Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

From basic science to clinical trials, we cover every aspect of research into inflammation, the role it plays in ageing and the response to trauma.

  • Acute Care Research

    Providing evidence based management of acute illness across the life-course and specialties

  • Ageing and Frailty

    Understanding the mechanisms that underlie the loss of immune function or musculoskeletal health with age and use this knowledge to develop interventions.

  • Neuroscience, Trauma and Ophthalmology

    Development of novel strategies, tools, diagnostics and technologies focussed on inflammation, scarring, regeneration and repair.

  • Rheumatology

    Research focussed on inflammatory rheumatic diseases; in particular the pathobiology, comorbidity and patient reported outcomes.

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Posted 10 July 2019

Light touch to improve rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis

A new way of detecting rheumatoid arthritis using infrared light could offer an objective way of diagnosing the disease and monitoring treatment effectiveness, a University of Birmingham study shows.

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