Growth and Metabolism – Sergiu-Bogdan Catrina's research group

The basic research is initiated by our clinical observations to find mechanisms behind the disease and to improve prevention and treatment. As all the ongoing projects, both those focused on basic research and the current clinical studies, in much are dealing with the same objectives, we anticipate that there in the future will be substantial cross-fertilization between all research projects leading to improved health.

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Research areas

Diabetes and its complications

PI: Kerstin Brismar

Kerstin Brismar is responsible for the studies on the IGF-system as markers of disease including diabetic complications.

Thyroid diseases

PI: Sergiu-Bogdan Catrina

Mechanisms of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, incidence of thyrotoxicosis in Sweden as well as quality of life, neuropsychological and immunological factors and the possible effect of substitution with selenium studied in clinical studies in humans with Graves' disease.

Bone metabolic diseases

PI: Maria Sääf

The group is studying the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and in particular the regulation of bone formation with focus on male idopathic osteoporosis (MIO).

Hypothyroidism (in Swedish)

PI: Kerstin Brismar, Jan Calissendorff

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