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

Celebrating Clinical Trials Day at NDORMS

Trials

To mark Clinical Trials Day we take a look at some of the recent developments at NDORMS and celebrate the teams that make this important area of our research programme possible.

Matthew Costa elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Awards Main

Matthew Costa, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at NDORMS, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

COVID-19’s high blood clot risk

Coronavirus COVID-19 Main Statistics and epidemiology

A recent study of patient health records found that around 1 in 100 people with COVID-19 had a venal or arterial thrombosis, with rates higher still among males, and particularly for those hospitalised.

REF 2021 results for medical research in Oxford

Main Research

Today the UK Funding Bodies have published the outcomes of the recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Nurses' Day 2022

General Main

Today marks Nurses' Day 2022. This year's theme is #BestofNursing, so we chatted to some of our amazing Research Nurses about what the Best of Nursing means to them.

Rethinking pain management after injury

Main Trauma

NDORMS researchers are to study whether a pain management treatment using cognitive behavioural therapy will improve recovery for people who have had a major leg injury.

Breakthrough in treatment for Dupuytren’s disease

Hand Kennedy Main Trials

Injection of the anti-TNF drug adalimumab into Dupuytren’s disease nodules is effective in reducing nodule hardness and nodule size.

Associate Professor Afsie Sabokbar re-elected to the Medical Sciences Skills Training Team

Awards General Main

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Afsie Sabokbar, has been re-elected to the Medical Sciences Skills Training Team for the third time as Director of the Skills Training and Researcher Development. We chatted to her to find out more about what the team do, and what Afsie’s role is.

Microbiome research at the Kennedy receives £2.8 million funding

Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main

The Kennedy Institute has been announced as one of 7 new research clusters by the MRC National Mouse Genetics Network

Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for Professor Arnon

Awards Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main

Congratulations to Professor Arnon on her successful Wellcome Trust Investigator Award entitled: “Spatiotemporal basis of adaptive immunity in the spleen.”

NDORMS and GRAPPA launch new resource to help people suffering from psoriatic arthritis

Arthritis Main

NDORMS and GRAPPA (the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) have launched Informatree, a new web resource to help people living with Psoriatic Arthritis.

Liposomal bupivacaine found to be no more effective than current treatments for post-operative knee pain

Knee Main Research

A new study published in JAMA, has found that a drug recently licensed in the UK has no effect on post-operative knee replacement recovery or pain, compared to the current treatment when administered at site of surgery.

New research suggests targeting blood vessels could be key to controlling fibrotic disease

Kennedy Main Research

By studying blood vessels at single cell resolution, Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal and colleagues found that in Dupuytren’s disease, a fibrotic disorder of the hand, the vasculature is key to orchestrating the development of human fibrosis.

AI helps to detect bone fractures to 92% accuracy

Botnar Main Orthopaedics and trauma Research

Research from the Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences shows that Artificial intelligence (AI) is an effective tool for fracture detection that has potential to aid clinicians in busy emergency departments.

Defining the role of resident memory B cells in the fight against influenza

Kennedy Main Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology have used 3D and live-imaging to show how resident memory B cells boost antibodies to fight influenza.

A blood atlas of COVID-19 defines hallmarks of disease severity and specificity

Coronavirus COVID-19 Kennedy Main Research

The COVID-19 Multi-omic Blood Atlas (COMBAT) has identified blood hallmarks of COVID-19 involving particular immune cell populations and their development, components of innate and adaptive immunity, and connectivity with the inflammatory response.

No link found between COVID-19 vaccines and neurological events

Coronavirus COVID-19 Main

But researchers find an increased risk for unvaccinated people infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Professor David Beard named NIHR Senior Investigator

Awards Main

NDORMS Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science, David Beard, has been named National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator.

Ling Felce

General

In memorium

Oxford researchers awarded funding to study the immune response to malaria

Funding Kennedy Main

Professors Matthew Higgins and Michael Dustin from the University of Oxford, Prof Gavin Wright from the University of York, and Professors Shiroh Iwanaga and Hisashi Arase from Osaka University have secured a Wellcome Collaborative Award for their study “How do RIFINs and STEVORs modulate human immunity during malaria?”

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