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Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes their hands or knees or shoulders get sore and are hard to move and may become swollen. These people may have arthritis. Arthritis may be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining the joints. Some signs of inflammation include redness, heat, pain, and swelling. These problems are telling you that something is wrong. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, in some types of arthritis but not in all, the joints involved can become severely damaged. There are different types of arthritis. In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs, such as your eyes, your chest, or your skin, can also be affected. Some people may worry that arthritis means they won’t be able to work or take care of their children and their family. Others think that you just have to accept things like arthritis.
Scientists identify new protein that regulates severity of tissue damage caused by RA

Scientists identify new protein that regulates severity of tissue damage caused by RA

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 of the feet, hips, knees, and hands. [More]
Study: Knee or hip replacement surgery may increase heart attack risk

Study: Knee or hip replacement surgery may increase heart attack risk

Contrary to recent reports, Boston-based researchers found that osteoarthritis patients who had total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, were at increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) in the early post-operative period. [More]
Fetal microchimerism could be a subtle and dizzyingly complex puzzle

Fetal microchimerism could be a subtle and dizzyingly complex puzzle

Parents go to great lengths to ensure the health and well-being of their developing offspring. The favor, however, may not always be returned. [More]
Can-Fite BioPharma announces Q2 financial results for 2015, updates drug development programs

Can-Fite BioPharma announces Q2 financial results for 2015, updates drug development programs

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs being developed to treat inflammatory diseases, cancer and sexual dysfunction, today reported financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and updates on its drug development programs. [More]
ACR commends FDA’s draft guidance requiring distinct names for biosimilars, biologic therapies

ACR commends FDA’s draft guidance requiring distinct names for biosimilars, biologic therapies

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today praised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for issuing draft guidance requiring separate and distinct names for biosimilars and biologic therapies. [More]
Brain scans may help predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment

Brain scans may help predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment. The findings are published online in the latest issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. [More]
Key modifiable Alzheimer’s risk factors pinpointed

Key modifiable Alzheimer’s risk factors pinpointed

A meta-analysis has identified the key modifiable factors associated with an increased or decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. [More]
Experts shed light on the exciting field of therapy research for inflammatory diseases

Experts shed light on the exciting field of therapy research for inflammatory diseases

What is happening in the treatment research of the inflammatory autoimmune diseases? Experts from several fields of medicine shed their light on the exciting field of therapy research for the inflammatory (autoimmune) diseases. [More]
TSRI, Janssen collaborate to find universal flu vaccine

TSRI, Janssen collaborate to find universal flu vaccine

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes—work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal flu shots. [More]
Janus collaborates with Roche to develop TLR inhibitor to address several autoimmune diseases

Janus collaborates with Roche to develop TLR inhibitor to address several autoimmune diseases

Janus Biotherapeutics today announced that they have entered into a collaboration with Roche for the development of a small molecule toll-like receptor (TLR) inhibitor with the potential to address several autoimmune diseases. TLRs are an important class of proteins that play a key role in the innate immune system. [More]
Scientists develop technique to rejuvenate cells from older osteoarthritis patients

Scientists develop technique to rejuvenate cells from older osteoarthritis patients

A research team at York has adapted the astonishing capacity of animals such as newts to regenerate lost tissues and organs caused when they have a limb severed. [More]
Programme to tackle superbugs announced by charity

Programme to tackle superbugs announced by charity

Antibiotic Research UK announced at its Annual General meeting its first research programme to tackle antibiotic resistant bacteria (superbugs). [More]
Hospira announces TGA approval of Inflectra (infliximab) for treatment of eight inflammatory conditions

Hospira announces TGA approval of Inflectra (infliximab) for treatment of eight inflammatory conditions

Hospira today announced that Inflectra (infliximab), the first monoclonal antibody (mAb) biosimilar therapy, has been registered in Australia. This registration paves the way for the Federal Government to reduce the cost of some of the most expensive medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). [More]
University of Otago research backs the belief that eating tomatoes can cause gout to flare up

University of Otago research backs the belief that eating tomatoes can cause gout to flare up

People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new research from New Zealand's University of Otago that has, for the first time, found a biological basis for this belief. [More]
Researchers describe central role of mTOR in ageing and age-related diseases

Researchers describe central role of mTOR in ageing and age-related diseases

For some, TOR may bring to mind a Celtic mountain or perhaps an Internet privacy group. In the world of molecular biology it's a cellular pathway that's found in everything from yeast to mammals. [More]
Opioids produced by yeast; revealing the potential for cheaper pain relief

Opioids produced by yeast; revealing the potential for cheaper pain relief

Researchers at Stanford University have genetically engineered yeast so it produces hydrocodone, a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic used in the United States for relief of moderate to severe pain. [More]
Improved method for building proteins into antibodies

Improved method for building proteins into antibodies

Some proteins exist so fleetingly in the bloodstream that they can't be given effectively as therapies. However, building them into larger proteins, such as antibodies, can make them persist long enough to be useful. Now a team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has devised an improved method for accomplishing this protein-engineering feat. [More]
Depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety and anger in RA patients linked to atherosclerosis

Depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety and anger in RA patients linked to atherosclerosis

New research reveals that depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and anger and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were linked to atherosclerosis--a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries that contributes to cardiovascular disease. The study published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, suggests that screening and treatment of psychosocial symptoms may curb the cardiovascular disease burden in RA patients. [More]
CrystalGenomics signs agreement with Dong-A ST for commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea

CrystalGenomics signs agreement with Dong-A ST for commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea

CrystalGenomics, Inc. has announced that it has signed a Sales and Marketing Agreement with Dong-A ST Co., Ltd. for the commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea. [More]
New study launched to find impact of vasculitis on employment, income

New study launched to find impact of vasculitis on employment, income

The Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network and the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium launched a study entitled "Impact of vasculitis on employment and income" or "VascWork." The purpose of this study is to learn about the impact of vasculitis on employment and income in patients with different systemic vasculitides. [More]
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