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Inflammasome research provides insight into rheumatoid arthritis

Lieselotte Vande Walle and Mo Lamkanfi (VIB Department of Medical Protein Research, UGent) demonstrated with their inflammasome research that rheumatoid arthritis should ...

UC San Diego Part of New Effort to Fight Autoimmune Disorders

Major multi-year partnership will focus first on rheumatoid arthritis and lupus ...

NIH announces network to accelerate medicines for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

Partnership includes support from industry and non-profits ... Full story

New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effects

A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London. ... Full story

Egyptian papyrus scrolls shed light on a mysterious joint disease

German doctor Hans Reiter claimed credit during the 1930s for having identified the rheumatic disease reactive arthritis. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy can now reveal that the disease was known thousands of years ago, a discovery that sheds new light on how diseases become established and spread through the centuries. ... Full story

Smokers with high salt intake are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

Smokers who also have a high sodium intake may be at double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in the journal Rheumatology. ... Full story

No innocent bystander: cartilage contributes to arthritis

Melbourne researchers have discovered that cartilage plays an active role in the destruction and remodelling of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis, rather than being an ‘innocent bystander’ as previously thought. ... Full story

Messenger molecules identified as part of arthritis puzzle

The way in which some cells alter their behaviour at the onset of osteoarthritis has been identified for the first time by researchers at the University of Liverpool. ... Full story

Arthritis patients failing to take expensive medication, according to research

Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester. ... Full story

Psoriatic arthritis patients need better screening, warns panel of experts

Leading experts have joined together for the first time to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis to help millions of people suffering from the condition. ... Full story

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