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April 3, 2005

Hope for new arthritis treatment

Topics: Medicine

- BBC News
Inhibiting a single enzyme may be enough to block the development of arthritis, research suggests

Scientists prevented the gradual loss of protective cartilage around the joints that leads to arthritis by modifying a gene for a key enzyme.

The US and Australian teams hope their work could lead to treatments to combat osteoarthritis and possibly inflammatory arthritis.

Details of the research, on mice, are published in the journal Nature.    More ...

Posted by Hyscience at April 3, 2005 12:01 AM

Thanks for keeping us up to date on things like this. You are amazingly talented and arguably the most popular blog anywhere. I just have one question..... Arent any Conservative papers writing about things like this? Everytime I read the title 'BBC' I want to punch my monitor. I just got a new one and I just threatened it when I saw the origin of the story.
LOL, Thanks

Posted by: Ken at April 3, 2005 3:27 AM

The Arthritis Huddle™ program offers doctors, patients and communities across the country access to innovative osteoarthritis treatment strategies and educational programs.

Posted by: Arthritis Huddle at April 15, 2005 2:35 PM

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