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News from Arthritis Research UK

Caterpillar fungus could hold the key to relieving the pain of osteoarthritis

Dr Cornelia de Moor

A drug from a parasitic mushroom that lives on caterpillars could become an effective new painkiller for people with osteoarthritis within the next six years, according to Arthritis Research UK researchers.

Fundraiser Kayley and mum walking on road

Kayley’s walk to beat pain

Ten-year-old Kayley has just fought her way across tough Scottish terrain to raise £1,000 for Arthritis Research UK. Find out how you can support her.

A rugby player running with the ball

New study aims to reduce arthritis risk in rugby players

Our researchers at the University of Oxford are working with retired international rugby players to find out more about the long-term consequences of the sport on players’ health.

Professor Sue Kimber

UK scientists move closer to creating cartilage from stem cells

Arthritis Research UK scientists have succeeded in producing cartilage formed from embryonic stem cells that could in future be used to treat the painful joint condition osteoarthritis.

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