Defining how Microbes Drive Abnormal T Cell Responses in Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Clinical Science R&D
July 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating disease that causes inflammation and deforming joint destruction. RA afflicts 1.5 million people in the United States and is becoming increasingly more prevalent in the veteran community as this population ages. It is also one of the most expensive illnesses to treat, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in increased health care spending by the Veteran Administration (VA). T cell dysfunction plays a...