genetics Tag

Gout is a painful and recurring type of inflammatory arthritis that afflicts 8.3 million Americans. Once known as the “disease of kings,” gout typically strikes suddenly in the big toe after a night of overindulgence in rich food or drinking. However, epigentics, the study of...

Psoriatic arthritis - an aggressive and joint-destroying inflammatory disease - arises when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues. When the flawed immune response kicks into overdrive, rampant inflammation triggers crippling joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Not to mention that painful and persistent...

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...