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Arthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects the joint, allowing for smooth movement. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, like when you walk. Without the usual amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.

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A stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis is to be tested on patients in the UK for the first time. A year-long trial, funded by Arthritis Research UK, will mix stem cells with cartilage cells in the lab and inject them ...

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Workers with rheumatoid arthritis were comparable to non-impaired individuals in keyboarding speed, according to a new study. Individuals who were trained in touch typing ...


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ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG and U.S. biotechnology company Biogen Idec are suspending experimental rheumatoid arthritis and lupus treatment ocrelizumab ...

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Physical activity levels are low in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and this appears to be unrelated to disease activity, study findings ...


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