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Arthritis Researcher Brian Diekman, PhD, Awarded Grant to Explore Common Mechanisms of Aging
Aging is the greatest risk factor for osteoarthritis, but little is known about how specific age-related changes to cells cause the breakdown of cartilage. The research funding provided by a grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) will enable Dr. Diekman to study mechanisms of aging across different tissue systems. The hope is that this type of research will help play a role in advancing new discoveries that can help prevent and better treat all forms of arthritis. (More...)
Several Studies Authored by TARC and Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Researchers Are Published in North Carolina Medical Journal
Topics covered range from whether Osteoarthritis (OA) might be a predictor of mortality, challenges associated with management of the disease, the impact of musculoskeletal health on disability, and implications of obesity on musculoskeletal health. (More...)
Kelli Allen, PhD, Is Among the Leading Researchers Involved in Innovative Studies of Pain Management Interventions for Members of the Military and Veterans
Members of the military and veterans are disproportionally affected by pain, and the government is searching for ways to help them deal with this widespread and growing problem. New research being conducted thanks to multiple grants recently awarded by DHHS, the Department of Defense, and the VA will help investigate the feasibility, safety and effectiveness for a number of non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions. (More…)
Lupus Patients Have the Option to Administer the Medication Benlysta Themselves at Home, Thanks in Part to the Efforts of Dr. Saira Sheikh
Lupus patients who previously needed to visit an infusion center to receive the drug Benlysta, now have the option to administer the medicine themselves at home using a novel "auto-injector" device, thanks in part to the efforts of Dr. Saira Sheikh, who is a rheumatologist and allergist/immunologist at UNC, and who also directs the Lupus and Clinical trials programs at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center. (More...)
Dr. Scott Commins Discusses Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy in New Podcast
Dr. Scott Commins describes alpha-gal allergy, which scientists believe is triggered by a tick bite and can cause an allergic reaction to red meat. Dr. Commins talks about the symptoms of a reaction, how a person can be tested for the allergy, and changes in diet recommended for patients who have alpha-gal. (More...)
Arthritis Foundation Spotlights Dr. Richard Loeser's Research Into the Potential Role of "Gut Bacteria" in Osteoarthritis
We know that different factors such as aging and injury can have an impact on whether or not a person develops osteoarthritis, as well as the progression of their disease. But could the composition of the bacteria in a person’s “gut” have an impact as well? (More...)
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