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Test tubes

New blood test for fibromyalgia moves a step closer

New research by our scientists could lead to a blood test to diagnose the common pain condition fibromyalgia.

Dr Cornelia de Moor

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

A drug from a parasitic mushroom that lives on caterpillars could become an effective new painkiller for people with osteoarthritis within six years.

Professor Sue Kimber

UK scientists move closer to creating cartilage from stem cells

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

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