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Disjointed: Cell Differences May Explain Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Varies By Location

Findings point to new approaches in targeted therapies so that what works for arthritic hands may not be the same for ailing ...

Study explores cancer mortality in RA patients

Bryant England, M.D. Bryant England, M.D., a rheumatology fellow in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, has teamed with a group including Ted ...

One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab

Researchers looked at data from over 15,000 patients ... Full story

New Bone Chewing Role for B Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of bone erosion and a possible biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The group is the first to demonstrate that immune cells, called B cells, contribute directly to the breakdown of bone in RA by producing a signaling molecule called RANKL. ... Full story

Phase-3 trial of drug for refractory rheumatoid arthritis successful

A new drug appears to help people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but eventually stop benefitting from the use of the current top treatment: injectable, bioengineered proteins that interfere with the action of a powerful inflammatory substance. ... Full story

Researchers urge arthritis patients to give up smoking to help them live longer

Smoking plays a role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis ... Full story

New drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis shows promising success

(Vienna ) In a clinical phase-3-study, an international research cooperation of MedUni Vienna and Stanford University has achieved significant success with the drug Baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The test persons exhibited significantly less symptoms of the disorder. The results are now published in the top scientific journal "New England Journal of Medicine". ... Full story

RCGP response to research in The Lancet on the effectiveness of paracetamol for osteoarthritis

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Osteoarthritis can cause considerable pain and discomfort to our patients, and as GPs we want to do what we can to help them to manage this. ... Full story

Dogs needed to help with arthritis study

Owners of dogs with osteoarthritis are helping with the Bristol Dog Arthritis study being run by the University of Bristol, but even more dogs are needed to help. ... Full story

Protein That Triggers Juvenile Arthritis Identified

(BRONX, NY)—Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or JIA, is the most common form of childhood arthritis. It appears to be an autoimmune disease, caused by antibodies attacking certain proteins in a person’s own tissue. But no “autoantigens”—the proteins triggering an immune attack—have been linked to JIA. ... Full story

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