News story: Know Your Bones reaches milestone – and scoops national award
Know Your Bones, an online bone health self-assessment tool established by Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia, reached 50,000 website visits this month, and received a Highly Commended award at the prestigious National PRIA Golden Target awards.
Osteoporosis: Major study identifies 150 new genetic sites that affect risk
In the largest ever study of its kind, an international research team has identified over 150 new sites in the human genome that are linked to low bone mineral density and to an increased risk of fracture.
Outwitting the ‘silent thief’: how clues in our genes could help prevent osteoporotic fracture
In a world first, new Australian research has revealed that genetic profiling can help predict whether an individual will break a bone through osteoporosis. The findings, which arise from Australia’s globally recognised Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study, are likely to contribute to clinical decision-making in future, bringing us one step closer to personalised medicine for bone disease.
Garvan researcher Dr Michelle McDonald was acknowledged last week with two awards at the annual meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. The awards recognise her current research into the biology of bone cells as well as her overall contribution to the field over the past five years.