No matter your age, research can be fun, entertaining, and educational. Researchers at Duke University demonstrated that fact during the 2011 Juvenile Arthritis Conference in Arlington, VA, at the beginning of this month.
Groups of children aged 6-16 were hosted in the MOUSE lab where “Cur E. Us” (the research mouse) taught the kids about cartilage, joints, body movement, inflammation, and arthritis. Each session began with a discussion of cartilage and how it is made of certain cells and the researchers discussed how they are learning to create cartilage in the lab. A cool 3-D tour zoomed you right into the microscopic cells which make up cartilage.
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Duke Researchers Make Research Fun for Juvenile Arthritis Kids