Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid arthritis is the UK’s second most common arthritis. It causes joint pain and inflammation. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Controlling inflammatory cells in rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about our research into how IRF5, a molecule that causes inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, is controlled and identifying how it might be blocked.
Rheumatoid arthritis - How does oral inflammation promote rheumatoid arthritis?
Learn about our research into whether inflammatory cells in periodontitis leads to disruption of the immune system - contributing to arthritis symptoms.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Developing predictive and preventative approaches to rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about our research into predicting and preventing rheumatoid arthritis - from the views of patients, relatives, carers, and healthcare professionals.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Do gut bacteria influence immunity and rheumatoid arthritis?
Learn about our research into gut bacteria - its influence on developing RA and how differences can be correlated with features of the patients' immune cells.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Investigating DNA changes to uncover rheumatoid arthritis risk
Learn about our research which aims to identify how genetic changes might increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis - leading to better treatments.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Reducing variation in care for people with rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about our research which aims to understand why there is a variation in care quality and treatment success between different rheumatology departments.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Understanding the role of white blood cells in rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about our research which aims to further understand the role that a type of white blood cell, called neutrophils, play in joint damage and inflammation.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Using genetics to find novel drug targets for rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about our research which aims to understand how DNA changes affect genes and cause rheumatoid arthritis, using new methods where previous studies failed.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Exploring three DNA areas associated with risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about our research into the genes controlled by the three RA associated regions, the mechanism to control them and where the changes are important.
Rheumatoid arthritis - A new way to switch off unwanted inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis
Read more about our research into neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) and a new way of switching off unwanted inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis - How do Omega-3 fats help to control inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis?
Learn about our research into how a lack of omega 3 can lead to the inability to switch off inflammation and if changing diet can stop persistent inflammation.
Switching off the pain in rheumatoid arthritis
PhD student, Michele Fresneda Alarcon and team are researching how to switch off chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis by reprogramming cells in the body.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Why do certain rheumatoid arthritis patients display different forms of joint disease?
Learn about our research into how the diversity and severity of joint inflammation in different patients is controlled, which could lead to improving treatment.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Developing a new method to image blood vessel formation in rheumatoid arthritis
Learn more about our research into comparing ultrasound to a new, quicker imaging technique for assessing inflammation and predicting future joint damage.