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May 31, 2016

Rheumatology Community Responds to FDA Approval of Inflectra (Infliximab-Dyyb), a Biosimilar to Remicade

Apr. 7, 2016 — The ACR has issued an official statement regarding the FDA's approval of Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb), a biosimilar to Remicade. Inflectra is the first biosimilar to receive approval in the U.S. ... read more

Prooxidants May Fix Metabolic Defect in Arthritis-Driving T Cells

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a metabolic defect that spurs T cells to go rogue in rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

Serotonin Deficiency Implicated in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar. 9, 2016 — For the first time, serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has been directly implicated in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A new report shows that experimentally-induced RA in ... read more

Mar. 4, 2016 — Cartilage restoration procedures are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old who have cartilage damage in their knees, a new study has ... read more

Procedures to Repair Knee Cartilage Show Promise in Treating Patients Over 40

Mar. 4, 2016 — Two studies find that cartilage restoration procedures using 'plugs' are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old. Previous cartilage repair studies have included patients ... read more

One in Two Americans Have a Musculoskeletal Condition

Mar. 1, 2016 — An estimated 126.6 million Americans (one in two adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal condition -- comparable to the total percentage of Americans living with a chronic lung or heart condition ... read more

Protein That Triggers Juvenile Arthritis Identified

Feb. 25, 2016 — Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or JIA, is the most common form of childhood arthritis. It appears to be an autoimmune disease, caused by antibodies attacking certain proteins in a person's own ... read more

Influenza Viruses Can Hide from the Immune System

Feb. 23, 2016 — Influenza is able to mask itself, so that the virus is not initially detected by our immune system, a new study shows. The researchers behind the study hope that the discovery can be used to develop ... read more

Compound in Green Tea Found to Block Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb. 16, 2016 — Researchers have identified a potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid ... read more

Gene Signature Could Lead to a New Way of Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene “signature” they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne ... read more

Newer Pain Management Strategies Can Lead to Quicker, Shorter Recovery After Total Knee Replacement

Feb. 8, 2016 — According to a new literature review , a team-based care approach (consisting of the patient, family members, the orthopaedic surgeon and other medical practitioners) on total knee replacement (TKR) ... read more

Protein That Switches Cancers from Inflammation to Proliferation Identified

Feb. 5, 2016 — PAD4 has been observed in cancers but its role was unclear. An Oxford University team have found that PAD4 citrullinates protein E2F-1, which causes it to form a protein complex with BRD4 that drives ... read more

Natural Protein Points to New Inflammation Treatment

Feb. 4, 2016 — Increasing the level of a naturally-produced protein, called tristetraprolin (TTP), significantly reduced or protected mice from inflammation, according to researchers. The results suggest that ... read more

Why Is Calcific Tendinitis So Painful?

Feb. 3, 2016 — Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study ... read more

Genetics Influences Knee Pain Sensitivity in Osteoarthritis Patients

Jan. 19, 2016 — Genetics play a key role in knee pain sensitivity, according to a team of researchers studying knee osteoarthritis patients. A new study focused on this subject, looking at how arthritis affects mood ... read more

Bone Marrow Lesions Can Help Predict Rapidly Progressing Joint Disease

Jan. 15, 2016 — A new study shows lesions, which can best be seen on MRI scans, could help identify individuals who are more likely to suffer from more rapidly progressing osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most ... read more

Occupational Textile Dust Exposure Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jan. 14, 2016 — Occupational exposure to textile dust is associated with a more than doubling in the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, finds new research. And it is also linked to a heightened risk of genetic ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — A biologist has, for the first time, established that the painful and debilitating symptoms endured by osteoarthritis sufferers are intrinsically linked to the human body ... read more

New Blood Test Could Predict Arthritis Risk Early

Dec. 10, 2015 — Testing for antibodies that target citrullinated tenascin-C (cTNC) could diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in around 50 percent of cases, including some cases not identified by current best tests. It ... read more

Folding Your Genes: New Discovery Sheds Light on Disease Risk

Nov. 30, 2015 — New research has revealed how gaps between genes interact to influence the risk of acquiring diseases such as arthritis and type 1 ... read more

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