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First Evidence That Localized Arthritis Gene Therapy Heals Distant Diseased Joints

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April 16, 1998
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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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University of Pittsburgh researchers have made the unprecedented and totally unexpected finding that localized gene therapy for arthritis produces healing effects on distant joints affected with the disease.

PITTSBURGH, April 13 -- University of Pittsburgh researchers have made the unprecedented and totally unexpected finding that localized gene therapy for arthritis produces healing effects on distant joints affected with the disease. Results of this landmark study, conducted in a rabbit model of rheumatoid arthritis, appear in the April 15 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It is a major advance in the quest to bring arthritis gene therapy into widespread clinical use.


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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "First Evidence That Localized Arthritis Gene Therapy Heals Distant Diseased Joints." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 April 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980416081239.htm>.
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (1998, April 16). First Evidence That Localized Arthritis Gene Therapy Heals Distant Diseased Joints. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980416081239.htm
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "First Evidence That Localized Arthritis Gene Therapy Heals Distant Diseased Joints." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980416081239.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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