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What you need to know about rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that affects the joints throughout your body. It often starts in the hands and feet

RA is an autoimmune disease, it happens when your immune system attacks your own cells. While we don’t know why it happens, it may be linked to your genes, hormones or something you have been exposed to.

Symptoms include stiffness, pain and swelling. You may notice your fingers and toes shifting into abnormal positions, which makes simple tasks and walking difficult and uncomfortable.

Oxford Biodynamics PLC (LON:OBD) was spun out from Oxford University in June 2007 with the aim of translating fundamental scientific advances into a commercialised platform technology and a new generation of biomarkers for cancer and other diseases. OBD’s RA programme is focused on a development of several disease-specific stratifications.

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