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Explore joints and genes at the Museum of Science and Industry

23 Apr 2015

University researchers invite visitors to take part in live experiments

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 (25 April) researchers from the University, Central Manchester University Hospitals and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 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 and 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.

*Pi at the Platform for Investigation is our monthly contemporary science programme showcasing cutting edge research, live experiments and art and science collaborations.

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