New treatment with Ultrasound to suppress RA completing Phase 1 clinical trials in 2021.

Arthuritis
Arthuritis Member Posts: 279

Mechanism of novel approach as a non invasive method stimulate the spleen to down regulate inflammation signalling.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08721-0

The trial participants used a handheld device to stimulate their spleen into suppressing the inflammatory activity without using drugs.

It works in mice, I hope it will work in people too.

It would be great to be able to curb the nightly inflammation we often suffer painfully next morning. Also sounds more affordable than major surgery for an implant.

Hope it works.

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,642

    Where's this from Arthuritis?

    Would be great if it fixed all inflammatory conditions Crohns Psoriasis etc too. We can but hope.....

  • Arthuritis
    Arthuritis Member Posts: 279

    Reported in Nature. Sponsor: United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) Program (DARPA BTO HR0011-16C-0014)

    Like the discovery hydroxychloroquine made soldiers RA better and they asked to continue with it even away from malaria regions, so USDoD sponsoring, I guess.

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