Gout diagnostic platform uses computational microscopy to analyze uric acid crystals
Jul 26, 2016
UCLA researchers have designed a portable imaging system that can diagnose gout, a condition that affects more than 8 million adults in the U.S. alone.
High-fat diet improves cartilage repair in mice
Jul 19, 2016
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high-fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively ...
Scientists could use zebrafish to accelerate arthritis research
Jul 14, 2016
The very first bony fish on Earth was susceptible to arthritis, according to a USC-led discovery that may fast-track therapeutic research in preventing or easing the nation's most common cause of disability.
Nerve zap eased rheumatoid arthritis in small study
Jul 12, 2016
(HealthDay)—Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests.
Knee pain sufferers can kick ugly shoes to the curb
Jul 11, 2016
Conventional walking shoes are about as effective as unloading shoes for improving pain and function in knee osteoarthritis. Results of a randomized, controlled trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Gut bacteria can cause, predict and prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Jul 11, 2016
The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. ...
Psychosocial factors predict functional disability in RA
Jul 11, 2016
(HealthDay)—Psychosocial factors may be more important than traditional clinical measures in predicting functional disability in the first year after a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis, according to a study published ...
Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis
Jul 09, 2016
Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to research presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016 by Professor Aida Babaeva, head of the Department of ...
Computational modeling can predict onset and progression of knee osteoarthritis in overweight people
Jul 06, 2016
Computational modelling makes it possible to predict the onset and progression of knee osteoarthritis in overweight people, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. A computational model based on the degradation ...
Study shows vagus nerve stimulation significantly reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Jul 04, 2016
Clinical trial data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates stimulating the vagus nerve with an implantable bioelectronic device significantly improved measures of disease activity ...