ANRF Blog

2011-2012 The Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis Research Altan Ercan, Ph.D.Brigham & Women’s HospitalBoston, Massachusetts Gender-dependent regulation of lgG glycosylation in Juvenile and Adult arthritis At Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Harvard’s teaching hospital), Dr. Ercan is studying the role of the modified antibodies found in both juvenile...

2011-2012 Increasing RA Drug Efficiency: A Clinical Project Massimo Bottini, Ph.D.Sanford-Burnham Medical Research InstituteLa Jolla, California Nanosystem for targeting Treg in vivo Regulatory T cells (Treg) are an immune cell population that plays an active role in protecting humans against rheumatoid arthritis. The delivery of drugs...

2011-2012 Getting at the Root of Knee OA Pain Xin Li, M.D., Ph.DRush University Medical CenterChicago, Illinois Analgesic effect of spinal micro-RNAs on symptomatic knee OA pain Osteoarthritis (OA) affects more than100 million individuals worldwide and causes chronic and severe pain in knee joints. It...

2011-2012 Testing a Novel Way to Treat Arthritis Hye-Jung Kim, PH.D.Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBoston, Massachusetts CD8+ Treg suppression of collagen-induced arthritis Autoimmune diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues. This complex system of cells and antibodies normally destroys “invaders” such as...