VOLUME 25 #2

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How math could make bones stronger

OUR UD | Associate biology professor Anja Nohe has shown that treating a mouse with a peptide known as CK2.3 can increase its bone mineral density, and engineering professor Prasad Dhurjati has used that information to calculate ideal dosages for healthy humans and those with osteoporosis. Their work was published in Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology, with their undergraduate research students listed as co-authors: Rebecca Ellis, EG14, Kristen Thomas Nicholson, AS14, Allison Lisberg, EG16, Prashanth Moku, AS16, and Aparna Swarup, AS16.