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2013-05-07 23:03:48

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2013 (#WAAD13) is a ground-breaking, annual 47-hour Virtual Convention that will unite 36 nonprofits and dozens of advocates and experts from around the world in order to provide educational and awareness information to patients, their supporters, and the general public. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 This year may only be the second annual WAAD Virtual Convention, but the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (501c3 Nonprofit Hosts of #WAAD13) estimates over...

2013-04-19 23:19:58

To better understand the onset and progression of osteoarthritis, Nadeen Chahine, PhD, and collaborators at other institutions looked at cells from articular cartilage using atomic force microscopy (AFM). MANHASSET, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 A researcher at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has discovered additional mechanical properties of articular cartilage, a protective cartilage on the ends of bones that wears down over time, resulting in the development of osteoarthritis....

2013-03-26 11:08:01

Osteoarthritis is a painful, debilitating illness affecting more than 27 million people in the US Think new discoveries are the bee's knees? This one is even better -- this research out of Rhode Island Hospital is the mice's knees. Researchers have found that adding lubricin, a protein that our bodies naturally produce, to the fluid in our joints may reduce the risk of or even prevent osteoarthritis (OA). The findings, in a paper by Gregory D. Jay, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of...

2012-12-03 05:00:10

"Arthritis of ankle is being treated with cell therapy at the Center for Regenerative Medicin," according to A.J. Farshchian MD, a regenerative medicine practitioner at The Center for regenerative medicine. (PRWEB) December 02, 2012 "Trauma to Ankle joint can cause arthritis," according to A.J. Farshchian MD, a regenerative medicine practitioner at The Center for regenerative medicine. The ankle joint is known as a diarthrodial joint. Of all the joints in the body it is probably the joint...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'