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Centre for Bone and Arthritis Research

Welcome to our research centre. We rely on a multidisciplinary translational approach with the overall aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis, two of the most common diseases in Sweden.



Elderly men with low levels of DHEA in the blood run an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease events.

The Sahlgrenska Academy study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. For more information click here.


Researchers at CBAR have discovered a central mechanism for the regulation of bone strength and fracture risk.

The study, published in Nature Medicine, is led by researchers from CBAR in collaboration with researchers from Harvard University in Boston, University of Turku and Umeå University. For more infomation click here


Mattias Lorentzon receives the Minor Fernström Prize for 2014

Mattias Lorentzon är årets mottagare av Eric K. Fernströms pris till yngre, särskilt lovande och framgångsrika forskare vid Göteborgs universitet. Han får priset för sina betydande insatser inom klinisk osteoporosforskning. För mer information klicka här


Marie Lagerquist receives the Minor Fernström Prize for 2013

Marie Lagerquist is awarded the prize for new models explaining how estrogen deficiency leads to brittle bones and increased risk of fractures. For more infomation click here



Petra Henning and Ulf Lerner at CBAR report on Vitamin A and the skeleton in Endocrine Reviews.  



Estrogen receptor-α in osteocytes is important for trabecular bone formation in male mice.

Sara Windahl at CBAR publishes a study in PNAS on the the role of ER-α in ostecytes in bone formation.


Hans Carlsten belönas för innovativ och målinriktad forskning i reumatologi

Professor Hans Carlstens forskning har kommit till direkt nytta för dagens patienter med reumatisk sjukdom, inte minst genom ett nytt läkemedel för behandling av SLE-sjuka. Nu får han Pfizers stora forskningsstipendium 2012. För vidare information, klicka här eller se Pfizers press release


Associate Professor Marie Lagerquist receives 8.5 MSEK from Ragnar Söderberg Foundation

Ragnar Söderberg Foundation supports young, promising researchers. Marie Lagerquist was one of eight that was chosen to become a Ragnar Söderberg Researcher. She has done important discoveries in the search for an osteoporosis medicine. For further information click here. 



Multiple Loci in circulating sex hormone-binding globulin implicated in sex steroid hormone regulation.

Ohlsson C at CBAR and colleagues in Plos Genetics


WNT16 identified as an important determinant of bone strength and osteoporotic fracture risk.

Claes Ohlsson and Mattias Lorentzon at CBAR are senior authors on this study that is published in Plos Genetics. For further information click here


Researchers have discovered genetic variances that increase the risk of osteoporotic fractures

Claes Ohlsson at CBAR is one of the senior authors on this study that is published in Nature Genetics. For further information click here


Estrogen receptor-α expression in neuronal cells affects bone mass.

Marie Lagerquist at CBAR is senior author on this article in PNAS 


Swedish Research Council Supports Research School in Osteoporosis

Mattias Lorentzon at CBAR and colleagues receives three millions/year for five years from the swedish research council to run a clinical research school in Osteoporosis.

For further information click here


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