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Tag: Osteoarthritis

Cartilage cells
October 28, 2020
New research published in Stem Cell Research and Therapy has improved the regenerative potential of chondrocytes in vitro. CartilageCartilage tissue is found in various places throughout the human body, including the ears, the nose, between the ribs, and the trachea. While trauma can compromise cartilage in each of these locations, most cartilage problems occur at...
Image of knee inflammation caused by osteoarthritis
August 25, 2020
A collective of scientists has shown that osteoarthritis can be alleviated by guiding skeletal stem cells towards differentiation into chondrocytes, which are responsible for producing healthy cartilage [1]. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a classic example of an age-related disease. While almost non-existent in younger people, it affects as much as half of the over-65 population worldwide....
Glucosamine in ball-and-stick form
July 31, 2020
It is one of the most commonly used supplements frequently taken to address joint pain, but there might be more to this dietary supplement than first meets the eye. Glucosamine was originally discovered during the 1960s in Italy by pharmacologist Professor Luigi Rovati. Glucosamine is one of the most commonly used dietary supplements and is...
Arthritic joint pain
May 19, 2020
Researchers have successfully reversed the course of osteoarthritis in rats by combining two molecules, one of which, a-Klotho, has long been a popular subject of anti-aging research. A classic age-related disease Osteoarthritis (OA) is a classic example of a wear-and-tear disease. Its manifestations are in the slow degeneration of articular cartilage, the appearance of bone...
Unity biotechnology logo
June 19, 2019
Recently, Unity Biotechnology completed a phase 1 trial of its drug UBX0101. While the trial found that the drug was non-toxic and lacked serious side effects, many of its results were not statistically significant. UBX0101 UBX0101 aims to treat osteoarthritis and possibly other diseases of aging through directly targeting one of the aspects of aging...
May 07, 2019
San Diego-based biotechnology company Samumed has recently announced that it will be moving to phase 3 clinical trials of its drug lorecivivint (SM04690) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee and a leading cause of adult disability, particularly among older people. This...