A protein which protects the fetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases.
A drug used for arthritis could be used to treat blood cancer, scientists have found. Polycythemia vera, a type of blood cancer, affects 3,000 people a year. This breakthrough offers an affordable and effective treatment, say the investigators.
A noninvasive treatment for knee arthritis has been developed that uses cooled radio energy to target and interrupt pain signals. Known as “Coolief,” the procedure can provide several months of relief from chronic arthritis pain for patients for whom surgery is not an option.
Young patients who suffer patellar dislocations are at a higher risk of recurring dislocations, especially long-term after their initial injury, according to research.
A pattern of genes has been identified that is characteristic of osteoarthritis and may be a step towards better treatments for this condition.
A previously unknown group of regulatory T cells have been found to be linked to juvenile arthritis and DNA features that affect patients’ response to treatment. These findings pave the way for improved juvenile arthritis diagnosis and prediction of treatment outcomes, and are also relevant for adult rheumatoid arthritis.
Scientists have uncovered a way to ‘program’ immune cells to cause less damage to the body, by tapping into a ‘broken’ chemical pathway in inflammation.
A possible link between type I interferons and a natural improvement of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during pregnancy has been discovered by researchers. These findings could have significant implications in the development of safer therapies for RA.
In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish twice weekly had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month.
Gene mutations accumulating in cells are typical of the development of cancer. Researchers found that a similar accumulation of mutations occurs also in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.