The Life Sciences Report: Would you briefly touch on your themes?
Rahul Jasuja: Let’s start with gout. Gout is a forgotten disease, but over the last couple of decades, owing to the Western diet and lifestyle, it has come back with a vengeance. It is also different than the old gout, which was known as a disease of kings, queens and the wealthy—the privileged who could afford to consume heavier diets rich in protein and alcohol. The culprit in gout is serum uric acid. When uric acid levels in blood are elevated, uric acid crystals form and trigger an inflammatory cascade that causes painful … [visit site to read more]