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Microcapsules Target Arthritic Cartilage

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new technique for delivering protein molecules to cartilage affected by osteoarthritis. When delivered in this manner, the protein (CNP) can reduce and possibly repair the damage caused by arthritic inflammation. New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis – [eurekalert.org] The researchers constructed […]

Rebuilding a Worn Out Joint by Injection

When arthritis attacks the cartilage layer that allows bone joints to slide smoothly, the bones begin grinding and cause damage and discomfort. We know how to fix this problem with artificial replacements, but that requires surgery which can be invasive, is expensive and takes time and therapy for full recovery. Professor Karperien in the Netherlands […]