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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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New study shows long-term efficacy of psoriatic arthritis drug

22 April 2014

A new study has demonstrated the long-term safety and efficacy of golimumab in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis over a five-year period.

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Sprifermin 'can reduce cartilage loss from knee osteoarthritis'

17 April 2014

The drug sprifermin has shown benefits in preventing cartilage loss among sufferers of knee osteoarthritis in a new clinical study.

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