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

NDORMS joins collaboration to address COVID-19 in Europe

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The collaboration brings the European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN) together with the European Medicines Agency and partners.

Six-month outcomes after treatment for COVID-19 on intensive care units in England

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Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating the long-term health outcomes for patients who have been treated for severe COVID-19 disease in intensive care.

New Associate Professors and University Research Lecturers at NDORMS

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The University of Oxford has awarded the title of Associate Professor to seven senior researchers at NDORMS, and three University Research Lecturer titles.

Numerous jobs linked to increased risk of knee osteoarthritis

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Stay-at-home parents, cleaners, and blue-collar workers found to be more likely to develop osteoarthritis

Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to Mariana Borsa

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Congratulations to Mariana Borsa for being awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowship

Reach for the sky

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A building project to extend the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology building with a new floor will create much needed space for the Institute to expand, particularly in the areas of data science and clinical trials.

Kennedy Professor leads Cellular Life Theme of Reuben College

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Professor Mark Coles was recently appointed to the governing body of the University’s newest graduate college.

Joint cell discovery offers new hope for people with rheumatoid arthritis

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The key to swift treatments to cure the pain of rheumatoid arthritis has been found in the joints of people with the condition who are in long- term remission.

Sir Marc Feldmann awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science

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Recognised for the part he played in the discovery of anti-TNF therapy, Dr Feldmann is now exploring whether the antibody can be effective for COVID-19.

Patients with rheumatic pain increasingly turning to opioids

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Reporting at EULAR, researchers found that opioid use by patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal pain was on the rise in Europe.

NDORMS professor awarded prestigious Carol Nachman prize for Rheumatology

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Christopher Buckley, Kennedy Professor of Translational Rheumatology at the University of Oxford and Birmingham, has been awarded the 2020 Carol Nachman prize for Rheumatology.

New partnership aims to significantly reduce the incidence of hip and vertebral fractures

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The Capture the Fracture Partnership aims to prevent 250 million fractures by 2025 and combat the global public health burden of osteoporosis.

NDORMS professors serve on NIHR Urgent Public Health Group

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Sion Glyn-Jones and Matt Costa are members of the Covid 19 Urgent Public Health Group coordinating trials to address health impacts of the pandemic.

Oxford leads part of major COVID-19 drugs trial

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NDORMS Professor Duncan Richards and Dr Matt Rowland (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences) are leading the Oxford arm of a new UK trial to investigate whether administering the anti-inflammatory drug infliximab to patients with COVID-19 can prevent progression to respiratory failure or death.

Could do better: clinical trial reporting fails to live up to the mark

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The statistical analysis and reporting of treatment effects in reports of randomised trials with a binary primary endpoint requires substantial improvement, suggests NDORMS research published in BMC Medicine.

First patient recruit for key drug treatment trial

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A clinical trial to test whether Azithromycin, a commonly used antibiotic, can treat the symptoms of COVID-19 in outpatients has recruited its first patient.

New atlas of stromal cells maps out potential for treating human fibrosis

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Research at the Kennedy Institute reveals sub-populations of stromal cells with distinct functions in human fibrotic disease. These findings could inform development of more specific therapies with fewer off-target effects.

Understanding of inflammatory bowel disease moves a step closer

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Published in Science Immunology, researchers at the Kennedy Institute have identified the role of IRF5 in controlling intestinal inflammation.

Dr. Michael Dustin joins Strategic Research Collaboration with Cue Biopharma

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The research will test innovative technology that harnesses the body’s intrinsic immune system to transform the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.

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