11/6/2011 – New Stanford study: Arthritis results from inflammation, not just wear and tear

William Robinson

William Robinson

Arthritis is driven by more than just simple wear and tear of joints, it is also prompted by a destructive process of inflammation, Stanford investigators found.

By revealing the underlying mechanism and identifying the triggers behind the crippling disease, their research offers hope that someday it will be possible to interrupt it.

“It’s a paradigm shift,” said Dr. William Robinson, the senior author of a study published in Sunday’s Nature Medicine.

Additional Stanford Center on Longevity faculty affiliate co-authors were Stuart Goodman and Tony Wyss-Coray.

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