It would revolutionise treatment for the condition because it would not have the side effects of many of the current drug-based treatments for the condition
MILLIONS of Britons could be spared the agony of crippling arthritis pain after a major breakthrough by scientists
They have developed a pioneering simple new technique to generate cells which can go on to re-grow damaged cartilage and even bone.
The process offers major hope for people suffering in daily pain from the degenerative joint condition.
It paves the way for a quick treatment – possible as a single injection of the stem cells – directly into the effected joint to end the agony.
At least 8.5 million Britons suffer from osteoarthritis which is caused by wear and tear on joints where the cartilage that cushions movement is worn away.
Bones then come into contact with each other and the friction makes joints swollen and extremely painful.
Now, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Centre in the US, have used a combination of small molecules to generate mouse cells that can form bone and cartilage.
They say the new method could allow them to re-grow broken bones and mend cartilage damage to back discs and joints.
It would revolutionise treatment for the condition because it would not have the side effects of many of the current drug-based treatments for the condition.
The research team, led by Dr Naoki Nakayama, created special stem cells known as pluripotent stem cells from mouse embryos.
This type of stem cell has the ability to become any cell type in the body.
The Latest on: Osteoarthritis
via Google News
The Latest on: Osteoarthritis
- Emory one-of-a-kind stem cell study underway on May 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm
Emory sports medicine physician, Dr. Ken Mautner says Emory and other orthopedic departments, plan a one of a kind two-year study of 500 patients, researching three different stem cell therapies to ... […]
- 2023 Primary Osteoarthritis Market Size Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Revenue Status, Future Opportunities and Demand by Top 10 Global Players on May 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm
(MENAFN - GetNews) The Global Primary Osteoarthritis Marketis expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 8.3% during the forecast period 2018-2023. Primary Osteoarthritis Market Research Report ... […]
- The acetabular prostheses market will register a CAGR of over 3% by 2023 on May 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm
The increasing prevalence of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and trauma is one of the key factors expected to trigger the market growth. In addition, the risk factors associated with the ... […]
- Oldest known snow leopard dies at Santa Barbara Zoo on May 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
The zoo said he’d been receiving treatment for ailments common with elderly big cats, including osteoarthritis, renal failure and hypertension, but died Tuesday. “In the last few months, we have seen ... […]
- Ampio Clinical, Regulatory and Corporate Update on May 22, 2019 at 5:46 am
Clinical: The results of the AP-003-C open label extension study outlining the safety and efficacy of repeat injections of Ampion™ in patients with severe osteoarthritis-of-the-knee (OAK ... […]
- Have osteoarthritis knee pain? Don’t grin and bear it. on May 21, 2019 at 10:30 am
While there are more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common, affecting nearly 27 million adults in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation. ... […]
- Preoperative Radiographic Osteoarthritis Severity Modifies the Effect of Preoperative Pain on Pain/Function After Total Knee Arthroplasty on May 16, 2019 at 7:22 am
Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) severity as demonstrated by preoperative radiographs and preoperative pain play an important role in the indication for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We investigated ... […]
- Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis on May 16, 2019 at 5:11 am
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have definitively linked mast cells, a class of cells belonging to the immune system, to the development of osteoarthritis, one of the world's ... […]
- Adenosine-Functionalized Biodegradable PLA-b-PEG Nanoparticles Ameliorate Osteoarthritis in Rats on May 15, 2019 at 2:07 am
Biodegradable nanoparticles (NPs) have gained increasing interest for their ability to provide a viable carrier for delivery of vaccines, genes, drugs and other biomolecules. Their enhanced ... […]
- For Your Health: Hyaluronic acid (gel) injections for knee osteoarthritis on May 14, 2019 at 2:27 am
For Your Health: Hyaluronic acid (gel) injections for knee osteoarthritis Individuals with osteoarthritis are painfully aware that something is missing in their aching joints. Check out this story on ... […]
via Bing News