Northwestern scientists bring precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis
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  April 3, 2018  
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 Northwestern scientists bring precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritisNorthwestern scientists bring precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis
 
Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients, reports a new Northwestern Medicine multi-site study.
 
 
 Researchers detect molecular biomarker for osteoarthritis using nanotechnologyResearchers detect molecular biomarker for osteoarthritis using nanotechnology
 
For the first time, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to measure a specific molecule indicative of osteoarthritis and a number of other inflammatory diseases using a newly developed technology.
 
   Weight loss after lap-band surgery alleviates arthritic knee painWeight loss after lap-band surgery alleviates arthritic knee pain
 
A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.
 
   What is Still’s Disease?What is Still’s Disease?
 
Still’s disease is a rare inflammatory arthritis that can cause joint inflammation, high fever and a salmon-colored rash on the skin.
 
   Researchers examine link between knee pain and depression in older adultsResearchers examine link between knee pain and depression in older adults
 
In the U.S., about 13 percent of women and 10 percent of men aged 60 or older have knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when a joint becomes inflamed, usually because the protective cartilage and other tissues that cushion joints like the knee become damaged and worn over time.
 
 Ginger: Health Benefits
 
Ginger: Health BenefitsGinger (Zingiber officinale) is a tropical plant with long green leaves and a thick underground stem or rhizome. It has a potent spicy fragrance and flavor and is widely used to add a piquant touch to curries, soups and beverages.
 
 
 Adistem
 
Adistem’s proprietary PhotoActivation Technology is being used increasingly in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) preparations for Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Knees, Muscle Tears, Tendons Injuries, Joint Pain and Ligament Injuries.
 
 
 Campylobacteriosis Symptoms
 
Campylobacteriosis SymptomsCampylobacter is a genus containing several species of Gram-negative spiral or curved bacteria with one, two or no polar flagellum and a corkscrew motility. They are microaerophilic, but some require hydrogen for growth. They are being recognized as important causes of human gastroenteritis in developed and developing countries and also because of the serious post-infectious sequelae associated with the disease.
 
 
 What are Osteoclasts?
 
What are Osteoclasts?Osteoclasts are specialized, multinucleated cells which play a vital role in bone development and regeneration.
 
 
 What is Alkaptonuria?
 
What is Alkaptonuria?Alkaptonuria is caused by the deficiency of a single enzyme called homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase. This is responsible for the degradation of homogentisic acid (HGA) to maleylacetoacetic acid via the degradation of tyrosine. It occurs at a frequency of about 1 in 250,000 to 1 in 1,000,000. It is autosomal recessive in inheritance, and is a classical example of an inborn error of metabolism.
 
 
 Young athletes commonly have bone marrow edema in lower spine, study shows
 
Young athletes commonly have bone marrow edema in lower spine, study showsNew research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis.
 
 
 Macrophages stimulated to produce potent anti-inflammatory molecule
 
Macrophages stimulated to produce potent anti-inflammatory moleculeResearchers have discovered that macrophages, which play a key role in inflammation, also produce an anti-inflammatory molecule called itaconate.