Blood Test Can Help in Diagnosing Crippling Arthritis Early

Jan 22, 2013 13:44 IST

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US and Karolinska Institute in Sweden got a genetic get through into the main cause of arthritis. The scientists claimed that just a simple blood test could be used for predicting the person who could potentially be at a risk of this disease.

The scientists in the fourth week of January 2013 discovered that a few genes as well as the tags which regulate these genes can work together for promoting the development of this crippling disease, arthritis.
Segregating those tags which led to promotion of the disease, from those tags which were caused by this disease helped the team in finding certain DNA sequences which were crucial for progress of the disease. The scientists believed that discovery like this will be helpful in identifying people who might suffer from arthritis. Infact, this discovery could also be helpful in predicting other non-infectious conditions like heart diseases and Type 2 diabetes.

The scientists declared that with the help of simple blood test, it was possible to discover about the arthritis disease.

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