Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease of the joints that can cause a disabling degree of pain and significantly interfere with an individual’s day-to-day living.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an inflammatory condition that affects joints primarily leading to pain and stiffness and difficulty in movements. Commonly affected joints are those of the hands, feet and wrists. RA however can also affect other parts of the body.

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Most DMARDs not linked with the risk of Parkinson's disease in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Most DMARDs not linked with the risk of Parkinson's disease in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Hospitalization risk high for IBD patients with incomplete COVID-19 vaccinations

Hospitalization risk high for IBD patients with incomplete COVID-19 vaccinations

New therapies for AIRDs can reduce the harmful side-effects caused by conventional treatments

New therapies for AIRDs can reduce the harmful side-effects caused by conventional treatments

WHO's recommendation provides two new options for treating COVID-19

WHO's recommendation provides two new options for treating COVID-19

Biosimilars could drive down drug prices and lead to $38.4 billion savings

Biosimilars could drive down drug prices and lead to $38.4 billion savings

Slight pH adjustment may turn a metabolic inhibiting drug into promising COVID-19 treatment

Slight pH adjustment may turn a metabolic inhibiting drug into promising COVID-19 treatment

Researchers discover how oral bacteria increase vulnerability to infection

Researchers discover how oral bacteria increase vulnerability to infection

Scientists find that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another

Scientists find that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another

SARS-CoV-2 infection can produce self-attacking autoantibodies

SARS-CoV-2 infection can produce self-attacking autoantibodies

Inhaled CBD shrinks glioblastoma’s size in an animal model

Inhaled CBD shrinks glioblastoma’s size in an animal model

A new approach for drugs to be more effective against inflammatory bowel disease

A new approach for drugs to be more effective against inflammatory bowel disease

Trial identifies a drug that may benefit some patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia

Trial identifies a drug that may benefit some patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia

Colorado hospitals in ‘critical condition’ as state weathers another surge

Colorado hospitals in ‘critical condition’ as state weathers another surge

Study identifies several proteins that protect against disease development

Study identifies several proteins that protect against disease development

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

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

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

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

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

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?