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Cartilage is a stiff yet flexible connective tissue found in many areas in the bodies of humans and other animals, including the joints between bones, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the elbow, the knee, the ankle, the bronchial tubes and the intervertebral discs.
Enzyme known as cathepsin G may be a target for anti-inflammatory treatments

Enzyme known as cathepsin G may be a target for anti-inflammatory treatments

Expression profiles and functional analyses of Wnt-related genes in human joint disorders

Expression profiles and functional analyses of Wnt-related genes in human joint disorders

MabThera highly effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis

MabThera highly effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis

Association between inflammation from knee injuries and a progressive loss of joint lubrication

Association between inflammation from knee injuries and a progressive loss of joint lubrication

Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment

Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment

Disabling gene defuses rheumatoid arthritis in mice

Disabling gene defuses rheumatoid arthritis in mice

Stem-cell breakthrough gives new hope for IVF treatments

Stem-cell breakthrough gives new hope for IVF treatments

Obesity is straining America's knees

Obesity is straining America's knees

Tissue engineering to grow bone, ligaments and cartilage

Tissue engineering to grow bone, ligaments and cartilage

Yoga should heal, not hurt

Yoga should heal, not hurt

Movie techniques, MRI/CT data combine with computer modeling of knee/patella to aid surgery

Movie techniques, MRI/CT data combine with computer modeling of knee/patella to aid surgery

Discovery of the enzyme that destroys cartilage in inflammatory arthritis

Discovery of the enzyme that destroys cartilage in inflammatory arthritis

Mesoblast moves towards adult stem cell human trials

Mesoblast moves towards adult stem cell human trials

Adult stem cells could be used to treat deaf patients in the future

Adult stem cells could be used to treat deaf patients in the future

Safe, effective, and reliable procedure for straightening of crooked nose

Safe, effective, and reliable procedure for straightening of crooked nose

New surgical procedure repairs arthritic ankle damage

New surgical procedure repairs arthritic ankle damage

Overlapping signals in embryo help get the backbone right

Overlapping signals in embryo help get the backbone right

Scientists gain new insight into DiGeorge syndrome

Scientists gain new insight into DiGeorge syndrome

Surgical treatment of hip or knee arthritis does not reduce obesity

Surgical treatment of hip or knee arthritis does not reduce obesity

Ankle sprains may predispose a patient to osteoarthritis

Ankle sprains may predispose a patient to osteoarthritis