June 2014

BRI RESEARCHERS PINPOINT RA DRIVERS

Scientists from the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) at Virginia Mason have identified the T-cells that promote rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by using state-of-the-art technology developed at the institute. The results of the study have been published online in the Arthritis & Rheumatology journal. Through the use of BRI´s tetramer technology, the team was able to investigate […]

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Walking May Limit Knee Osteoarthritis Risks

Daily walks can decrease the risks associated with developing knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study carried out by scientists from Boston University in Massachusetts. Findings from the report show that taking 6,000 or more steps on a daily basis may safeguard individuals from developing mobility issues such as having difficulty getting up from a

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Musculoskeletal Conditions Place Heavy Burden On Healthcare Systems

Patients with musculoskeletal conditions incur healthcare costs nearly 50% higher compared to those for people with any other single disease, according to a study presented at this year´s congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). The researchers behind the study believe that musculoskeletal conditions must become a priority area for policymakers given the serious

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Obesity Increases Risk Of Complications For Knee Replacement Patients

People suffering from obesity tend to be in need of knee joint replacement twice as often as individuals with normal weight, according to study findings presented at the 15th congress of the European Federation of National Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFORT). Participants in the London event also heard that obese patients were twice as

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