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News: Synthetic Hydrogel (aka Squishy Gel) Could Revolutionize Arthritis Treatment

Squishy gel could include a chemical compound capable of helping repair, restore or regenerate cartilage in a joint.

News: Can Scleroderma Be Cured by Curing Cancer?

Data suggest the 'foreign' antigen triggering the autoimmune response in scleroderma patients is actually a tumor antigen.

Features: TNF Inhibitors & RA

Benefits from biologic agents may extend beyond protection from progressive joint destruction and even enhance long-term survival.

News: Let the ICD-10 Testing Begin

“The ICD-10 testing week has been created to generate awareness and interest, and to instill confidence in the provider community that CMS and the MACs are ready and prepared for the ICD-10 implementation,” CMS noted.

News: Approval Expected for Apremilast

An expert in psoriatic arthritis says a soon-to-be widely available new drug may be a boon to rheumatologists—if it’s not too costly.

Features: Human RNAi Therapy Jumps Hurdle

A new proof-of-concept human study brings RNA interference therapy one step closer to market.  (published March 3, 2014)

News: Shifts in the Microbiome Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study suggests that intestinal expansion of Prevotella copri may be associated with the pathogenesis of RA (published Feb. 20, 2014)

News: Glaxo’s Move on Physician Compensation Could Signal Shift in Pharmaceutical Promotions

GlaxoSmithKline has decided to stop paying physicians to promote its products and to cease tying sales-representative compensation to the number of prescriptions physicians write. (posted Feb. 14)

News: Do Women Receive Worse Gout Treatment Than Men?

Women with gout are more likely to have contraindications to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and are less likely to receive urate-lowering drugs than men with the disease.  (posted Feb. 5)

News: Interleukin 1-alpha Is Critical for Establishment of Inflammatory Lung Disease

New research clarifies the role of fibroblasts in chronic lung disease.  (posted Jan. 21)

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