Rheumatoid Arthritis Research

ANRF Alumni, Dr. Betty Tsao, Dr. Jian Zhao and their colleagues identified a genetic risk factor for autoimmune disease found in an under-explored genomic region Last year, Nature Genetics published findings by a team of ANRF Alumni at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) uncovering a...

Peter A. Nigrovic, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a practicing adult and pediatric rheumatologist and director of the Center for Adults with Pediatric Rheumatic Illness (CAPRI) at the Brigham and...

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...