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Microbial RNA and rheumatoid arthritis

Small RNAs — short stretches of genetic material — from microbes may be playing a role in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.


Grant bolsters rheumatoid arthritis research

C. Michael Stein, MBChB., and his colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a five-year, $1.35 million award from the Arthritis Foundation to develop new biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis that also may revolutionize treatment.

Photo: Shave-a-thon

Ben Nelson grins and bears it as Angie Blackmore gives him a buzz cut during the Shave-a-thon to benefit the Arthritis Foundation at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.