Bone loss and reduced bone mass, which is commonly associated with diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, most cancers of the bone and transfusion-dependent thalassemia, leave patients at a high risk of fractures, pain, and other serious problems.

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The Metabolic Bone Research group is working to identify the pathways required to build bone and limit bone destruction, as well as understand how the cells in the bone microenvironment communicate with each other. The group hopes these findings will assist in the identification of new ways to promote bone formation.

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Research Group Head | Associate Professor Frances Milat

Bone loss and reduced bone mass are commonly associated with osteoporosis, arthritis and most cancers of the bone. They can leave patients with increased risk of fractures, pain and other serious problems. My research aims to identify the pathways required to build bone and limit bone destruction.
Associate Professor Frances Milat is a clinician-researcher with expertise in osteoporosis and metabolic disorders.

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