2017 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) meeting, San Diego, USA

Stefaan and Niamh travelled to San Diego this month for the 2017 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) meeting. Stefaan was a finalist for a prestigious New Investigator Recognition Award for his paper on “Exploring the link between fetal movements and hip dysplasia in singleton and twin pregnancies”. Niamh presented a paper on “Short periods of fetal immobility lead to dramatic effects on spine and rib development”, and also showcased Vivien’s poster entitled “Quantifying the effects of fetal immobility on joint morphogenesis using 3D image registration techniques”.

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Spine development abnormal when fetus is immobile

Rebecca’s paper entitled “Abnormal fetal muscle forces result in defects in spinal curvature and alterations in vertebral segmentation and shape” has been accepted by the Journal of Orthopaedic Research! Former UROP and MRes students (James, Tyler and Zuheir) are also co-authors, as are Nowlan group collaborators Michelle Oyen (University of Cambridge, UK) and James Iatridis (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA).