Scientists are studying a mummy that was discovered in a convent in the town of Guano, Ecuador. They believe that further examination of it could uncover a missing link that allows scientists to better understand the origin and natural history of RA.
Ever since I was first diagnosed with RA,
I’ve kept my fingers crossed for scientists to identify new treatments
or even to find a cure. From parasitic worms to an electrical implant in the brain to a peptide found only in old world monkeys, I’ve seen RA research take some very interesting paths over the last ten years. And here’s another one:
A group of researchers has found that one of the hundreds of components
in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of RA in animal models.
In October 2018, the American College of Rheumatology
(ACR) presented brand new clinical guidelines on reproductive health.
This is very exciting news for patients living with rheumatoid
arthritis, particularly women, as it gives our rheumatologists a
consistent, peer-reviewed set of recommendations to answer important
questions about contraception, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause.