Arthritis & Rheumatism

An experimental vaccine against rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at The University of Toledo have developed an experimental vaccine that shows significant promise in preventing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease that cannot currently be cured.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

A two-pronged approach to keep rheumatoid arthritis in check

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease. Though the precise mechanism of the disease is only partially understood, people with RA produce antibodies that target their own tissues, contributing to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene variant tied to risk for interstitial lung disease in RA

(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the MUC5B variant is associated with an increased risk for RA-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD), according to a study published online Aug. 3 in the Annals ...


New hope for antibody to treat muscular dystrophy

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed an antibody that they believe can be used to treat muscular dystrophy, findings that were published in Science Translational Medicine.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Rheumatoid arthritis treated with implanted cells that release drug

With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Poverty tied to worse functional status in rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—Worse functional status and increased probability of functional decline are seen for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with lower socioeconomic status (SES), according to a study published online Aug. ...

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