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Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today front cover

Autumn 2008

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Paget's patient Frederick Hazell with Dr Anne Langston and Professor Stuart Ralston who are leading Arthritis Research UK's research project in Edinburgh

Paget's disease - all in the family

A new Arthritis Research UK study aims to treat people with Paget’s disease of bone before they even develop any symptoms in order to stop the disease happening, or at least to slow down its development. Jane Tadman reports.

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Weighing up the evidence: should the lay public play a part in the decision making process?

People power

How do charities like the Arthritis Research UK decide what to fund, and what part – if any - does the so-called man in the street play in the decision-making process? Jane Tadman reports on a new initiative to involve non-scientific members of the public in the awarding of research grants.

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Sun shining through the clouds

Osteoporosis and the sunshine supplement

As Arthritis Research UK’s new trial looking at the relationship between vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women and their babies’ bone density gets under way, Jane Tadman looks at the role of the so-called sunshine supplement.

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Woman in pain

Chronic widespread pain

As Arthritis Research UK’s exciting new trial into reducing the symptoms of chronic widespread pain gets under way, Jane Tadman looks at this complex, increasingly common condition.

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Tonia Vincent, Jonathan Dean and Andrew Clark

Focus on the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology - research questions answered

Modifying glucocorticoids and other drugs to reduce side effects in inflammatory arthritis patients and researching new ways of finding out who is most likely to develop osteoarthritis after an injury are just some of the research questions being addressed at Arthritis Research UK’s West London institute. In the second of three reports, Gillian Riley investigates.

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Lady holder her painful hand

Back to basics

Arthritis Research UK is currently investing almost £2m on promising research into osteoarthritis and soft tissue disorders at the Biomedical Research Centre, University of East Anglia.

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