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2017 Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting

Highlights from 2017 Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting

Close to 200 patients, FDA staff, industry leaders, members of the media and academic personnel listened or participated in the groundbreaking Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting on March 8. The meeting was a forum for OA patients to share their experiences with the disease and talk about the signs and symptoms that matter most to them.
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Arthritis Research Dr. Virginia Kraus

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Virginia Kraus

Research on bacteria that live within our bodies has progressed in recent years and is gaining respect in the scientific community. Most of these bacteria live in our gut, and scientists think they shape our health in a number of ways – some good and some bad. Dr. Virginia Kraus is currently researching bacteria in her 2-year Arthritis Foundation-funded project, “The Role of Low-Grade Endotoxemia in Osteoarthritis.” Her project looks at one molecule made by harmful bacteria.
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Osteoarthritis Drug Development Meeting

Arthritis Foundation to Host Meeting for Osteoarthritis Patients to Share their Stories with the FDA

Last year, the Arthritis Foundation cosponsored the Accelerating Osteoarthritis (OA) Clinical Trials Workshop with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The focus of the workshop aimed at identifying ways to get new diagnostics & treatments to clinics faster for the arthritis community. Important key takeaways from the workshop included a focus on patients – how they need to be more involved in the scientific discovery process and that scientists should consider their needs and wants in designing clinical trials.
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Dr. Farshid Guilak

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Farshid Guilak

In July, we reported on Dr. Farshid Guilak’s remarkable breakthrough in orthopedic and osteoarthritis research. That research found a way to grow new cartilage on a hip joint shaped scaffold, using stem cells. His current Arthritis Foundation-funded project, “Engineering New Biologic Therapies for Arthritis,” is just as trailblazing.
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Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Markus Wimmer

The third part of our researcher spotlight series is with Dr. Markus Wimmer, Associate Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Director of Human Motion Analysis and Tribology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Wimmer is one of 11 researchers to receive funding in early 2016 for his innovative research project, which uses mobile technology to show how a non-invasive treatment can improve health outcomes for people with osteoarthritis (OA). Dr. Wimmer’s 2 year research project is called “Augmented Feedback Using Pressure Detecting Insoles to Reduce Knee Loading”. The purpose of his research is to look at the use of a pressure based insole to train the OA patient to walk in a way that will reduce pressure in the knees. Reducing knee joint pressure loads may help reduce pain and disease progression.
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Dr. Sun Arthritis Foundation research

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Herb Sun

In August, we brought you our first investigator spotlight on Dr. Cho, one of our 11 researchers to receive funding for scientific research earlier this year. We’ve chosen the brightest minds in the field and the projects they are working on are truly innovative. Today, we are spotlighting another investigator to learn more about his project.
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Arthritis Foundation Becomes Founding Member of OA Task Force

To build a better understanding of patient needs across nations and cultures, the Arthritis Foundation accepted an invitation to become a founding member of a new Osteoarthritis (OA) Task Force this month. The taskforce is an initiative coordinated by the OA Foundation International (OAFI) and the Arthritis Foundation to aid in the prevention and treatment of OA as well as the improvement of patient quality of life.
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Dr. Cho Osteoarthritis Research

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Hongsik J. Cho

Earlier this year, the Arthritis Foundation awarded nearly $5.5 million in scientific research funding to 11 individuals we believe showed the greatest promise of achieving a faster cure for one or more types of arthritis. These 11 scientists are working on a wide range of projects all over the US – and we want to share their stories and projects with you. These are some of the brightest minds in scientific and arthritis research and they are working hard to find innovative solutions and a cure many types of arthritis. Throughout this series, we will meet each group of researchers and explain the remarkable projects they are working on.
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Arthritis Foundation Funded Study finds Stem Cells Could Replace Hip Replacements for Osteoarthritis

There was exciting news out of the medical world earlier this week. Scientists have developed a way for stem cells to grow new cartilage on a scaffold shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What does that mean exactly? It means new research shows that it may be possible to avoid or delay hip replacements by repairing a damaged hip joint. To do this, they would create new cartilage using a patient’s adipose stem cells derived from liposuction. Although this study is in the early stages, it is a remarkable breakthrough in orthopedic and osteoarthritis research.
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Highlights from the 2016 Accelerating Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials Workshop: Making an Impact Through Collaboration

More than 140 experts in the fields of osteoarthritis scientific discovery and clinical trial design joined us from across the globe at the 2016 Accelerating Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials Workshop in Atlanta this week. After two days of lively discussion from participants, the Workshop adjourned with the promise of breaking down barriers to the development of improved diagnostics and treatments for osteoarthritis (OA).

Key Takeaways from the Osteoarthritis Workshop

We are excited about discussion and resulting consensus that has come out of the workshop sessions. The focus of the workshop was firmly on the future aimed at identifying ways to get new diagnostics & treatments to clinics faster for the arthritis community. Here are some highlights of discussion among the participants: Continue reading Highlights from the 2016 Accelerating Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials Workshop: Making an Impact Through Collaboration