Certain occupations may put workers at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
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  August 16, 2017  
  Arthritis  
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 Certain occupations may put workers at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritisCertain occupations may put workers at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
 
New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, suggest that work-related factors, such as noxious airborne agents, may contribute to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 
 Sheffield scientists discover that simple arthritis drug could help treat blood cancer sufferersSheffield scientists discover that simple arthritis drug could help treat blood cancer sufferers
 
Blood cancer sufferers could be treated with a simple arthritis drug, scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered.
 
   Researchers uncover immunological mechanism involved in resolution of inflammationsResearchers uncover immunological mechanism involved in resolution of inflammations
 
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease of the joints. It causes a chronic inflammatory response, with the body's own immune cells attacking the joint, including the cartilage and bone.
 
   Research identifies crucial insights into early T-cell developmentResearch identifies crucial insights into early T-cell development
 
Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
 
   Finger prick test offers opportunity to simplify therapeutic drug monitoring of biologicsFinger prick test offers opportunity to simplify therapeutic drug monitoring of biologics
 
A new study shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune conditions who take the drug adalimumab can monitor drug levels in their bodies with a finger prick rather than undergoing a full blood draw.
 
 New study reveals how glucose metabolism affects platelet activation and survival
 
New study reveals how glucose metabolism affects platelet activation and survivalPlatelets, the cells in blood that enable clotting, are highly reliant on their ability to metabolize glucose, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
 
 
 Protein that protects fetus during pregnancy could help treat atopic dermatitis
 
Protein that protects fetus during pregnancy could help treat atopic dermatitisA protein which protects the fetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases.
 
 
 Chemist develops new sugar-coated probe to easily detect low pH in living cells
 
Chemist develops new sugar-coated probe to easily detect low pH in living cellsThe human body is engaged in a constant tightrope walk to maintain the right pH, because when our cells' acid-alkaline balance goes wrong, it can go wrong in a big way.