Arthritis News
June 24, 2019

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A new study finds that antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis. Researchers believe that ... read more

Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually ... read more

Discovery of New T-Cell Subtype Opens Window on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers have carefully scrutinized the immune cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, revealing a striking new subset of T-cells that collaborate with other immune cells to drive ... read more

Stem Cells Engineered to Grow Cartilage, Fight Inflammation

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip ... read more
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Study Shows Significant Reduction in Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

The results of a pilot study suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with ... read more

'Locking' an Arthritis Drug May Be Key to Improving It

Attaching a removable lock to an arthritis drug can make it safer and more effective, according to a new study. The findings suggest a new way to improve the efficacy of a drug taken by millions of ... read more

Snapshot of Chikungunya Could Lead to Drugs, Vaccines for Viral Arthritis

A team has snapped high-resolution pictures of chikungunya virus latched onto a protein found on the surface of cells in the joints. The structures shows in atomic-level detail how the virus and ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affected by Disabilities Well in Advance of Diagnosis

Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis often are affected by functional disability a year or two before the disease is diagnosed, according to new research. The results of the study suggest ... read more

Statins Safe for Preventing Cardiovascular Events in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Study Suggests

Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without ... read more

Does Alcohol Consumption Have an Effect on Arthritis?

Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study ... read more

Unconventional Immune Cells Trigger Disturbed Cytokine Production in Human Spondyloarthritis

Spondyloarthritis is one of the most common types of chronic joint inflammation affecting nearly 1-2 percent of the Western population. Scientists report that rare populations of unconventional T ... read more

Depression, Anxiety May Take Same Toll on Health as Smoking and Obesity

An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking, but a new study suggests health care providers may be overlooking a critical question: Are you ... read more

Link Between Autoimmune, Heart Disease Explained in Mice

Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis more than double the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study shows that immune cells that arise during autoimmune disease ... read more

Common Genetic Link in Lung Ailments

An international research team has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary ... read more

Potential Treatment Could Stop Knee and Spine Osteoarthritis, Scientists Say

Researchers have developed a novel therapeutic treatment that has the potential to stop knee and spine osteoarthritis in its ... read more

Total Ankle Arthroplasty Offers Patients Greater Range of Motion and Less Pain

New research reveals patients with end-stage ankle arthritis can expect enhanced quality of life within six months of surgical ... read more

Neutrophil Nanosponges Soak Up Proteins That Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis

Engineers have developed neutrophil 'nanosponges' that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play a role in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. Injections of ... read more

Prospect of a New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

An international research group has completed testing a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The drug is effective in patients with moderate to severe forms of the disease who have shown an ... read more

Scientists Uncover Unexpected Role for Two Proteins as Immune System Regulators

An unexpected discovery in two disease-linked proteins could shed light on human immune system disorders, including a rare and often fatal childhood disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis ... read more

Dietary Carbohydrates Could Lead to Osteoarthritis, New Study Finds

Researchers have found that carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis in laboratory mice -- even when the animals didn't differ in ... read more

Can Rare Lymphocytes Combat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Immunologists have demonstrated that ILC2, a group of rare lymphoid cells, play a key role in the development of inflammatory arthritis. ILCs have several functional similarities to T-cells and are ... read more

New Arthritis Severity Gene Identified

The finding could lead to targeted therapies for chronic ... read more

Gene Discovery Unlocks Mysteries to Our Immunity

Researchers have identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to infection and ... read more

When It Comes to Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis, More Is Better

Overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain and significantly improve function and mobility with weight loss. New research reveals that a 20% or more weight loss has the ... read more

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