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Research and new developments

Alongside the University of Nottingham and local NHS Trusts, Arthritis Research UK is proud to support the world's first national centre for research into understanding the mechanisms of pain in arthritis.

The Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre aims to:

  • investigate how people experience pain to understand the biological basis of pain in arthritis
  • develop new drugs to treat pain more effectively
  • improve the effectiveness of pain-relief drugs
  • investigate basic pathways of pain perception to identify new targets for developing treatments.

Experts in rheumatology, neuro-imaging, psychology, neuropharmacology, neurosciences and orthopaedic surgery will all play major roles in realising the ambitions of the centre, funded over five years by £2.5m from Arthritis Research UK and a further £3m from the University of Nottingham.

For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org.
Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.