A study by UPF’s BCN MedTech defines a new model for identifying the causes of osteoarthritis in each patient, the basis for personalising future treatments.
The factors leading to osteoarthritis, the most common form of joint disease in Western countries, may be different for each person. Therefore, defining a model that serves to identify the exact causes for the development or acceleration of the condition in each patient constitutes the basis for creating more personalised and efficient treatments for the disease in the future. This computational model simulates the interactions between the proteins present in joint cells.
A recent study by UPF’s BCN MedTech Research Unit has outlined a new computational model that simulates the interactions between the proteins present in joint cells and helps pinpoint the factors that cause osteoarthritis in each patient. The development of this computational model is particularly relevant, given the fact that the factors which produce this disease may be different for each person. Therefore, identifying the specific causes in each case is key to treating osteoarthritis in a more personalised and efficient manner.
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