Many families are experiencing a lot of difficulties this year around their children’s JA. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. Many of our JA friends have had changes in treatments, financial burdens, and multiple medical tests that are quite traumatic for young children. So, we continue to be thankful and hopeful that some day there will be a cure. We choose to live life fully and we love each other and laugh together.
This week there was a new publication that might shed some light on how JA is triggered. Read below:
Science Daily (Jan. 17, 2011) — “Scientists have identified a protein that acts as a "master switch" in certain white blood cells, determining whether they promote or inhibit inflammation. The study, published in the journal Nature Immunology, could help researchers look for new treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis that involve excessive inflammation.”