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New bone mineral density-associated genes 'could aid osteoporosis treatment'

06 May 2014

Geneticists have identified two genes that play critical roles in regulating bone mineral density, which could aid the study and treatment of osteoporosis in future.

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New study highlights link between arthritis and fall-related injuries

02 May 2014

Arthritis may double the risk for fall-related injuries among older people, according to a new US study.

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Human cartilage grown from bone marrow stem cells for first time

01 May 2014

US engineers have been able to grow fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from bone marrow tissue for the first time.

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Light physical exercise 'can help reduce arthritis-related disability'

01 May 2014

Engaging in light physical activity on a daily basis can help to prevent the onset of disability as a result of conditions such as arthritis, according to US research.

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New study finds link between uric acid levels and fracture risk

30 April 2014

Higher levels of uric acid in older men could be linked to an increased risk of fractures, according to new research.

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Ultrasound scans for inflammation 'can help measure progression' in hand osteoarthritis

30 April 2014

Signs of inflammation, as measured using ultrasound, offer a strong indicator of the progression of structural damage in hand osteoarthritis patients, according to new research.

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EU approves new subcutaneous rheumatoid arthritis therapy

29 April 2014

A new subcutaneous formulation of the widely-used rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab has been approved in the EU and will soon be made available to patients.

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Scientists develop technique for made-to-order replacement cartilage

28 April 2014

US scientists have developed a groundbreaking method of using 3D printing technology to create living human cartilage, which could revolutionise the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Childhood lupus 'can impact employment prospects later in life'

25 April 2014

A new study has highlighted the impact of childhood-onset lupus on the future employment prospects of patients, as well as the need for further vocational support for this demographic.

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Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients 'has eased since 1990'

23 April 2014

Levels of psychological distress and physical disability experienced by patients with rheumatoid arthritis have seen a marked drop in the last two decades, according to new research.

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