A University of Birmingham academic has led the authorship of the UK's first guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
The Rheumatology Research Group (RRG) has been awarded an additional £40,000 from Arthritis Research UK to extend its Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre, part of a network of UK units funded by the charity to support cutting edge research.
Rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in a major study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injury.
The MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, which was recently renewed with £2.3 million funding over the next five years, has begun phase two of its research programme.
A professor at the University of Birmingham has been appointed to a key role focusing on developing research to improve treatment and outcomes for patients with arthritis.