Messenger molecules identified as part of arthritis puzzle

The way in which some cells alter their behavior at the onset of osteoarthritis has been identified for the first time by researchers. “We’ve not discovered the cause of arthritis, but this does shed light on the process of how the disease manifests itself. To develop new drugs to treat one of the leading causes of disability requires the fullest possible understanding of the condition and this discovery is part of that overall picture,” one researcher concluded.

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