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Researchers in Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) have been awarded funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to ensure that tendon samples from understudied ethnic groups are included in the Tendon Human Cell Atlas.

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Tendons are essential for all forms of movement but are prone to inflammation and tears, causing pain and loss of mobility for patients. As part of an international partnership, NDORMS researchers have been mapping the cells present in healthy human tendons across anatomical sites in the body for over the past year. By creating a dataset for healthy tendon cell types to input into the Human Cell Atlas, they are developing a molecular map that will provide a resource to understand tendon disease and to advance treatments.

Read the full news item on the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences website