"The degradation of articular cartilage is a hallmark in musculoskeletal
diseases, such as osteoarthritis, which affects the majority of the
Due to the lack of specific and sensitive markers to detect subtle
changes in the tissue, no routine procedure is currently available to
assess non-destructively the functional, structural, and biochemical
properties during the early stages of the tissue degradation.
One major obstacle that has prevented any successful development of an
early detection procedure is the complex molecular and morphological
structures of the tissue."
CBR member Yang Xia and his post doc ShaoKuan Zheng are studying the structure of cartilage using magnetic resonance imaging performed at the Ronald B Bennett and Janet N Bennett Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
Created by Brad Roth (email@example.com) on Thursday, June 11, 2009 Modified by Brad Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Friday, June 12, 2009 Article Start Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009