Cartilage Regeneration with Dr. Zeng [Part 1]

Cartilage Regeneration with Dr. Zeng [Part 1]

Dr. Zeng, Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology at Tufts University, spoke with Arthritis Now about the advancement of her career in cartilage regeneration. Though she did not necessarily plan on focusing on arthritis research as a form of scientific investigation, the nature of her project led to a grant from ANRF.

Currently she is working on proving how cartilage development and regeneration are linked to arthritis, being as how both processes contain the same molecules. With her goal being to discover new markers to identify arthritis early on, her lab is currently working on an antibody, called erythromycin, which prevents inflammation in the cartilage from degenerating.

Stay tuned in 2 weeks for the conclusion of Dr. Zeng’s interview where she tells the story of what sparked her interest in autoimmunity and her newest lab experiment involving fluorescent arthritis markers!

For more info on her lab, click HERE!

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Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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