- Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis (Health Scout)
People with rheumatoid arthritis experience abnormal proliferation of the synovial tissue that lines the joints. This is the first study to show that statins induce the death of these excess synovial cells.
- Stem Cells May Mend Arthritis Damage (Fox News)
Scientists have used stem cells to repair arthritis damage in mice.
- Another use for statins - treating rheumatoid arthritis (News-Medical-Net)
According to Japanese researchers statins, drugs widely used to treat high cholesterol, have a potential role in inflammation and other cell processes, including immune response and rheumatoid arthritis.
- New Cancer Test, Arthritis Treatment, Digital Forensic Tool Among 14 New University of Maryland MIPS Research Projects (SYS-CON Media)
A new test for oral cancer, a treatment for esophageal cancer, a drug to stop rheumatoid arthritis, and new tools for digital forensics highlight 14 projects approved for funding by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program (http://www.mips.umd.edu/ ), an initiative of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland bringing university innovation to the commercial sector
- Statins May Curb Rheumatoid Arthritis (WebMD)
Cholesterol-curbing statin drugs may help treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study shows.