I thought I’d post this article, as it sounds like promising research to me. Scientists claim to have found a protein that stops immune cells from going on a ‘rampage’ and destroying healthy joint & cartilage tissue. Apparently, it is a lack of this protein that may cause the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
When the scientist injected a form of this protein into an animal with RA presentation, its symptoms disappeared, so it looks like another type of treatment could be on the way in years to come.
Who knows, maybe one day they will finally find a universal treatment that helps every single case, rather than relying on the trial and error method of gaining control over the disease.
Edit: A similar article on the same subject can be found here.