Daily Mail UK press article describes my research about mechanisms underlying why patients with arthritis experience heightened disease symptoms in the early morning

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Release date: 13/8/2016


The newspaper article describes the results from my first autho paper 'The circadian clock regulates inflammatory arthritis'.

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Title New arthritis jab offers hope for patients: Injection that could help two thirds of those who failed to respond to NHS treatments
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Daily Mail UK
Media typePrint
CountryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionAches and pains seem worse in the morning as the body works to suppress inflammation as we sleep, scientists say.

Researchers found a type of protein called cryptochrome represses inflammatory pathways during night-time sleep – delaying symptoms.

The research, in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology journal, could help develop drugs to treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

Scientists made the discovery by altering cells from the joints of mice and humans.

Dr Julie Gibbs, of Manchester University, said: 'By understanding how the biological clock regulates inflammation, we can begin to develop new treatments, which might exploit this knowledge.'
Producer/AuthorGlen Keogh for The Daily Mail
PersonsLaura Hand