Cartilage scrutinised

January 30, 1998

ELECTRON microscope examination of cartilage could hold the key to understanding arthritis, say researchers at the University of Wales Aberystwyth.

The university's Institute of Biological Sciences has just received a Pounds 47,846 grant to fund a project, led by Iolo ap Gwyn, looking at the microscopic structure of cartilage. Dr Gwyn says that a true understanding of cartilage is crucial to treating problems that can lead to osteoarthritic disabilities.

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