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The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s quality of life.

Blood metal ion thresholds to identify patients with metal-on-metal hip implants at risk of reactions to metal debris

Blood metal ion thresholds to identify patients with metal-on-metal hip implants at risk of reactions to metal debris

Publication Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Research published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low risk of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD).

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis receives 5-year award

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis receives 5-year award

Funding General

Arthritis Research UK has approved a 5-year renewal of the OA Centre.

Study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

Study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

Research Publication Botnar

In a new study published in journal Scientific Reports, scientists at NDORMS and the University of Bath have identified a high prevalence of osteoarthritis, hip and knee replacement among former elite rugby players.

Tours and more

Tours and more

Department General Botnar

On 9th September the Botnar Research Centre was open for Oxford Open Doors

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Publication Research Kennedy Immunity and microbiome

Recent research from the Simon Group has discovered an unexpected novel role that autophagy plays during the generation of neutrophils.

ARUK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

ARUK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

Funding Research Botnar Kennedy

Congratulations to our new ARUK Clinical Research Fellows, Dr Malvika Gulati and Miss Jennifer Lane on their successful Fellowship applications.

Targeting tendinopathy resolution

Targeting tendinopathy resolution

Publication Research Inflammation biology

In a new study published in journal Scientific Reports, scientists at NDORMS and Queen Mary University of London have identified reasons underpinning the failure of inflammation to resolve in disorders of musculoskeletal soft tissues such as tendons.

Botnar Research Centre open for Oxford Open Doors

Botnar Research Centre open for Oxford Open Doors

Department General Botnar

The Botnar Research Centre will be open on Saturday 9th September from 10am to 1pm - Tours at 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:40am and 12:20pm

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Kennedy Department General Awards

Many congratulations to Professor Michael Dustin on his election as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

CSM Awards Statistics and epidemiology Botnar

Usama Ali, medical statistician at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) wowed the crowd at the Royal Statistical Society’s (RSS) 2017 Young Statisticians Meeting, winning best presentation for his work preventing falls in hospitals.

Professor Powrie to become new Wellcome Governor

Professor Powrie to become new Wellcome Governor

Kennedy Awards

Fiona Powrie, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is joining Wellcome as a new Governor in Jan 2018. Fiona says she’s thrilled to join Wellcome: "It’s an organisation I’ve admired since I started my research career. Through funding great scientific ideas, Wellcome is committed to promoting health around the world. It will be an honour to help deliver this goal."

Dopamine rewards immune cells through immunological synapse

Dopamine rewards immune cells through immunological synapse

Research Immunity and microbiome Publication

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford mapped dopamine and the consequences of its release to the immunological synapse.

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Funding Research Kennedy

Dr Anjali Kusumbe has been awarded an MRC Career Development Award to support her research examining how blood vessels support bone growth and repair.

Supporting patient safety through best-practice trial design

Supporting patient safety through best-practice trial design

Publication Research CSM Statistics and epidemiology

UK statisticians and trialists reach out to the clinical trial community in an awareness-raising paper published this week as a first step in changing practice. They promote the use of adaptive designs in early-phase clinical trials to improve trial efficiency, which will benefit patients.

Chris Hyungseop Han receives Award of Excellence from the International Magnesium Association.

Chris Hyungseop Han receives Award of Excellence from the International Magnesium Association.

Awards Department Research Botnar

Chris Hyungseop Han picked up the Award of Excellence at the 74th Annual International Magnesium Association (IMA) World Magnesium Conference held in Singapore last month.

3 new clinical trials for NDORMS

3 new clinical trials for NDORMS

Funding Botnar Research Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

NDORMS have been successful with 3 Clinical Trials (BioPatch, MANTIS and NINJA) being awarded.

NDORMS is celebrating World Clubfoot Day today!

NDORMS is celebrating World Clubfoot Day today!

Research Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Translational medicine Botnar

More than 30,000 children in Africa are born with clubfoot each year. Many thousands of these children get no treatment, as it is simply not available where they live. They end up with severe deformities that make it hard and very painful to walk.

Expanding clinical research at the Kennedy Institute

Expanding clinical research at the Kennedy Institute

Department Research Funding Kennedy Translational medicine

Christopher Buckley joins the Kennedy Institute as a new Director of Clinical Research from May 2017.

EQUATOR Network honoured by the Council of Science Editors

EQUATOR Network honoured by the Council of Science Editors

Awards Department Research CSM Statistics and epidemiology

We take great pride in announcing that the EQUATOR Network has won the Council for Science Editors’ 2017 Award for Meritorious Achievement.

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