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Advancing osteoporosis medicine by observing bone microstructure and remodelling using a four-dimensional nanoscope

Project description

Innovative nanoscope unveils bone morphology in living animals

Osteoporosis is associated with weak and brittle bones, but our understanding of the disease remains limited. Therefore, there is an imminent need to properly characterise bone structure, the dynamics of bone remodelling as well as bone vascularisation. Scientists of the EU-funded 4-D nanoSCOPE project will combine state-of-the art image processing software and X-ray microscopy to obtain serial 3D images of bone. It is the first time that this approach has been possible in living animals and will allow scientists to determine bone microstructure as well as the impact of age, hormones, inflammation and treatment.

Host institution

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM ERLANGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 837 980,00
Address
Maximiliansplatz 2
91054 Erlangen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (4)

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM ERLANGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 837 980,00
Address
Maximiliansplatz 2
91054 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 755 050,00
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 6 773 605,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00