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2010-05-19 09:41:50

The results may lead to new approach to therapies for joint disease An international team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in California and the National Research Institute for Child Health and Development in Japan has discovered that a natural molecule in the body counters the progression of osteoarthritis. The findings could one day lead to new therapies for some common diseases of aging. The study was published in an advanced, online issue of the journal Genes &...

2010-05-03 13:49:00

ATLANTA, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 46 million Americans with arthritis and many more at risk in the United States, moving is the best medicine to fight arthritis pain. This May during National Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is kicking off a nationwide awareness campaign to encourage all Americans to make physical activity part of their daily routine. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-03-31 09:20:00

ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- DRJ Group Inc., the makers of all-natural Stopain® topical analgesics, today announced that motivational speaker and dancer, Judson Laipply, will appear at the Arthritis Walk-Atlanta scheduled for Saturday, May 22 at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta. Laipply's appearance is part of an awareness and fundraising initiative between DRJ Group and the Arthritis Foundation that includes the video - Stop Pain. Start Dancing. - starring...

2010-02-19 15:12:23

Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may help physicians differentiate between rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis in the hand and wrist enabling more targeted therapies unique to each condition, according to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Contrast-enhanced MRI uses contrast media to improve the visibility of internal bodily structures. Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and...

2009-11-02 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Get moving this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation's pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/arthritis/40897/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091102/NY02951 ) The...

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2009-10-12 07:20:29

Scientists announced recently that they have created a joint in the jaw from human adult stem cells, an advance which could revolutionize reconstructive surgery. It is hoped the technique could be used not only to treat disorders of the specific joint, but more widely to correct problems with other bones too. The bone which has been created in the lab is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Problems with this joint such as TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) can cause pain in the...

2009-07-30 09:43:06

Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common joint disorder throughout the world and a leading cause of disability, is characterized by pain, impaired joint mobility, reduction of muscular strength and loss of joint function. Unlike most other common diseases, little is known about its origins, and factors predicting a severe disease course have not been identified. A new study, the first to establish a laboratory marker for the risk of severe OA, found that vascular cell adhesion molecule 1...

2009-07-23 11:01:48

Researchers at The University of Nottingham are hoping to find out if inflammation of the knee could be an early sign of osteoarthritis "” a condition which leads to pain, stiffness, swelling and disability.Up to six million people in the UK suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee.  Now 200 patients, over the age of 55, from GP practices across Nottingham are to take part in a study led by research physiotherapist Michelle Hall in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and...

2009-06-24 13:13:56

U.S. scientists say a gene previously identified as causing gout can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissues. Johns Hopkins University researchers were part of an international team that surveyed the genomes of 12,000 individuals to find the genetic cause for gout. Now the Johns Hopkins scientists have shown the malfunctioning gene, ABCG2, can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that causes joint inflammation and pain -- the hallmark of the...

2009-06-18 00:02:19

Researchers in Britain say marijuana damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase the risk of cancer development in humans. University of Leicester researchers used a newly developed, highly sensitive, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method and found clear indication that cannabis smoke damages DNA, under laboratory conditions. Researchers Rajinder Singh, Jatinderpal Sandhu, Balvinder Kaur, Tina Juren, William P. Steward, Dan Segerback and Peter B. Farmer say there...


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