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Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology

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About the Center

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The Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology brings together diverse researchers at Baylor College of Medicine to develop coordinated clinical and basic science research and provide training opportunities more broadly focused on musculoskeletal health. The center is part of the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas, a collaborative research, clinical and education program of Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

The Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas provides services to assist investigators in the bone disease program working with skeletal tissues. See information for each service available:

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Center Faculty

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Research participants from Baylor College of Medicine and partner institutions work to translate basic science discoveries to more effective treatment and prevention options. See list of Baylor participants and information on each.

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Cores

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Cores provide technical and training services to assist investigators at Baylor College of Medicine and in the Bone Disease Program.

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Seminars/Grand Rounds

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A range of seminars and training opportunities are available for individuals interested in musculoskeletal health.

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What to expect within tumor microenvironment

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Dr. Xiang Zhang conducted a series of analyses to profile the immune cell composition of tumor microenvironments in eight murine models and in clinical datasets of triple-negative breast cancers.

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Understanding cause of joint and tendon dysfunction in osteogenesis imperfeca

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In a recent study, published in PNAS, CSMB researchers discovered that blocking a specific molecular pathway may prevent joint defects in a preclinical OI mouse model. 

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The bone microenvironment ‘empowers’ cancer cells to become metastatic

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Read about Dr. Xiang H.-F. Zhang lab's breakthough discoveries into the role that the bone microenvironment plays in metastasis. Image courtesy of the authors/Cell Development 2021.

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There is a new player in adult bone healing

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Dr. Dongsu Park and his colleagues investigate adult bone healing and recently uncovered a new mechanism that has potential therapeutic applications. Image courtesy of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases/NIH

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Making strides in tackling osteoarthritis

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In a recent study, Dr. Prathap Jayaram and members of the lab of Dr. Brendan Lee demonstrate the potential disease-modifying effects of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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