News tagged with cartilage damage

Prolactin reduces arthritis inflammation

Inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are the result of cartilage damage and loss. Chondrocytes are the only cells that are found in cartilage and their death is linked to decreased cartilage health.

Aug 01, 2013
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Researchers use hydrogel to repair cartilage

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in the US have created a type of hydrogel that has proven to be effective in treating patients with damaged cartilage. The gel, the team writes, in their paper published in ...

Jan 11, 2013
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Scientists discover an epigenetic cause of osteoarthritis

In what could be a breakthrough in the practical application of epigenetic science, U.K. scientists used human tissue samples to discover that those with osteoarthritis have a signature epigenetic change (DNA methylation) ...

Jul 06, 2012
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