Rheumatoid Arthritis

Genetic variants found to Influence multiple traits and conditions

May 16, 2016
Researchers know that certain genes, or more accurately regions in our genes, are multitaskers, influencing a wide variety of traits and conditions that range from such things as the size...
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Barfly Genetics

January 24, 2013
You probably know that smoking and excessive drinking are bad for you. But did you know that your genetics also factor into how much those vices can impact your health?...
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Leveraging The Direct-to-Patient Research Model in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 16, 2012
Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a unit of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, is sponsoring a study in rheumatoid arthritis patients that will be conducted by MediGuard.org (a subsidiary of Quintiles) and...
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The War Waged Within: Autoimmunity in Women

May 17, 2012
There are many wonderful things about being a woman, but our increased risk of autoimmune disease is not one of them. Why these "civil wars" within the body affect women much more frequently than men is a medical mystery that researchers are still trying to understand.
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SNPwatch: Researchers Investigate Shared Genetic Factors for Autoimmune Diseases

September 08, 2011
By Bethann Hromatka Autoimmune diseases are caused by an overactive immune system. In these diseases, white blood cells, which normally help your body fight infections, ramp up and attack your...
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SNPwatch: Two Studies Connect More Immune System Genes to Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 12, 2010
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease in which the individual’s own immune system attacks the lining of the joints, causing stiffness and muscle aches. Like other autoimmune diseases, development...
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SNPwatch: Three New Genetic Variants Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

November 11, 2009
The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, occurs due to accumulated wear and tear — welcome to old age! — or from repetitive movements or injury.   Rheumatoid arthritis, on...
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Introducing a Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Disease Research

July 07, 2009
There’s a high likelihood that a disease of some sort affects you or one of your relatives – every family seems to have ripples in its gene pool that define...
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