DIONE – Degeneration of bone due to inflammation

[DE] Bone diseases like osteoporosis affect millions of people and are influenced by inflammation in the body. The immune system is of crucial importance in inflammatory bone loss. Osteoimmunology is the study of how the immune system and bone tissue interact.

The new scientific network DIONE is dedicated to this important topics.. The DIONE research network aims to understand and influence the communication between the immune system and bone tissue.

[DE] Many people think of bone as static or unchanging. In fact, bone tissue is constantly being remodeled. The immune system can stop bones forming or breaking down in the event of inflammation. Understanding this better could lead to new therapies and help millions of people.

The researchers in the DIONE consortium are experts who work on this overarching goal.