Arthritis & Rheumatology

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.
What is Arthritis?

There are over 100 disorders that typically affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles and are termed arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Some of these may also involve internal organs.

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NEI researchers identify unique population of B cells that tamps down the immune system

NEI researchers identify unique population of B cells that tamps down the immune system

Researchers identify new drug that makes pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy

Researchers identify new drug that makes pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy

Virginia Tech researchers discover potential target for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease

Virginia Tech researchers discover potential target for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease

Irregular body clock plays key role in driving inflammation in the immune cells, research shows

Irregular body clock plays key role in driving inflammation in the immune cells, research shows

Minimally invasive ablation procedure offers long-term relief after knee replacement surgery

Minimally invasive ablation procedure offers long-term relief after knee replacement surgery

Limited immune responses three months after Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination among elderly

Limited immune responses three months after Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination among elderly

People taking immunosuppressant produce weaker, shorter-lived antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination

People taking immunosuppressant produce weaker, shorter-lived antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination

Repurposed ALS drug could slow gradual brain cell loss in Niemann-Pick disease type C1

Repurposed ALS drug could slow gradual brain cell loss in Niemann-Pick disease type C1

$10 million gift helps launch the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Penn

$10 million gift helps launch the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Penn

Exercise increases endocannabinoid levels which reduce chronic inflammation

Exercise increases endocannabinoid levels which reduce chronic inflammation

Scientists identify new gene that contributes to type 1 diabetes progression

Scientists identify new gene that contributes to type 1 diabetes progression

Could drugs derived from microalgae be effective against COVID-19?

Could drugs derived from microalgae be effective against COVID-19?

Robotic-assisted knee replacement linked to lower odds of complications after surgery

Robotic-assisted knee replacement linked to lower odds of complications after surgery

Study improves understanding of the link between obesity and gum disease

Study improves understanding of the link between obesity and gum disease

Potential therapeutic targets of hydrogen for treatment of the COVID-19

Potential therapeutic targets of hydrogen for treatment of the COVID-19

Evidence that mild and even asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to sustained immune activation

Evidence that mild and even asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to sustained immune activation

New method of stem cell transplantation may eliminate the need for radiation or chemotherapy

New method of stem cell transplantation may eliminate the need for radiation or chemotherapy

New epigenetic editing technique may advance the treatment of many diseases

New epigenetic editing technique may advance the treatment of many diseases

HSS study provides insight into real-world medication use for treatment of psoriatic arthritis

HSS study provides insight into real-world medication use for treatment of psoriatic arthritis

What are the anti-COVID drugs currently in development?

What are the anti-COVID drugs currently in development?