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Complex molecular machine in cells filters status updates

In collaboration with researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Biochemists at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics have uncovered the inner workings of a complex molecular machine in cells. The MHC-1 complex pre-selects and transmits information to the immune system in order to fight viruses, bacteria, parasites, and cancers.

Calcific Tendinopathy Treatment with the Use of Needles

A new study featured in the journal Radiology revealed that the type treatment approach used to cure shoulder calcifications should be based on the type of calcification and the outcomes could assist interventional radiologists to decide whether to use one or two needles for an ultrasound-guided treatment for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy.

Opioid and Antidepressant Use: Risk of Osteoporotic Fractures for RA Patients Increased

Researchers from University of Nebraska Medical Center and the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases researched to show the associations of various medications used by RA patients with osteoporotic (OP) fracture risk. Antidepressants like opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were associated with increased risk of osteoporotic fractures for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The research outcomes were published in the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.