Cartilage Regeneration with Dr. Zeng [Part 2]

Cartilage Regeneration with Dr. Zeng [Part 2]

In Part 2 of her Arthritis Now interview, Dr. Li Zeng finishes her talk about her cartilage regeneration research, specifically focusing on a scientific method on how to locate inflammatory markers using a fluorescent probe. This will allow her and her lab workers to identify arthritis symptoms earlier, which may be helpful in treating the disease to regenerate cartilage before its effects become too damaging on the body.

Because most of her cartilage regeneration research can be most attributed to osteoarthritis, which is usually detected later in life. Cartilage regeneration research could greatly help the elderly population and all those who sufferer with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is harder to detect because cartilage does not have vascular tissue, often those who suffer with osteoarthritis do not feel pain until years after it has already manifested.

If you missed Part 1 of her interview, see it HERE. To find out more about Dr. Zeng’s research on cartilage regeneration, visit her Lab Page.

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    Michael Palmer
    Posted at 08:42h, 23 July Reply

    I loved the interview with Dr. Li Zeng about cartilage regeneration. I am interested in this I had a serious right leg injury 17 years ago leading to knee surgery. I had a torn Acl and a torn Mcl leading to two and half years of rehab on the right leg. I need a knee replacement on my right leg and I am only 45 years old. it is affecting my left leg now. I have osteoarthritis now. I have knee evey 6 months in both knees with varying results. I want to know could this help me in the near future. I want to thank you for taking the time and read this Michael A Palmer

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