Rat study reveals new treatment approach that could potentially prevent osteoarthritis
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  May 18, 2017  
  Rheumatology  
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 Rat study reveals new treatment approach that could potentially prevent osteoarthritisRat study reveals new treatment approach that could potentially prevent osteoarthritis
 
Maintaining the supply of a molecule that helps to nourish cartilage prevented osteoarthritis in animal models of the disease, according to a report published in Nature Communications online May 11.
 
 
 Study finds hip and knee osteoarthritis to be major cause of immobility among older adultsStudy finds hip and knee osteoarthritis to be major cause of immobility among older adults
 
In a large study of individuals aged ≥55 years, hip and knee osteoarthritis was the greatest contributor to difficulty walking, and the effect increased with more hips and knees affected by osteoarthritis.
 
   Researchers discover crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritisResearchers discover crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis
 
Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports.
 
   Trial shows tremendous value of learning collaborative to enhance care for rheumatoid arthritisTrial shows tremendous value of learning collaborative to enhance care for rheumatoid arthritis
 
A new study found that group-based quality improvement sessions help rheumatologists care for rheumatoid arthritis patients with the recommended "treat to target" (TTT) approach to care.
 
   Research identifies 'cell messages' that could help detect early stages of osteoarthritisResearch identifies 'cell messages' that could help detect early stages of osteoarthritis
 
New research from the University of Liverpool, published today in the journal 'NPJ Systems Biology and Applications', has identified 'cell messages' that could help identify the early stages of osteoarthritis.
 
 Creatine Research
 
Creatine ResearchCreatine represents an endogenous amino acid produced in the body, as well as obtained through dietary sources - especially meat and fish. It is used widely as a supplement to produce lean muscle mass. Approximately 95 percent of the creatine in the body is present in skeletal muscle.
 
 
 Research findings provide insight into mechanisms underlying differences in efficacy of anti-TNF drugs
 
Research findings provide insight into mechanisms underlying differences in efficacy of anti-TNF drugsOsaka University-led researchers identified differences in how three drugs bind to tumor necrosis factor, a key mediator of inflammatory disease. The team used sedimentation velocity analytical ultracentrifugation to investigate drug-target binding in a physiological environment and at clinically-relevant concentrations.
 
 
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