Alice Roberts' new book discusses Paget's research

Alice Roberts' new book discusses Paget's research

Alice Roberts (Digging for Britain) highlights research into ancient bones affected by Paget's disease

Ancient Paget's disease

Alice Roberts, known for her role in "Digging for Britain," and a Sunday Times Bestselling Author, has recently published a book titled "Crypt." Amongst other fascinating facts she highlights medieval skeletons from Norton Priory, Cheshire, where multidisciplinary research found a high percentage were affected by an ancient form of Paget's disease. This book will help raise awareness of the condition and help people who need support find our charity! 

Analysing material more than 800 years old

The Norton Priory research was made possible with funding from the Wellcome Trust, the Paget’s Association and the Michael Davie Research Foundation. Coordinated by researchers at the University of Nottingham, the research involved analysing proteins and genetic material preserved in the bones and teeth that are more than 800 years old.

You can read more about the Norton Priory research here.

Alice Roberts is on tour promoting her book around the UK.

Research reference

B. Shaw, C.L. Burrell, D. Green, A. Navarro-Martinez, D. Scott, A. Daroszewska, et al., Molecular insights into an ancient form of Paget's disease of bone, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 116 (21) (2019), pp. 10463-10472. Read the article.

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