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    ASBMR Topical Meetings present leading research on timely, top-of-mind scientific topics. Held regularly, the Topical Meetings disseminate and discuss specific, in-depth research on one scientific area of interest

    Osteoporosis and sarcopenia are major contributors to frailty in the elderly population and are growing public health problems. Although muscle loading of bone clearly plays a role in their interaction, little is known about potential cellular and molecular mechanisms.

    This "state of the science" topical meeting, which was held July 17-18, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, drew together leading muscle and bone researchers to exchange ideas, develop new collaborations and accelerate the emerging scientific discoveries in the area of muscle and bone interactions

    This meeting was supported by Grant R13AR063602 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.