Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Bone and Joint Research Group - Clinical studies


Osteoporosis lead investigators

Osteoporosis Studies

Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis literally means 'porous bones'. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density is reduced, bone microarchitecture is deteriorating, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered.
Osteoporosis can be prevented with lifestyle changes and sometimes medication; in people with osteoporosis, treatment may involve both.

Here you can find more information about our Osteoporosis studies and how to take part in some of them.

Gout lead investigator

Gout Studies

Gout is a medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis — a red, tender, hot, swollen joint. The metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the big toe is the most commonly affected (~50% of cases). However, it may also present as tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy.

Here you can find more information about our Gout studies and how to take part in some of them.