The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
8 January 2021
Dr Laura Coates has been awarded £1.8M from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to explore the potential for precision medicine in the choice of biologics to reduce inflammation and pain in psoriatic arthritis.
25 November 2020
People with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) could soon benefit from a new drug treatment that not only suppresses inflammation but also significantly reduces patient reported pain scores. Otilimab is a monoclonal antibody, biologic drug, which targets and suppresses the inflammatory cytokine GM-CSF.
21 September 2020
A new study has revealed psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Sanger Institute identified high levels of a specific receptor in immune cells from psoriatic arthritis patients, giving the strongest evidence yet of a single cause for the disease.
9 September 2020
Men and women working in heavy manual occupations are twice as likely to suffer from knee osteoarthritis (OA), the most common joint disorder, compared to those in sedentary occupations according to a new study published in the prestigious journal Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.
23 July 2020
Stay-at-home parents, cleaners, and blue-collar workers found to be more likely to develop osteoarthritis
29 June 2020
The key to swift treatments to cure the pain of rheumatoid arthritis has been found in the joints of people with the condition who are in long- term remission.
9 March 2020
Molecular changes in the joint fluid during surgical joint distraction reveal markers that may drive cartilage repair in osteoarthritis.
20 January 2020
A new study published in Nature Communications identifies a key driver of joint and intestinal inflammation that could lead to future treatment of the chronic inflammatory disease.
29 May 2019
Pioneering research by scientists at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham published today in Nature brings us a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases.
28 May 2019
New research at the Kennedy Institute reveals potential of a novel class of drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
7 May 2019
Dr Fiona Watt has been awarded a prestigious UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship to further her research for better treatments for people living with, or at risk of the commonest form of arthritis, osteoarthritis.
1 April 2019
Dr Liye Chen has been awarded a Versus Arthritis five-year career development fellowship to identify and validate new T cell therapeutic targets in ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
27 March 2019
A recent workshop at Pembroke College, Oxford, provided a showcase for research within the Arthritis Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP) aimed at speeding up the delivery of new drugs for immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMIDs).
New drug class could offer a targeted safer treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
15 February 2019
A new treatment targeting tenascin-C could reduce the progression and severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the very early stages of disease.