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Neutrophil Nanosponges Ease Joint Damage In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nanoparticles coated with a neutrophil membrane have been developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego. These neutrophil “nanosponges” are able to safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play a role in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. Injections of the nanosponges effectively treated severe rheumatoid arthritis in two mouse models. […]

Key Autoimmune Disease Cells Within The Thymus Dynamically Change Over Time

The immune system plays a crucial role in both health and disease. From recovering from an infection to helping a wound heal, the immune system is always playing its part. Although irregular, excessive and ultimately damaging activation of the immune system can be a consequence of an autoimmune disease. There are many different autoimmune diseases […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation Tied To Altered Brain Connectivity

Higher levels of chronic inflammation in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with more positive connections between multiple brain networks, new research from University of Michigan investigators shows. In patients with chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, there has been limited understanding of how this inflammation affects the brain. “Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory […]

Link Between Huntington’s Disease And Rheumatoid Arthritis Found

An overlap between the causes of rheumatoid arthritis and Huntington’s disease, a fatal and incurable genetic brain disease, has been found by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Using new analytic tools, the researchers decoded the epigenetic landscape for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), […]

Arthritis Symptom Hydrogel Treatment Responds To Flares

Flare-responsive hydrogel could be a promising next-generation drug delivery approach for treatment of inflammatory arthritis, new research from investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital indicates. The unpredictable and often sudden worsening of arthritis symptoms, known as Arthritis flares, can be debilitating. These episodes can make the management of inflammatory arthritis, which includes rheumatoid arthritis and […]