Much work is being done on human limb regeneration concentrating on the specific microRNA circuit used by zebrafish, bichirs, and axolotls to regulate the regrowth of amputated extremities. This work … Continue Reading Humans have the salamander-like ability to regenerate cartilage in joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory of the types of arthritis affecting around 1% of the population. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and … Continue Reading Gene regulating severity of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis identified.
The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress revealed that DNA methylation, a mechanism that regulates gene expression, could influence the progression of … Continue Reading First ever study maps the epigenetics of AS development caused by environmental factors.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have for the first time revealed how dying cells are hidden from the immune ‘police’ that patrol the body. The research answers a decades-old … Continue Reading Decades-old mystery about the death of cells uncovered by scientists.
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors … Continue Reading Researchers develop regenerative medical approach with 3d printed meniscus.
A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers from the Georgia Regents University report. Arthritis as well as … Continue Reading Protein appears to protect against bone loss in arthritis.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis, and that activation of … Continue Reading Blocking one receptor on cells could halt rheumatoid arthritis.