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arthritis research at Duke UniversityNo, the Duke University graduate students and medical students have not taken up knitting sweaters and socks to pass the hours away. The loom in the photo weaves a material that could put an end to some of the artificial joint replacements in the future.

This biomaterial being developed at Duke University can be formed into shapes that duplicate the surface of a joint. This shaped material then acts as a scaffold to grow cartilage and bone. This can then be used to replace the damaged surface of the joint, without having to replace the entire joint.

This may sound like science fiction, but these Duke University researches, with the help of the Arthritis Foundation, are turning science fiction into science fact.

I look forward to following how this arthritis research advances. This is also one of the many reasons I am excited to be supporting the Arthritis Foundation. You can too.

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



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9 Responses so far.

  1. Good luck to the Duke University students. I hope they’ll have success with the biomaterial. The “machine” will definitely help patients suffering arthritis.

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  2. SpencerNo Gravatar says:

    I hope that this type of invention will help sufferers decrease their dependence to pain medications. Kudos to the graduate and medical students.


  3. [...] of their affliction. Following these guidelines will offer relief from the disease and its effects.There are many arthritis suffers who desire techniques to help prevent and combat flare-ups. Althoug…the time. No matter how much you eat, your posture is what causes further pain. Keep your back [...]

  4. cielleNo Gravatar says:

    Good development. Hoping for the successful research. Many will benefited from this.
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  5. CatherineNo Gravatar says:

    I like this kind of invention..Sounds great thanks for sharing..

  6. NancyNo Gravatar says:

    I think this kind of invention is really great..Thank you for sharing this to us..

  7. It’s mostly wishful thinking. Anything that has to pass thru your digestive system is going to be mostly destroyed before it reaches the tissue in your joints. It would make more sense to inject the chemicals directly into the joint; like a cortisol shot.

  8. This is great! I hope nothing but success for this research project of yours.

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