Group Leaders: Mikael Niku and Antti Iivanainen
Development is regulated by various interactive processes in the immature body. Our research focuses on development of two important body systems: the intestinal immune system and the musculoskeletal system.
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A study with 1,600 dogs: more than 20 gene loci associated with canine hip dysplasia
An extensive study on canine hip dysplasia conforms to the polygenic background of the disease. Genes located in different chromosomes have a...
More genes associated with canine hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis discovered
A study encompassing over 700 German Shepherd dogs indicates that increased joint surface attrition is not the sole cause underlying the...
Selected publications Husso A, Pessa-Morikawa T, Koistinen V, Kärkkäinen O, Lahti L, Hanhineva K, Iivanainen A&...