identified a pathway to reduce bone resorption and maintain bone health for potentially better treatment outcomes.

Osteoporosis is the most common age-related bone disease which affects hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide. It is estimated that one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 suffer from osteoporotic bone fractures. In ageing populations, the incidence of hip fractures increases dramatically, resulting in a high risk of morbidity and mortality. Hence, osteoporosis is an immediate and significant health concern in Singapore and worldwide.