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Children’s Genes Affect their Mothers’ Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Findings Reported at ASHG 2014 Annual Meeting ...

Arthritis sufferers excluded from everyday life

Arthritis is the second leading cause of disability in Australia with many sufferers so severely disabled they cannot engage in basic everyday ...

Study seeks non-surgical solutions to knee arthritis

University of Queensland researchers are seeking solutions that could save billions of dollars by helping almost half a million Australians avoid the need for knee joint replacements. ... Full story

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 be considered a syndrome rather than a disease. In the process, they proved that the A20 KO mouse is a perfect model for research on inflammasomes and RA. ... Full story

UC San Diego Part of New Effort to Fight Autoimmune Disorders

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

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

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