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Professor eleanor stride recognised as one of the 100 most influential women in engineering

Professor Eleanor Stride Recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering

Awards Botnar Main

List produced by Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times highlights achievements of senior women in engineering

Max perutz science writing award for akira wiberg

Max Perutz Science Writing Award for Akira Wiberg

Awards Main

NDORMS PhD student Akira Wiberg won the main prize of this year's Max Perutz Science Writing Award. The MRC-funded student received the first prize of £1,500 for his article: "Getting on your nerves.", at the awards ceremony on 15 October.

Pre clinical study able to regrow bone in myeloma model

Pre-clinical study able to regrow bone in myeloma model

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New research by the Edwards group and collaborators shows that BMP inhibitors are able to reverse the main untreatable symptom of the disease.

Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation

Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation

Inflammation biology Main Research

Findings reported in The American Journal of Pathology suggest specialized proresolving mediators may become therapeutics that alleviate chronic tendon inflammation

Researchers identify genetic regions associated with left handedness and link them with brain architecture in language regions

Researchers identify genetic regions associated with left-handedness and link them with brain architecture in language regions

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A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture. The study linked these genetic differences with the connections between areas of the brain related to language.

Naturally occurring compound spermidine boosts vaccine responses in old mice

Naturally occurring compound spermidine boosts vaccine responses in old mice

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Researchers at the Kennedy Institute identify a molecular pathway to boost vaccine responses in the elderly.

Professor dan perry receives highly commended in the vc per awards

Professor Dan Perry Highly Commended in the VC PER Awards

Botnar Main Outreach Staff and students Trauma Trials

Professor Daniel Perry was recently Highly Commended in the Vice Chancellors Public Engagement with Research Awards for his work involving parents and children in the research process.

Kennedy researchers join uk inflammatory arthritis research centre

Kennedy researchers join UK inflammatory arthritis research centre

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Oxford is the newest partner of the national Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Versus Arthritis (RACE) which has been awarded continued funding of nearly £2m over the next five years from Versus Arthritis.

Ndorms work experience 2019

NDORMS Work Experience 2019 - in their own words

Botnar Kennedy Main Outreach

Find out more about what our work experience students thought about their experience at NDORMS by watching the video below.

Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care

Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care in England

Botnar Hip Main Orthopaedics and trauma Publication Trauma

A scheme that pays hospitals to deliver high quality care has been shown to improve the outcomes for patients with broken hips in England.

Patient raises money for research after hip surgery

Patient raises money for research after hip surgery

Botnar Main Orthopaedics and trauma

Patient Nick Birch climbed Ben Nevis and ran 5K, just a year after having his hip replaced, to raise funds for research and specifically for Professor Siôn Glyn-Jones, the leading consultant on the team.

Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the nhs ps30 million per year

Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the NHS £30 million per year

Botnar Knee Main Publication Research Trials

New research from a randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective.

Kennedy trust renews commitment to rheumatology research with 20m

Kennedy Trust renews commitment to rheumatology research with £20M

Funding Kennedy Main

The Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR) has pledged a minimum of £20M over five years to the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford to support pioneering research into chronic inflammatory disease.

Unravelling the cellular blueprint of tendons with chan zuckerberg initiative funding

Unravelling the cellular blueprint of tendons with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funding

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Researchers at NDORMS and their international partners have been awarded USD1.7 million by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to unveil the cellular makeup of our healthy tendons. This unprecedented multidisciplinary approach will create the first ever blueprints of healthy tendons from across multiple anatomical sites in the human body.

Cheltenham science festival

How do you explain your research to the public?

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... Spend a day at a science festival talking to children! Patricia Logullo talks about her experience at Cheltenham Science Festival.

Mounting evidence that bmi and smoking should not be used for rationing knee and hip replacement

Mounting evidence that BMI and smoking should not be used for rationing knee and hip replacement

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A new study by researchers at NDORMS, University of Oxford now published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage found that the average lifetime risk of needing further surgery following knee and hip replacement – revision surgery – was around 5% after knee replacement and 8% after hip replacement, with neither body mass index (BMI, combining an individual's height and weight) or smoking having any meaningful effect on these risks.

Key link discovered between tissue cell type and different forms of arthritis

Key link discovered between tissue cell type and different forms of arthritis

Arthritis Kennedy Main Publication Translational medicine

Pioneering research by scientists at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham published today in Nature brings us a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases.

Study reveals new drug target for rheumatoid arthritis

Study reveals new drug target for rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis Kennedy Main

New research at the Kennedy Institute reveals potential of a novel class of drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Shaping medical care through innovative methodology

Shaping medical care through innovative methodology

Funding Main Statistics and epidemiology

The Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) has been awarded £2.5m by Cancer Research UK to advance a programme of work for research on research, developing crucial methodology and key guidelines for excellent medical research.

Ukri future leaders fellowship to dr fiona watt

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to Dr Fiona Watt

Arthritis Awards Main

Dr Fiona Watt has been awarded a prestigious UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship to further her research for better treatments for people living with, or at risk of the commonest form of arthritis, osteoarthritis.

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