Arthritis & Rheumatism

Chemical stimuli can support growing of stable cartilage cells

Cell-based therapies could offer a way to treat cartilage injuries before the ultimate damage of osteoarthritis on articular cartilage. Cartilage-derived chondrocytes can be used for cartilage repair, but the expanded cells ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

High-fat diet improves cartilage repair in mice

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high-fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively ...

Medical research

Repair cartilage potentially can heal horribly broken bones

Stem cells could one day be stimulated to make a special type of cartilage to help repair large, hard-to-heal bone fractures – a potential boon for doctors treating big-money athletes, USC researchers say.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Resolvin D1 ameliorates inflammatory arthritis in mouse model

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder that is characterized by the accumulation of inflammatory cells within the fluid of the joints. Current therapeutic strategies mostly serve to ease pain and ...

Surgery

Animal joint surgeries may lead to human repairs

A pair of unique surgical procedures performed on animals promises to revolutionize the ways surgeons repair cartilage and meniscus tears in human knees and other joints.

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