What is CIMA?
The MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians at the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle. Established in 2012, CIMA aims to understand why our bone, joints and muscles function less well as we age, and why older people develop clinical diseases of these musculoskeletal tissues, such as arthritis or osteoporosis.
The Centre brings together complementary and specialist expertise in skeletal muscle, bone, cartilage and tendon biology, ageing research, nutrition and exercise interventions, and clinical excellence in musculoskeletal disorders. Through an innovative, comprehensive and sustainable research programme, and through training the next generation of researchers, CIMA is developing an integrative approach to:
understand the processes and effects of ageing in tissues of the musculoskeletal system
- understand how ageing contributes to diseases of the musculoskeletal system
- understand how these processes may be ameliorated or prevented to help preserve the mobility and independence of older people
CIMA - The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing