Arthritis en Pittsburgh Researchers Link Premature Aging Cells With Childhood Arthritis <p>Pittsburgh researchers have found the joints of children with chronic inflammatory arthritis contain immune cells similar to those of 90-year-olds.</p><p>A new study suggests premature aging of immune cells are linked to children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).</p><p>The study, led by University of Pittsburgh professor of pediatrics and immunology Abbe de Vallejo, sampled immune cells called T-cells from 98 children with JIA.</p><p>The team found one-third of the T-cells in children had shortened “telomeres” that had reduced or lost the capacity to multiply.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:10:19 +0000 Michael Lynch 14139 at