Musculoskeletal research findings

Explore the results from musculoskeletal research studies at The University of Manchester.


Keep up to date with recent findings and important advances in our research for musculoskeletal conditions.

Musculoskeletal conditions affect up to 9 million people in the UK.

In the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, we are dedicated to understanding the causes of these diseases and are researching ways to improve the lives of people living with these conditions.

Find out about the major disease areas we study and the results of our research, below.

Capture Hi-C and novel candidate genes

Capture Hi-C and novel candidate genes

What was already known? Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, have a strong genetic element. Differences in people's DNA, which makes up the genetics of each cell, can put them at an increased risk of developing these diseases....