How does arthritis affect people with arthritis?

A new study has found that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop rheumatic fever and chronic fatigue syndrome than the general population.The study, which involved more than 8,000 people, found that rheumatism and other symptoms associated with the disease were linked to genetic factors.In people with the disorder, a genetic factor is […]


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Scientists discover the genetic link between arthritis and inflammation

Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo have discovered a gene that appears to be responsible for causing arthritis and the inflammation that results.The study, published online April 16 in Science Translational Medicine, was conducted by a team led by Dr. Andrew Mendelian, professor of genomics at the University’s Department of […]


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Is arthritis genetic? Scientists claim genetic predisposition for arthritis

Genetic predisposition is not an uncommon genetic disorder.It is also a commonly-used term for a range of genetic conditions.A new study in PLOS Genetics found that people with an inherited genetic disorder are three times more likely to develop arthritis.The findings, which are significant because they could lead to new treatments for people with arthritis, […]


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