While pundits and friends alike may view 2016 with pessimism, science did not weep at celebrity deaths or become embittered by politics. As this year glides off into the night, it’s time to look back on some of the many medical discoveries that enlightened, informed, and fascinated over the last 12 months.
The focus today is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), from promising new treatments to alarming new trends and downright bizarre observations. Electric shocks, hot tea, and cryogenic freeze are just a few of the topics that came up in the search to better understand and treat painful joint inflammation. Keep in tune with ongoing asthma drug approvals and study findings in the rheumatoid arthritis condition center
, check out features and interviews from November’s American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
in Washington, DC, and read on for the full collection.