Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university in Greater St. Louis with its main campus mostly in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri, and Clayton, Missouri.
Engineered Cartilage Releases Anti-inflammatory Drug to Take Care of Joint Stress🦵🏽💊🧫

Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease for which there are no available drugs to modify it. The disease may ultimately result in the patient requiring a total joint replacement, when the diseased and degraded cartilage and surrounding joint tissues cause so much pain and loss of function that the condition becomes incapacitating. Like the touch sensor on a smartphone, cartilage cells sense when stress is being applied, and the inflammation associated with the excessive stress of arthritis causes cartilage to break down.


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