a woman with rheumatoid arthritis in her hands
Researchers have developed a hydrogel that they believe could help to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
A simple yet effective new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may be in sight; researchers have now created a hydrogel that could absorb the excess joint fluid that arises with disease, as well as deliver medications to affected joints.

Created by researchers from the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in the Republic of Korea, the gel works by responding to nitric oxide, which is a gas that has been linked to the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

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