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UMKC researchers awarded $8.3 million NIH grant to study ‘crosstalk’ between bones and muscles

Posted by on July 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has received a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the relationship between osteoporosis (loss of bone density) and sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) as people age. The research will be led by Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D., Curators’ Professor […]

School of Nursing researchers develop pilot program to benchmark muscle strength in the elderly

Posted by on November 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

As we grow older, our bones and our muscles grow weaker. It is a simple, biological fact of life. Consequently, this weakening of bone and muscle makes us more susceptible to falls as we age. The risk of falling increases further with the onset of chronic conditions such as osteoporosis (diminished bone mass), which effects […]

UMKC launches Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program

Posted by on July 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

In response to growing workforce demand for allied health care workers, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is offering a new Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) degree program. The program, which is accepting students for the Fall 2011 semester, is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in pursuing a degree in […]

UMKC Hospital Hill Campus hosts 2011 Health Sciences Research Summit

Posted by on April 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools co-hosted the UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit on Wednesday, April 20, in the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill Campus. The purpose of the Research Summit was to make the UMKC community aware of the health sciences related research being conducted in the Schools of Biological […]

Bone biology and muscle biology researchers awarded $1.1 million ‘Grand Opportunity’ grant

Posted by on October 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Interdisciplinary group of researchers to study ‘crosstalk’ between bones and muscles. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the awarding of a “Grand Opportunity” grant to the Bone Biology and Muscle Biology Groups at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The grant was […]