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The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.

New Botnar Research Institute Director starts today

Botnar Main

Professor Jonathan Rees begins his new role as Director of the Botnar Research Institute today, taking over from Professor Andrew Carr.

Patient and public involvement in Rheumatology research – embracing the wave of change

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On launching the new OPEN ARMS PPI group in Oxford, Dr. Laura Coates explored the patient and public involvement (PPI) models of three academic centres in the UK to show how it benefits researchers, clinicians, and patients alike.

Neutrophil molecular wiring revealed: transcriptional blueprint of short-lived cells

Inflammation biology Kennedy Main

Researchers publish the first blueprint of transcriptional factors that control neutrophil-driven inflammation in Nature Immunology.

NDORMS joins research partnership to understand links between overlapping long-term conditions

Botnar Funding Main

The links between different long-term health conditions will be explored in new research funded with a £2.5million grant from the Medical Research Council.

NDORMS researchers awarded grant for study on the effects of COVID-19 vaccines on long COVID

Coronavirus COVID-19 Funding Research

A team of NDORMS researchers including Doctor Annika Jödicke and Doctor Victoria Strauss have been awarded NIHR funding to carry out a study into the effects of different COVID-19 vaccines on long COVID.

New therapeutic targets identified in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Arthritis Botnar Main

Researchers identify two inflammatory-driving proteins, osteopontin and CCL2, highly expressed in psoriatic arthritis joints.

Researchers show the role of cilia in cartilage health

Arthritis Kennedy Main

New research shows that disrupting primary cilia in juvenile, adolescent and early adulthood in cartilage stops it maturing correctly, making it more prone to thinning and the potential for osteoarthritis (OA) in later life.

Treatment choice for rotator cuff disorders could create efficiency and savings for the NHS

Rehabilitation and self-management Shoulder

A trial that evaluated the clinical and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments for rotator cuff disorders suggests cost savings can be made while maintaining positive patient outcomes.

New research could improve quality of life for Psoriatic Arthritis patients

Arthritis Botnar Coronavirus COVID-19 Funding Main

Professors Laura Coates and Dani Prieto-Alhambra will take major roles in a new European Commission project to develop innovative personalised treatment options for people affected by psoriatic arthritis.

Exploring the link between joint injury and osteoarthritis

Kennedy Main Research

A new study published in The Lancet Rheumatology shows potential ways to predict how likely someone is to develop osteoarthritis after a knee injury.

Doctor Ghada Alsaleh awarded a Versus Arthritis Career Development Fellowship

Awards Kennedy Main

Postdoctoral Researcher Ghada Alsaleh has been awarded a research grant by Versus Arthritis which she will use to develop a new therapy for osteoarthritis.

Study finds marked differences in the use of ankle replacements across six countries

Arthritis Botnar Main

A new study published in Foot and Ankle International reviews the use of ankle replacements across 6 countries to predict why there is a variance in their use, and to determine how far current demands are being met.

NDORMS wins government funding to develop AI for bone health

Botnar Main Orthopaedics and trauma

A state-of-the-art method that uses artificial intelligence to check bone health and reduce fracture risk has been successful in the latest round of the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award.

COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring should account for age, gender, and database differences

Coronavirus COVID-19 Main Statistics and epidemiology

The largest, most extensive global network study on background rates for adverse events of special interest identifies important age, sex and database differences that should inform future safety surveillance efforts.

Professor Keith Willett recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Awards Main

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at NDORMS, Keith Willett becomes a Knight Bachelor for services to the NHS.

Professor Dani Prieto-Alhambra elected to ISPE Board of Directors

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Dani Prieto-Alhambra, Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology at NDORMS, has been elected as the Academic representative for Europe and Africa on the International Society of Pharmaco-Epidemiology Board of Directors.

New research from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology identifies a role for CD200 in limiting atherosclerosis

Kennedy Main

A new study published in Circulation Research shows that CD200, an inhibitory immune checkpoint, reduces the development of atherosclerosis.

EPSRC funds research to avert an antibiotics apocalypse

Kennedy Main

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute join a collaboration to find new ‘drug-free’ ways of treating illnesses where current treatments have become ineffective due to antibiotic resistance.

Research finds that surgery for Dupuytren’s disease is effective, but repeat operations come with higher risks

Hand Main Research

Research by NDORMS Dominic Furniss, Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, finds that surgery for the common hand disorder Dupuytren’s disease is safe and effective. However, repeat surgery could carry higher risks of complications such as finger amputation.

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