Gene regulating severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis identified
Aug 31, 2015
Scientists have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and damage to the joints ...
Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles
Jun 15, 2015
What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery. The results, published in May in BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) Open, show a "highly significant" correlation between ...
Early clinical trial success for new rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Jun 03, 2015
University of Queensland researchers have developed a world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease affecting more than 450,000 people in Australia.
Potential new drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
May 20, 2015
Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, in collaboration with colleagues the University of California, San Diego, identified a novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis that focuses ...
Team finds gene that confirms existence of psoriatic arthritis
Feb 05, 2015
PsA is a common form of inflammatory form of arthritis causing pain and stiffness in joints and tendons that can lead to joint damage. Nearly all patients with PsA also have skin psoriasis and, in many cases, the skin disease ...
Blocking one receptor could halt rheumatoid arthritis
Sep 10, 2014
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis—and that activation ...
Low back pain? Don't blame the weather
Jul 10, 2014
Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in Arthritis ...
Study suggests pathways to alleviating inflammation in disorders such as sepsis, arthritis
Feb 24, 2014
When acupuncture first became popular in the Western Hemisphere it had its doubters. It still does. But over time, through detailed observation, scientists have produced real evidence that ancient Chinese practitioners of ...
Over 40 genetic links to rheumatoid arthritis discovered
Dec 25, 2013
A meta-analysis identifying 42 new genetic links to rheumatoid arthritis opens the door to increasing the medical tool box for the autoimmune disorder.
Researchers discover specific inhibitor for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Nov 12, 2013
Collaborating with researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, a research team at Wayne State University's School of Medicine led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., has contributed to an important ...