Autumn 2011

Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today Autumn 2011

Autumn 2011

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Professor Chris Buckley

Focus on Birmingham

Our researchers in the Rheumatology Research Group in Birmingham are leading the way in the fight against early rheumatoid arthritis by catching and treating it quickly. Jane Tadman reports on their progress.

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Dr Lisa Croucher

Time for a breakthrough

Osteoarthritis research lags behind that into inflammatory forms of arthritis. Research manager Dr Lisa Croucher wonders why, and looks at how our basic laboratory science is shedding light on this complex condition.

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Hand with walking stick

An all too common story of chronic pain

People with chronic pain can have very different experiences, but they often have some things in common.

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Dr Chrissy Hammond

Fishy tales

Zebrafish could hold the key to unlocking the genetic basis of osteoarthritis, while omega-3 oil fish oil has been shown to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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Rubbing hands

A new era for osteoarthritis treatment

Arthritis Research UK launches its fourth national centre of excellence this month. The team behind the new tissue engineering centre predict that within five years, using keyhole surgery they will be able to treat people with osteoarthritis with adult stem cells to regenerate damaged joints, delaying the need for joint replacement.

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