Hui Wu, M.D.

Hui Wu, M.D.


Assessing RA Risk at Genetic Level

Hui Wu, M.D.

University of California
Los Angeles, CA
RANK Ligand Polymorphisms Contributing to Early Onset of RA

Genetic risk factors for RA susceptibility and severity have been widely studied. The main goal of Dr. Wu’s project is to map the gene found to contribute to early RA onset. She is studying specific genes to better understand the genetic difference between early-onset and late-onset RA. Identifying the risk factors may enable scientists to distinguish between those individuals at low risk from those who are at high risk for development of early RA. RA patients at high risk may benefit from early, aggressive treatment to prevent severe joint damage from developing.

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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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