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Doctors with arthritis take on the London Marathon

28 April 2015

Doctors Johan Byran and Harriet Edwards joined our team of 60 runners to conquer the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April to raise money for Arthritis Research UK.

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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 six years.

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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

Our scientists have produced cartilage formed from embryonic stem cells that could in future be used to treat osteoarthritis.

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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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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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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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