Highlights from the latest issue of Arthritis Research & Therapy

In each print edition of Arthritis Research
& Therapy
the Editors-in-Chief, Profs Ravinder Maini and Peter Lipsky,
highlight articles that are of
special interest to the journal’s readership –
the Editors’ choice.

In the latest issue, a feasibility trial by
Ng and colleagues found that a combination of glucosamine sulphate
supplementation and walking for approximately 30 minutes a day, three times a
week, significantly reduced pain and improved physical function in
osteoarthritis patients.

Another selection by the Editors is a study by Schurgers et al which highlights the discrepancy
between the in vitro and in vivo effects of mesenchymal stem cells.  The team of researchers from Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, demonstrated that murine bone marrow-derived
mesenchymal stem cells dose-dependently suppress T cell proliferation in vitro,
but are unable to influence the disease course in a mouse model of
collagen-induced arthritis.

Also making the Editors’ choice is a comprehensive review article exa

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