Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anna Legassie is not your ordinary race competitor -- she competes in grueling long-distance obstacle events while facing an even bigger challenge, rheumatoid arthritis (rheum). Being an athlete with rheum poses unique roadblocks for Anna. She has found that not everyone can understand why she...

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...

Researchers worldwide are exploring the flawed immune response that kindles inflammatory disease. Intestinal bacteria may hold the key to understanding what triggers rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. Inflammation defends the body against infection, but must turn on at just the right moment to repel an assault—and then...

As Ralph Vasquez laid in pain and confined to his hospital bed, he feared that his days were numbered. His health was rapidly deteriorating from the pain of three serious autoimmune diseases that plagued him -- rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and fibromyalgia. However,...

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...