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Osteoarthritis: New Trial Drug has Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Effect

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A new drug that researchers are currently trialing to treat osteoarthritis can dampen the harmful effects of an overactive immune system while protecting its beneficial functions. The drug could, therefore, potentially treat rheumatoid arthritis, as well as other conditions resulting from inflammation.

The network of cells and signaling molecules that make up the body’s immune system are critical to our survival. In the time of COVID-19, this has perhaps never been clearer.

Yet the human immune system must maintain a delicate balance. If this balance tips over into overactivity, the immune system can be extremely ...