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See the latest arthritis news from the Versus Arthritis Centre for Epidemiology and others at the University.

20
June
2019

An Oldham based doctor, James Bluett, has developed a new blood test which could help local rheumatoid arthritis patients to better manage their illness by keeping to their...

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17
June
2019

A class of drugs which have been successfully treating patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis should be made available for moderate suffers too, University of Manchester scientists say.

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15
April
2019

Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without additional risks. The findings appear in Arthritis...

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10
January
2018

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered that most people with osteoarthritis can be subdivided into two distinct disease groups, with implications for diagnosis and drug development.

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12
October
2017

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society has announced findings from a study conducted in partnership with The University of Manchester that investigates the impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis...

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25
September
2017

The University of Manchester is part of a national consortium which has been awarded a £1.7 million grant to create the world’s largest Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease...

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18
April
2017

The University of Manchester is part of a new consortium which will develop new CT and MRI scan techniques and biomarkers to look at the accumulation of compounds in the body caused by drugs and the harm they may cause – potentially improving...

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17
April
2017

People living with Rheumatoid Arthritis have experienced significant improvements in their daily lives which is probably...

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27
March
2017

People taking a common rheumatoid arthritis medicine are not at increased risk of liver damage if they stick to 14 units of alcohol a week or fewer, a new study from The University of Manchester has found.

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8
February
2017

Manchester researchers have established a new social enterprise, Inspiral Biomedical Limited, to support the development of new tests and treatments for musculoskeletal conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.

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11
January
2017

A biologic drug which treats rheumatoid arthritis has been shown by new research to reduce the risk of heart attacks in arthritis sufferers by up to 40 per cent.

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28
November
2016

A group of young designers from Manchester are launching a new exhibition on Monday, 5 December, showcasing innovative designs at Manchester Art Gallery to help raise awareness of musculoskeletal disorders.

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8
September
2016

Preliminary findings from a mass participation study have indicated a link between weather conditions – specifically rain and lack of sunshine – and chronic pain.

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29
July
2016

An exciting new project called #DesignforMSK has been launched by the NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (BRU), inviting young...

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10
June
2016

The University of Manchester team behind a ground-breaking study recording how thousands of people with chronic pain react to the weather is seeking help from the public to come up with explanations for the results.

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8
June
2016

Manchester researchers and Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) have published research exhibiting the valued role pharmacists can play in supporting young people with juvenile arthritis to self-manage...

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4
May
2016

Glucocorticoid (or steroid) therapy, prescribed to around half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is a known risk factor for developing diabetes. A study from The University of Manchester has found how the risk of diabetes increases in relation...

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3
May
2016

Research from The University of Manchester has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection risk.

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29
April
2016

In a new University of Manchester study, people with psoriatic arthritis have told researchers about the condition’s deeply damaging mental effects and how healthcare services failed to prepare them for its reality.

In the study, published...

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31
March
2016

University of Manchester-led research has found new evidence to suggest that, not only is smoking associated with earlier deaths in those with rheumatoid arthritis, but also those who stop smoking dramatically reduce their risk of earlier death, as...

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26
January
2016

It’s a mystery that’s perplexed people for over 2,000 years, but now University of Manchester scientists are on the verge of working out if the weather affects pain in people with arthritis and other conditions, all thanks to the British...

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11
January
2016

A new collection of artworks on display in Salford (21-24 January) has been inspired by x-rays taken from...

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15
December
2015

A University of Manchester biologist has for the first time established that the painful and debilitating symptoms endured by osteoarthritis sufferers are intrinsically linked to the human body clock.

The study, led by Dr Qing-Jun Meng, who...

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30
November
2015

 

 

New research from The University of Manchester and the Babraham Institute...

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23
October
2015

Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that the numbers...

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14
May
2015

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about an immune cell which is already being used in immunotherapy to treat diseases such as type I diabetes.

Dr Mark Travis and his team at the Manchester Collaborative...

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29
April
2015

Arthritis Research UK-funded scientists at The University of Manchester have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

 

New cohort...

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5
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, in the largest...

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13
November
2014

Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones – saving thousands of hours of manual work.

Amidst a national shortage...

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23
October
2014

The University of Manchester has been awarded £24 million to tackle dementia, improve clinical sample testing and improve our understanding of basic cell biology, Chancellor George Osborne announced today.

The funding...

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