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More Than 40 New Genetic Links To Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovered
2013-12-26 08:06:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has uncovered more than 40 new genes, pathways and cell types linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to research published Wednesday in the online edition of the journal Nature. The study, which according to BBC News science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, is the largest genetic study ever completed, involving nearly 30,000 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and more than...

2013-10-28 11:39:38

Early menopause is risk factor, research presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting shows People with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at higher risk of heart disease. Who is in the most danger, why and how best to prevent and detect cardiovascular complications are important questions for physicians and researchers. Mayo Clinic studies presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting shed new light on this connection, in part by...

2013-04-04 11:41:15

Hormonal changes could precede development of the condition, say authors Low testosterone levels may herald the subsequent development of rheumatoid arthritis in men, suggests research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Sex hormones are thought to play a part in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, and both men and women with the condition tend to have lower levels of testosterone in their blood than healthy people. But it is not clear whether this is a...

2013-01-25 09:37:24

U-M findings reveal how certain genes activate cells that cause rheumatoid arthritis in mice; discovery may extend to other autoimmune diseases University of Michigan research sheds new light on why certain people are more likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis — paving the way to explore new treatments for both arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. The new UMHS research in mice identifies how a specific group of genes works behind the scenes to activate the bone-destroying...

2012-11-16 15:16:58

Researchers have pieced together new genetic clues to the arthritis puzzle in a study that brings potential treatments closer to reality and could also provide insights into why more women than men succumb to the disabling condition. Rheumatoid arthritis — which affects more than 400,000 people in the UK and about 1% of the world's population — is a complicated disease: lifestyle and environmental factors, such as smoking, diet, pregnancy and infection are thought to play a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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