Explore joints and genes at the Museum of Science and Industry
Did you know arthritis affects people from childhood to
old age? Or that both genes and lifestyle play a major role in
disease development? Get the chance to find out more about the
latest research into joints and genes.
On Saturday 25th April, researchers
from our Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The
University of Manchester will take over the Manchester
Platform for Investigation* at the Museum of Science and Industry
(MOSI) to showcase cutting edge research into arthritis.
Everyone is invited to take part in live experiments and
activities between 10:30am - 3:30pm to find out more about how we
use the latest science and medical technology to predict, diagnose
and treat arthritis.
Get ready to put on a lab coat and have the chance to extract
your own DNA. Have a look at your joints look through an
ultrasound machine and see just how hot you are with our thermal
imaging scanner. You also have the chance to help us test our new
pain app. Researchers will be hosting short workshops throughout
the day to giving you the chance to extract your own DNA and will
also be on hand to answer any of your questions.
If you can't join us don't forget to follow the #MOSIPi hashtag
on Twitter to keep an eye on what we get up to or visit the National Institute for Health
Research (NIHR) Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit
|*Pi at the Platform for Investigation is our monthly
contemporary science programme showcasing cutting edge research,
live experiments and art and science collaborations.