Osteoarthritis

New nanosensor technology to detect osteoarthritis biomarker

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to analyze hyaluronic acid using solid-state nanopore sensor. This technique allows them to study its role in osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint disorders. This technique is first of a kind and is a significant improvement regarding relative ease to perform and high precision from other …

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Research shows key role of FoxO proteins in osteoarthritis development

Research from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute explains why the risk of osteoarthritis increases as we age and offers a potential avenue for developing new treatments. The study’s findings suggest that FOXO proteins are responsible for the maintenance of healthy cells in the cartilage of our joints. The results are published in journal Science …

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Delaying aging process by selective removal of senescent cells

A recent study, led by an international team of researchers confirms that targeted removal of senescent cells (SnCs), accumulated in many vertebrate tissues as we age, contribute significantly in delaying the onset of age-related pathologies. Credit: Baker et al., Nature  This breakthrough research has been led by Dr. Chaekyu Kim and Dr. Ok Hee Jeon. …

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Review of literature shows that Acupuncture improves medical treatment for depression and chronic pain

Health specialists at the University of York have found that acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library, the researchers showed that there is significant evidence to demonstrate that acupuncture provides …

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Researchers develop blood test to diagnose early osteoathritis

Led by Dr Naila Rabbani of Warwick Medical School, the researchers developed a test that can provide an early diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) and also distinguish this from early-stage rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other self-resolving inflammatory joint disease. The test, which could be available to patients within two years, identifies the chemical signatures found in …

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Nanoparticle injections minimize inflammation following cartilage injury

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition that affects at least 27 million people in the United States, and at least 12 percent of osteoarthritis cases stem from earlier injuries. Over-the-counter painkillers, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, help reduce pain but do not stop unrelenting cartilage destruction. Consequently, pain related to the condition only gets worse. Now, researchers …

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