February 2002 Bulletin

NIAMS calls for research applications on bone quality initiative

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invites research applications that provide novel means to assess bone quality and elucidate the relationships among disease- and aging-related changes in bone quality, gender-related variations in bone quality, and increased bone fragility and fracture susceptibility. Current tools for the precise assessment of fracture risk are limited. In order to target high-risk populations for preventive or therapeutic interventions, it is necessary to have tools that are able to assess bone strength and quality.

Objectives of this Request for Application (RFA-AR-02-002), "New Research Strategies for Evaluation and Assessment of Bone Quality," are to address the following questions:

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-02-002.html

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