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Arthritis is a broad term that covering more than a hundred different specific types of medical conditions afflicting the joints etc. Keep abreast with developing news about this broad medical ailment or its specific forms.
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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 15, 2019
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when immune cells attack the cartilage and bone of the joints. The disease affects roughly 1.4 percent of the global population. A common symptom is joint pain, but even before that, the body has started to produce immune antibodies against proteins in the joint. Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, have now discovered  how th...
Source: University of Virginia Health System  Feb 25, 2019
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder and may also allow the use of a simple blood test to detect people at elevated risk for developing the condition. The p...
Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2019
Twelve patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in the New York Times that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments, for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints, before committing to one of these procedures. It's also a valuable reminder that physic...
Source: Stanford University School of Medicine  Feb 06, 2019
In rheumatoid arthritis, immune cells called helper T cells behave differently from their counterparts in healthy cells and in other autoimmune diseases. Stanford scientists have learned why. Stanford University School of Medicine investigators succeeded in countering inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis in mice engrafted with human joint-lining tissue and...
Source: VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)  Feb 04, 2019
Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease. By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modelling the genetic defect in a mouse model, the research team led by Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) was able to unravel the ...

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