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2008-10-08 21:00:09

By Priya Yadav Chandigarh: There is new hope for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Progression of the disease and its consequent damage can be checked by using inexpensive drugs hitherto used to treat cardiac ailments. This hope has sprung from a new research conducted by Punjabi University's department of drug research and pharmaceuticals along with a city based doctor and PGI. A progressive illness, that has the potential to cause joint destruction and functional disability...

2008-10-06 09:00:09

By M. BOTHELL, Wash. - They are the sturdy, docile workhorses of the biotech revolution: Chinese hamster ovary cells, microscopic living factories that churn out proteins that eventually become drugs such as Enbrel, Amgen's blockbuster treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. These cells start their journey in small flasks, swirling in a nutrient broth that looks like orange Kool-Aid. For weeks, the genetically modified "CHO" cells will be gently encouraged to reproduce - and they do, doubling...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Carol M. Ostrom BOTHELL, Wash. - They are the sturdy, docile workhorses of the biotech revolution: Chinese hamster ovary cells, microscopic living factories that churn out proteins that eventually become drugs such as Enbrel, Amgen's blockbuster treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. These cells start their journey in small flasks, swirling in a nutrient broth that looks like orange Kool-Aid. For weeks, the genetically modified "CHO" cells will be gently encouraged to reproduce - and...

2008-07-15 00:00:11

PATIENTS newly diagnosed with a painful arthritic condition in Yorkshire are taking part in a new trial to investigate if they need early aggressive drug treatment. More than 100 people with psoriatic arthritis being treated in Leeds will be involved in the study to find out if early drug therapy is better than existing treatments. The condition, which causes arthritis and the skin complaint psoriasis, is the the second most common form of inflammatory arthritis, after rheumatoid...

2008-06-16 03:00:07

A "SMART" drug could save thousands of rheumatoid arthritis patients from years of worsening pain and disability, research has shown. Tocilizumab is being hailed as a major breakthrough in combating the crippling auto-immune disease, which attacks the joints. Trial results show the new drug is nearly three times more effective at halting progression of the disease than the standard therapy. There is also evidence it can help difficult-to-manage patients with more advanced disease whose...

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2005-09-06 10:40:00

NEW YORK -- If anything good can be said about having rheumatoid arthritis, it may be that the condition is likely to be less severe than your mother's arthritis. The disease has become milder over the past two decades, researchers report. "These results seem to underline that the earlier referral of patients and earlier and more intense treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as is currently advocated, seems to have an effect on outcome for patients," Dr. Paco M. J. Welsing told Reuters Health....


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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