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When bones break more easily in old age, osteoporosis is often to blame. However, the cause of the disease and how it develops is not yet sufficiently understood. An interdisciplinary team is now developing a new imaging process with funding from an ERC Synergy Grant worth 12.3 million euros.

Researchers at FAU have discovered that proteins that were previously associated with longevity and anti-ageing also play an important role during the formation and positioning of synapses.