Arthritis Research UK press releases

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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Arthritis Research UK trustee and director honoured at awards ceremony

08 March 2013

Arthritis Research UK trustee Richard Raworth and director of HR and Organisational Development Nicola Peachey, were honoured for their service to the charity, at the national, annual Charity Staff & Volunteers Awards 2013.

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Glasgow academics awarded grant to research new treatments for osteoarthritis

07 March 2013

A team of academics from the University of Glasgow have been awarded a £1.2million programme grant from Arthritis Research UK to bring together for the first time experts in bone, matrix, molecular and systems biology in a concerted effort to better understand osteoarthritis.

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RCGP and Arthritis Research UK launch new e-learning module on Musculoskeletal Care

07 March 2013

Musculoskeletal Care (MSK) is the focus of a new e-learning course launched this week by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in collaboration with Arthritis Research UK.

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Hypermobility a risk factor for musculoskeletal pain in teenagers

28 February 2013

Young people with joint hypermobility, or double-jointedness, are at increased risk of developing musculoskeletal pain in their teenage years, according to new research funded by Arthritis Research UK.

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New best practice tariff announced for rheumatoid arthritis

28 February 2013

Arthritis Research UK and the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) have welcomed the introduction of a best practice tariff for early inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.

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Paralympian golden girl announced as a charity ambassador

27 February 2013

Arthritis Research UK is delighted to announce Paralympic gold medallist Pamela Relph MBE as a new ambassador. Pamela, 23, competed in the London 2012 Paralympics gold medal adaptive rowing team and was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis when she was seven years old.

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New research to improve the care of people with rheumatoid arthritis

26 February 2013

A team of researchers are hoping to improve the services occupational therapists provide to people with long term conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. With the help of a £80,000 grant from Arthritis Research UK, researchers at the at the University of Salford aim to develop two standardised assessments for occupational therapists to use when reviewing the needs of people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Researchers to further pinpoint the genetic causes of osteoarthritis

25 February 2013

Scientists in Newcastle are to carry out further research into the genetic origins of osteoarthritis, following their major breakthrough last year. John Loughlin, professor of musculoskeletal research and research fellow Dr Louise Reynard from Newcastle University have been awarded four new grants with a combined value of more than £730,000 from medical research charity Arthritis Research UK.

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Researcher to create a "pain garden" website to help people with chronic pain

21 February 2013

An Arthritis Research UK-funded researcher is creating a new website that will help people with chronic musculoskeletal pain understand their pain better. Professor Denis Martin from Teesside University in Middlesbrough aims to develop a “pain garden” website using the concept of gardening to illustrate more complex concepts about pain.

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First-in-human trial of a new drug for arthritis

08 February 2013

Arthritis Research UK researchers at King’s College have launched a first-in-human clinical trial of a low-cost therapy that uses the patient’s own immune system to fight rheumatoid arthritis.

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