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  • arthritis research . lupus . Michelle Kahlenberg . Research . skin .

In this episode of Arthritis Now, we talk with 2015 ANRF grant recipient, Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD, who is a rheumatologist, researcher, and assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan. We ask her about her research into the correlation of skin and kidney involvement in Lupus. Research like Dr. Kahlenberg’s provides a better understanding of why Lupus patients flare when exposed to sunlight and how we might treat those flares in the future.   Will new treatments…

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  • arthritis research . cure arthritis . Denis Evseenko . osteoarthritis . stem cells . USC .

In this episode of Arthritis Now, we talk with 2014-2015 ANRF grant recipient, Denis Evseenko, MD, Phd about the research his lab is doing on Osteoarthritis and stem cells. Novel research, like the research being conducted at the Evseenko lab, pushes the field of arthritis research forward, provides new answers, new therapies and hope for relief for millions worldwide suffering with arthritis. Currently, there are no available treatments that address the underlying cause of osteoarthritis. Typically osteoarthritis is only addressed…

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  • Dr. Carpenter . inflammation . lncRNA . Susan Carpenter .

In this episode of Arthritis Now, we talk with 2015 ANRF grant recipient, Susan Carpenter, PhD about her research into long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and it’s potential to explain inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Lupus and related autoimmune diseases. Only three percent of the human genome actually codes for protein, or mRNA. So the question remains, what does the rest code for and how is that affecting inflammation in RA, Lupus and other autoimmune diseases? Dr. Carpenter’s foundational research is…

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  • arthritis research . Autoimmune . DNA . Iouri Chepelev . National Psoriasis Foundation . psoriatic arthritis .

Can DNA be the cause of autoimmune forms of arthritis? Current Arthritis National Research Foundation grantee Dr. Iouri Chepelev is specifically looking at how DNA folds might lead to psoriatic arthritis. In this episode of Arthritis Now, we talk with Iouri Chepelev, PhD, who is the 2015-2016 ANRF and National Psoriasis Foundation grant recipient, of the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. We learn about his research into genetics, and specifically his work on psoriatic arthritis. Out of 3 billion letters in…

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  • Chuanju Liu . NYU . osteoarthritis . progranulin . rheumatoid arthritis .

In this episode of Arthritis Now, we talk with two-time ANRF grant recipient, Chuanju Liu, Ph.D. of NYU School of Medicine, about his work and whether one molecule can treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Specifically we talk with him about his research on the progranulin molecule. Research that ANRF funded and that has lead him to also receive multiple grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Currently there are no medications that treat the underlying causes of both osteoarthritis…

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  • arthritis . arthritis research . Autoimmune . Herpes . rheumatoid arthritis .

Can Herpes Teach Us About Arthritis? marks the re-launch of Arthritis Now. New Arthritis Now host, Britt Johnson, talks with Carl F. Ware, Ph.D. about his research on herpes and it’s potential to lead researchers to new arthritis treatments. Watch the interview above! Dr. Ware is the Director of the Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center at Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. He is studying the genetics and behavior of the herpes virus working towards new discoveries that will potentially benefit various…

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  • Anne Stevens . Autoimmune . juvenile arthritis . lupus . New Autoimmune Treatments . Research . Scleroderma .

New autoimmune treatments for scleroderma, particularly pediatric scleroderma is a passion for Dr. Stevens. Anne Stevens, MD, PhD is a pediatric rheumatologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and one of the country's leading researchers in scleroderma and lupus research. She is working on new autoimmune treatments to help millions suffering with various forms of arthritis. As a professor at the University of Washington and a pediatric rheumatologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Stevens is very interested and invested in finding new…

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  • Anne Stevens . Autoimmune . lupus . Research . Scleroderma . Seattle Childrens .

Anne Stevens, MD, PhD is a leading researcher in scleroderma and lupus research. Her autoimmune research is paving the way for new treatments for patients with scleroderma, lupus and related autoimmune diseases. She is a pediatric rheumatologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and a professor at the University of Washington. She was awarded an Arthritis National Research Foundation grant for the 2000-2001 funding year. Scleroderma and lupus research may not seem like a natural pair, but as Dr. Stevens explains in…

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  • Arthritis Now . autoimmunity . Dr. Martin Kriegel . lupus . rheumatoid arthritis .

In Part 2 of Arthritis Now's interview with Dr. Martin Kriegel, he delves deeper into how diet can play a part in autoimmune diseases and, though there is still much to be discovered, speaks on remedies that have worked for various patients. He also explains what a microbiome is - the bacteria living on us and inside of us (gut bacteria, specific to his research) - and how each person's biological microbiome composition differs slightly, just like a fingerprint, for…

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  • autoimmune arthritis research . autoimmune research . autoimmunity . Dr. Martin Kriegel . lupus . lupus research .

Yale School of Medicine's very own, Dr. Martin Kriegel, sat down with Arthritis Now to discuss his previous funding from ANRF and his current research on autoimmunity, gut bacteria and diet; specifically involving microbes living on and inside of people that interact with the immune system and how they can lead to autoimmune diseases. Dr. Kriegel also explains that recent changes in the composition of the food we eat over the past several years have caused the existing gut bacteria…

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