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2012-03-05 23:24:28

Newcastle University scientists, in work funded by Arthritis Research UK, have discovered a new way of potentially treating rheumatoid arthritis. This works by preventing damaging white blood cells cells from entering the joints. Using a unique drug, they are able to stop destructive white blood cells migrating from the bloodstream into inflamed tissue and so preventing them causing further injury. In rheumatoid arthritis the body's own immune system attacks the joints. Typical...

2010-03-26 08:48:56

Study reveals a novel pathway in autoimmune disease By enhancing the activity of immune cells that protect against runaway inflammation, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center may have found a novel therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. In a new study published in the March 25, 2010 online edition of Science, the researchers reveal how treating these immune cells with an investigational drug wards off inflammation by holding a particular enzyme at bay. "This is an...

2009-10-28 22:23:55

New research from Queen Mary, University of London and Harvard Medical School has revealed precisely why taking fish oils can help with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In a paper published in Nature today*, researchers describe how the body converts an ingredient found in fish oils into another chemical called Resolvin D2 and how this chemical reduces the inflammation that leads to a variety of diseases. The research also suggests that Resolvin D2 could be the basis for a new treatment...

2009-08-19 06:25:00

JAMESBURG, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Phytomedics Inc. today announced the publication of the results of a 6 month, Phase 2b clinical trial with an extract of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) to be developed as PMI-001, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, in the August 18, 2009 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. In an article entitled "Comparison of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F versus Sulfasalazine in the Treatment of Rheumatoid," the TwHF extract or thundergod vine was...

2009-07-02 14:31:38

British scientists say they have identified a signal molecule made by the body that triggers chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from Imperial College London say if scientists could block that signal, it might be possible to develop more effective arthritis treatments. When a microbe infects the body, the body responds by turning on a molecular switch to set the immune system into action, the researchers said. The new findings show a signal molecule called tenascin-C can...

2009-06-29 06:50:44

A clinical trial of masitinib, a drug in the works for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, has shown to be well tolerated and effective. Research shows that treatment with masitinib significantly reduces the severity of active arthritis. In the study, researchers from several French hospitals carried out the trial in 43 patients with arthritis resistant to current treatments. Masitinib shows to inhibit the activity of mast cells, a component of the immune system thought to be involved in...

2009-06-22 18:00:00

A French study shows the drug masitinib, being developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, appears to be well tolerated and effective, researchers say. The clinical trial, led by Olivier Hermine of Necker Hospital in Paris, included 43 patients with arthritis resistant to current treatments. In choosing which interventions to use for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, it is important to recognize that treatment should aim to keep the disease in remission and not be used...

2009-06-02 00:58:08

Patients suffered fewer rheumatoid arthritis symptoms when their gum disease was treated, U.S. researchers found. The study, published in the Journal of Periodontology, found treating gum disease was linked with reduced joint pain, fewer swollen joints and less morning stiffness in patients suffering from a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland studied 40 patients with moderate...

2008-11-10 15:00:24

A U.S.-led international group of scientists has identified a potential therapeutic target to treat inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery said their finding reveals two molecular pathways, the Notch and Toll-like receptor pathways, are linked and that manipulating a protein called RBP-J involved in both pathways, could serve as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. "This is a basic science (paper) with translational and...

2008-11-03 09:00:06

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. , a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced the publication of preclinical results for 2ME2 (Panzem(R) or 2- methoxyestradiol) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The results of the study, conducted by EntreMed collaborator, Dr. Ernest Brahn, Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology Program Director, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, were...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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