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Newcastle University Researchers at the "Bones" Exhibition

The “Bones” exhibition gets into full swing this half term at the Great North Museum in Newcastle. 

Featuring displays of more than 100 skeletons and fossils, visitors will learn more about bones, the skeleton and its vital role in healthy living. 

The displays include everything from bats to elephants, from dodo to dinosaurs. 

This year, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Group (MRG) at Newcastle University will be taking part with a series of public talks, displays, demonstrations and workshops.

The MRG is an international group of around 80 scientists researching bone diseases including bone cancers, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Newcastle supports world class research into these diseases and hosts the European League Against Rheumatism Centre for Excellence.

 “This is a new collaboration for us.  We were thrilled to be invited to take part.  Newcastle University is a centre of excellence for musculoskeletal research.”

Professor Drew Rowan, Head of the Musculoskeletal Research Group

“We are keen to share our exciting work with people in the north east.  In addition to talks and public lectures there will be informal Q&A sessions in the Learning Zone of the Museum, workshops, demonstrations and even Tai-Chi for beginners.”

Dr Fraser Birrell, Centre for Integrated Musculoskeletal Ageing

“Healthy bones and healthy joints are critical to a healthy life.  Diseases such as arthritis can have a profound impact upon our quality of life.”

Professor John Isaacs – Director, Arthritis Research UK Newcastle Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre and Ageing Limbs research at the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Newcastle.

The Great North Museum

Running until 17th May 2017

Free admission

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