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Autumn 2013

Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today Autumn edition

Autumn 2013

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June Bennett

Giving generously via the Copeman Society Giving Group

The Copeman Society Giving Group is a new way for people to support Arthritis Research UK, and its members are among a growing group of individuals who choose to support us with a minimum annual gift of £250. New member June Bennett, aged 88, from London, who joined in May this year, explains why this new way of giving appeals to her.

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Dr Richard Jones

Keeping knees up the research agenda

Jane Tadman reports on the latest clinical trials looking at new ways of treating osteoarthritis of the knee. As our £1.8m research project looking at the effects of altering gait and posture produces some practical results, an exciting new trial looking at the effectiveness of methotrexate in treating this common condition is about to start recruiting.

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Dr Liz Lightstone with patient Kajal Patel-Shah

Lupus - better treatment in the pipeline?

Steroids to treat kidney disease in lupus: are they a necessary evil or drugs to be avoided at all costs? Dr Liz Lightstone’s new clinical trial aims to find an alternative. Jane Tadman reports.

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Professor Tonia Vincent supervising junior colleague

Our new centre is searching for solutions

Osteoarthritis affects eight million people in the UK, and treatments are limited to reducing painful symptoms. The new Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis at the University of Oxford hopes to provide some solutions. Jane Tadman reports.

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