Researchers from Oxford University have developed a vaccine which could block arthritis pain in humans.
Around 10 per cent of the Western population suffers from osteoarthritis and less than 25 per cent of patients currently have adequate pain control for their condition. The long-term use of painkillers poses significant risks, which makes such a treatment critical for the longevity of Osteoarthritis sufferers.
Successfully tested in mice that had uneven distribution of weight across the hind legs, this is the first successful vaccination to target pain in osteoarthritis.
Read the full study at BMJ
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