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Basic and Translational Science Cores

The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health supports several basic science research cores across the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus and is in the process of creating several new research cores to advance musculoskeletal research and support the musculoskeletal health research community. The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health supports five basic research cores.

The Electron Microscopy Core is a full-service research laboratory that offers both transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.

The Histology and Histomorphometry Core is a full-service research laboratory that offers both transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.

The Animal Phenotyping Core, currently being developed, will offer a suite of essential services, established protocols, and scientific expertise to assess bone and muscle.

The Mechanobiology and 3D Bioprinting Core is being developed to offer services related to in vivo skeletal loading, in vivo muscle loading, in vivo disuse experiments (for both bone and muscle), and scaffold-free bioprinting via a novel instrument that provides unprecedented versatility.