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2011-09-12 07:00:00

Two Free Canadian Apps, ArthritisID and ArthritisID PRO Now Available on iTunes Canadian arthritis research centre and arthritis patient advocacy group collaborate to develop most comprehensive health apps available for consumers and healthcare professionals To view the Enriched Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/national-arthritis-awareness-program/arthritis-month-goes-mobile VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Just in time for Arthritis Month in...

2011-08-19 00:02:06

The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) expects an August 30 swim across the Hellespont, the Turkish strait that separates Europe from Asia, by an American journalist/adventurer/author to increase awareness of the disease of ankylosing spondylitis (AS, or arthritis of spine) and prompt a flood of donations to the non-profit organization. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 The man behind "Swimtrek for Spondylitis" is Joel Stratte-McClure who has trekked over 8,400 kilometers (5,220...

2011-07-22 16:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response letter for its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for SIMPONI® (golimumab). The application, filed in September 2010, seeks to expand the SIMPONI® physician label to include inhibiting the progression of structural damage, inducing major clinical response (MCR) and maintenance of...

2011-07-11 20:04:33

A study involving over 5,000 people living with the joint disorder ankylosing spondylitis has identified a series of genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to the condition as well as providing new clues to how the condition may be treated in the future. The study, a collaboration between the Australo-Anglo-American Spondyloarthritis Consortium and the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, also provides one of the first confirmed examples of gene-gene interaction seen in...

2011-07-11 20:02:52

The team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Queensland (Australia), Oxford, Texas and Toronto, used a technique called genome-wide association where millions of genetic markers are measured in thousands of people that have the disease and thousands of healthy individuals. Markers which are more frequent in individuals with the disease are more likely to be involved in the condition. Using this approach the investigators found an additional seven genes likely to be involved in...

2011-06-13 07:00:00

MEMPHIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Humira defect lawyers filed a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories in federal court today claiming Abbott's blockbuster drug, Humira, caused a fungal infection resulting in the near-death of a Tennessee man. Army veteran Fred Delano was prescribed Humira in October of 2008 for psoriatic arthritis. After taking the drug for two and-a-half months, Delano was hospitalized and diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, an extremely dangerous side...

2011-03-12 00:00:29

The Spondylitis Association of America's (SAA) online Screening Tool for Ankylosing Spondylitis was featured in a news story on ABCNews.com on March 8. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a crippling form of arthritis that generally strikes young people in their teens and twenties, sometimes even earlier. Left untreated, it causes pain, disability and can eventually cause the spinal vertebrae to fuse together forming one brittle bone, often in a stooped...

2011-01-31 20:44:21

Scientists have discovered that molecules called reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by the energy factories, or mitochondria, in cells, may play a role in a rare inherited disorder in which uncontrolled inflammation damages the body's tissues. Their research in human and mouse cells suggests that blocking these molecules could reduce inflammation in TNF receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) and possibly other inflammatory diseases. The work, published online on January 31 in the...

2010-12-03 13:17:36

Researchers at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a form of spinal arthritis is genetically linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The study will be published on December 2 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a common form of arthritis involving chronic inflammation particularly of the spinal and pelvic joints, which causes pain, stiffness, and often disability. Affecting up to 0.5% of the population,...

2010-11-26 00:01:50

NeedyMeds and the Spondylitis Association of America announce a new source of information on the financial help available for those living with this condition. Gloucester, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 24, 2010 NeedyMeds, a national nonprofit, has added a new resource page to its website tailored for those with Ankylosing Spondylitis. The resource page, created in collaboration with the Spondylitis Association of America, provides information on the disease including facts, research, and more....