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Schwarz Lab

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The Schwarz laboratory focuses on finding solutions to bone loss due to conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, infections, tumors that spread to bone, and bone destruction near the implants used in reconstructive surgery. Several genes are known to turn on the healing process in bone. Dr. Schwarz's group loads these genes into harmless virus particles. The particles are coated onto experimental bone implants to deliver therapeutic genes to the area of reconstruction, thus improving bone healing. The cartilage that lines joints in mice can be encouraged to heal more completely when virus particles deliver therapeutic genes too. An additional interest of Dr. Schwarz's lab is the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and high resolution computed tomography (CT) scans to visualize the formation of new blood vessels as patients heal.

Selected Journal Covers

Featured on the cover of Journal of Orthopaedic Research, October 2014
Featured on the cover of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, September 2012
Featured on the cover of Osteoimmunology, Second Edition
Featured on the cover of Journal of Orthopaedic Research, September 2015

 

Featured on the cover of Molecular Therapy, August 2005
Featured on the cover of Molecular Therapy, January 2008
Featured on the cover of Molecular Therapy, January 2008
Featured on the cover of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, March 2008
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, October 2008
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, September 2009
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, April 2010
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, August 2011