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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.
Immune system discovery may lead to new models for diagnosing inflammatory diseases

Immune system discovery may lead to new models for diagnosing inflammatory diseases

Newly identified internal regulator helps control body's response to fight infection

Newly identified internal regulator helps control body's response to fight infection

Scientists move a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases

Scientists move a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases

Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats

Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats

Epigenetic research provides new approaches to cancer combination therapies

Epigenetic research provides new approaches to cancer combination therapies

Cell scientist receives $1.9 million NIH grant to study muscle regeneration

Cell scientist receives $1.9 million NIH grant to study muscle regeneration

Important differences found in characteristics, progression of lupus among racial/ethnic groups

Important differences found in characteristics, progression of lupus among racial/ethnic groups

New study shows how a kidney biopsy can be used to tailor treatment for lupus patients

New study shows how a kidney biopsy can be used to tailor treatment for lupus patients

Patients with sleep apnea have higher risk of postoperative cardiovascular complications

Patients with sleep apnea have higher risk of postoperative cardiovascular complications

Researchers identify new molecular mechanism causing rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers identify new molecular mechanism causing rheumatoid arthritis

Disease transmissible from dogs to humans shows up in Iowa

Disease transmissible from dogs to humans shows up in Iowa

New computational framework reveals impact of arthritis drugs on gene expression

New computational framework reveals impact of arthritis drugs on gene expression

HSS researchers provide better understanding of the cellular mechanisms driving rheumatoid arthritis

HSS researchers provide better understanding of the cellular mechanisms driving rheumatoid arthritis

Adverse childhood experiences associated with worse lupus symptoms

Adverse childhood experiences associated with worse lupus symptoms

Adverse childhood experiences may contribute to poor health in adults with lupus

Adverse childhood experiences may contribute to poor health in adults with lupus

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Drug industry patents go under Senate Judiciary Committee’s microscope

Drug industry patents go under Senate Judiciary Committee’s microscope

Long-standing immunosuppressive drug reduces Zika birth defects in mice

Long-standing immunosuppressive drug reduces Zika birth defects in mice

Skin-related stem cells could be used to regenerate vital part of the nervous system

Skin-related stem cells could be used to regenerate vital part of the nervous system

Finding potential treatments for autoimmune diseases

Finding potential treatments for autoimmune diseases