Environmental Triggers, the Epigenome, and Disease Progression in AS

Environmental Triggers, the Epigenome, and Disease Progression in AS

By Elin Aslanyan

A study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism's (EULAR) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting suggests that “DNA methylation - a mechanism that regulates gene expression - could influence the progression of structural damage to the joints and spine in ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Secukinumab - A new kind of ankylosing spondylitis medication on its way?

Secukinumab - A new kind of ankylosing spondylitis medication on its way?

By Elin Aslanyan

A Phase III study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism's (EULAR) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting has promising results for secukinumab, an IL-17A inhibitor, in treating ankylosing spondylitis.
I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

By Anonym

Decisions are being made about which medicine you have access to. It's not based on science. It's not based on evidence. It's not your doctor's decision. You do have a choice. Your choice is 'take it or leave it.'

SAA's Spondylitis Awareness Instagram/Twitter Contest

#SpondyAwareness2015

By Elin Aslanyan

April is Spondylitis Awareness Month, and World AS Day this year is on Saturday, May 2nd. To raise awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and its family of Spondyloarthritis conditions, we are launching #SpondyAwareness2015, a Social Media Awareness Campaign in the form of a contest!
The Measles Outbreak And The Risk To Those On TNF Inhibitors

The Measles Outbreak And The Risk To Those On TNF Inhibitors

By Anonym

We recently were asked about the measles outbreak and the risk to those on TNF inhibitors. We forwarded the question to Dr. Lianne Gensler, who serves on SAA's Medical & Scientific Advisory Board. Below is that Q & A. Our thanks to Dr. Gensler for her thorough and informative reply! We hope you find the information helpful.
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