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Latest in Rheumatology

A new study in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases examines the association between ultraviolet-B (UV-B) light exposure and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk among women. Researchers found "higher cumulative average UV-B exposure was associated with decreased RA risk; those in the highest versus lowest category...

Advances in Pediatric Neurology

Is Autism an Inflammatory Disease?

Michael Chez, MD, Director of Pediatric Neurology at Sutter Health, evaluates the role that the immune system and inflammation play in autism. Dr. Chez evaluates evidence from different studies, including elevated cytokine levels and mutations in the MET kinase beta gene. Read more about Michael Chez,...
A new study in Nature Biotechnology assesses the association between comprehensive genome-wide analyses of epigenetic modifications and genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers "identified two clusters within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region whose differential methylation...