AIMSS Research Fellow Dr Ben Kirk recently presented a talk entitled ‘Muscle, Bone and Fat Crosstalk in Osteosarcopenia: Three sides of the same Coin’ as part of the Academic Translations Seminars series hosted by the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Synpopsis

Osteosarcopenia is a newly discovered Geriatric syndrome coined from the Greek words “Osteo”(bone loss) and “Sarcopenia” (muscle loss), which predisposes older persons to adverse outcomes and significantly burdens our health systems.

This seminar talk provided a scientific update on:

  • Age-related changes in muscle, bone and fat leading to Osteosarcopenia
  • Risk factors, pathophysiology and clinical outcomes of Osteosarcopenia
  • Mesenchymal stem cells as key regulators of muscle, bone and fat formation
  • Role of cytokines (as molecular messengers) in mediating muscle, bone and fat crosstalk and age-related changes in their functional properties
  • Diagnosis and treatments for Osteosarcopenia
  • Summary and future directions

Watch the video

Watch the Echo360 recording of Dr Kirk’s talk on Muscle, Bone and Fat Crosstalk in Osteosarcopenia: Three sides of the same Coin here.

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