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Duke University arthritis research

There have been several new drugs developed that have the potential to significantly reduce joint pain and inflammation. But there is a flaw.

When injected at the joint, the body quickly clears it away. This results in reduced effectiveness and the need for frequent injections.

What if there was a way to make these injections time-released? Duke University, with the help of Arthritis foundation funding, is developing a way to do just that.

Researchers at Duke are developing a biologically-based gel that can:

  • Be injected at the joint as a liquid
  • Form into a gel at the targeted location
  • Provide long-term delivery of the medication
  • Exit the body in a safe manner

I recently toured the research facility at Duke University and discussed the on-going arthritis-related work with several of the researchers. I was able to see a demonstration of the gel I discuss in this post.

If you know someone who is seriously affected by osteoarthritis, you understand how life changing this research can be. This is one of the many reasons I support the Arthritis Foundation.

Please support my efforts to help the Arthritis Foundation fight arthritis. Go to my Richmond Arthritis Walk fundraising page at and make a contribution.



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4 Responses so far.

  1. AlvinaNo Gravatar says:

    I hope that this research is going to be success. And I will definitely support your efforts to help the Arthritis Foundation fight arthritis. God bless you…

  2. LisaNo Gravatar says:

    I am very happy with the development and research on drugs. Given this new research will allow the patient’s recovery would be optimal. I hope there will continue to study drug like this that will help treat many patients who are ill.

  3. SamNo Gravatar says:

    It is great to hear about new developments in the healthcare industry. Such products would help in relieving the patients from painful conditions like arthritis.
    Sam who writes about incontinence aids

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