Rheumatoid Arthritis Research

Key players in the body’s defenses, macrophages are immune cells that swallow bacteria, viruses or infectious germs. When the body comes under attack, these white blood cells engulf the attackers and eliminate the threat. Like characters in a Pac-Man video game, they roam the body,...

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a cruel disease that ravages the joints, triggering flares of heat, swelling and recurrent pain. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is uniquely devastating, often striking children and teens with unpredictable bouts of severe pain and joint inflammation. Although JIA shares many symptoms...

Autoimmune diseases arise when the immune system turns on itself, triggering an inflammatory response that destroys the body’s own tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) erupts when the immune system, which normally protects against infection and disease, instead attacks the joints, causing swelling, stiffness and crippling pain. With...

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks cartilage and bone, progressively destroying multiple joints. In the hope of finding a cure, researchers are looking at a genetic mechanism in rheumatoid arthritis by scrutinizing gene mutations that kindle autoimmune diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis, a...

LONG BEACH, CA – Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF), a nonprofit dedicated solely to arthritis research, today announced new members to its world-renowned Scientific Advisory Board. Betty Diamond, M.D. and Paul J. Utz, M.D., Ph.D. will bring their expertise and experience to help fund research...

LONG BEACH, CA - Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) announced grant awards totaling over $1.2 million, its largest to date, committed towards finding a cure for arthritis. ANRF funds grants to innovative researchers studying new treatments and cures for arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Tweet This The...

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...