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Our press office is happy to assist with media enquiries about our research into arthritis, and can provide information, case studies and experts on request for national and regional media.

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Prime Minister joins fight against arthritis

23 April 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron has joined the fight against arthritis by becoming an Arthritis Champion. He joins Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, leaders of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats, in their support of our Prevent, Transform, Cure manifesto.

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

20 April 2015

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.

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Kayley’s walk to beat pain

27 March 2015

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.

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New study aims to reduce arthritis risk in rugby players

18 March 2015

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.

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One in four local authorities 'missing the health needs of people with arthritis'

11 March 2015

One in four local authorities in England are failing their local communities by missing the needs of people with musculoskeletal conditions, according to our new report, A Fair Assessment.

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UK scientists move closer to creating cartilage from stem cells

02 March 2015

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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The Duchess of Cornwall meets teenagers with arthritis

12 February 2015

Our patron Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, has visited teenagers with arthritis at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology and the Adolescent Inpatient Unit in London.

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Psychological factors play a part in acupuncture in back pain

12 February 2015

People with back pain who have low expectations of acupuncture before they start treatment will gain less benefit than people who believe it will work, according to new Arthritis Research UK-funded research.

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Researchers find new gene that confirms existence of psoriatic arthritis

05 February 2015

Researchers led by the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University of Manchester have identified genetic variants that are associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) but not with psoriasis.

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Sugar solution could reduce osteoarthritis surgery risk

27 January 2015

Arthritis Research UK-funded scientists have come up with a new ‘solution’ that could reduce the risk of osteoarthritis developing in tens of thousands of people who undergo orthopaedic surgery every year – sugar.

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