Cambridge Musculoskeletal Sciences Network
The musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints and all that moves them – ensures effective function of both humans and many other species. Musculoskeletal disease ranges from fracture to arthritis and is an important disease cause of both death and disability globally. The musculoskeletal system is uniquely reliant on linking biological function to mechanical form. Therefore the advancement in patient care (from hip replacement to stem cell therapy) relies upon working across scientific interfaces: Physical and Biological Sciences, Technology and Clinical Medicine.
World class musculoskeletal research effort already exists in Cambridge and we seek to enhance this further with an increased translational emphasis. In order to achieve this, our network will facilitate the interaction of a research community drawn initially from 4 Schools (Physical and Biological Sciences, Technology and Clinical Medicine) and with broad representation within them (medicine and surgery, imaging, materials, bioengineering, design, stem cell biology, and veterinary medicine and surgery).