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

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published by The BMJ today.

New research answers long-term question for treatment of shinbone fracture

New research answers long-term question for treatment of shinbone fracture

Researchers at NDORMS, University of Oxford and Warwick University have shown that intramedullary (IM) nail fixation following a fracture of the shinbone leads to faster recovery and lower costs.

NIHR Clinician Scientist Award to improve outcomes for Open Fracture Patients

NIHR Clinician Scientist Award to improve outcomes for Open Fracture Patients

Botnar Funding Trauma

We would like to congratulate Associate Prof. Xavier Griffin on successfully gaining an NIHR Clinician Scientist Award, entitled ‘Improving outcomes in trauma patients with open fractures: proving the utility of a national audit dataset.’

African countries and NDORMS and NHS staff benefit from volunteering scheme

African countries and NDORMS and NHS staff benefit from volunteering scheme

A government-funded scheme whereby doctors from Oxford's Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) and researchers at NDORMS volunteer to conduct training and research in a number of African countries benefits not only the health services in the countries concerned, but also the professional development of the volunteering staff, a study has found.

Advancing biomaterials research at NDORMS

Advancing biomaterials research at NDORMS

Professor Eleanor Stride joins NDORMS as the new Professor of Biomaterials, leading the department’s vision in this area of research.

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

Researchers at NDORMS have found that many more patients could be given a partial knee replacement instead of a total knee replacement, resulting in improvements in their quality of life and lower costs for the healthcare system.

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Kennedy Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Publication Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford have found that a single administration of a molecule accelerated healing of multiple tissues when administered after or even before injury.

NDORMS Apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

NDORMS Apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

Awards CSM Department Immunity and microbiome

Congratulations to Katie Chegwin in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) for being awarded the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year and Higher Apprentice Awards in the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Target Oxbridge 2018

Target Oxbridge 2018

Outreach

This April, 23 school students visited NDORMS as part of the Target Oxbridge scheme, which aims at widening participation.

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

Awards CSM Research

Three members of CSM were recognised for the excellence of their epidemiological research into osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal conditions at a conference this weekend.

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

CSM Publication Research

Preserving livers at body temperature may improve transplant outcomes and increase viable donor liver numbers, thereby lowering waiting list mortality rates, reports a paper published online this week in Nature.

NDORMS organises first conference on tendon research

NDORMS organises first conference on tendon research

The inaugural Tendon UK conference was hosted by NDORMS, University of Oxford at Worcester College this April 2018.

NDORMS at the Big Bang 2018

NDORMS at the Big Bang 2018

Outreach

This year NDORMS took part in the Big Bang Fair for the first time. Natalie Ford writes about her experience.

Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people

Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people

Botnar Publication Rehabilitation and self-management Research

A study has confirmed that a new form of casting offers an alternative to invasive surgery in older people who have unstable ankle fractures.

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

Botnar Department Kennedy Research Translational medicine

Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham joined forces with colleagues from seven NHS organisations at a workshop in Oxford to discuss an innovative new approach to inflammatory disease research.

NIHR Fellowship to Study Treatment Decisions in Hand Surgery

NIHR Fellowship to Study Treatment Decisions in Hand Surgery

Botnar Funding Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Research

Many congratulations to Jeremy Rodrigues who has been awarded an NIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship for a project entitled “Improving treatment decision making in hand surgery”. This aims to understand the variation in Dupuytren’s disease intervention in the NHS and to improve decision making in treatments.

Meet the Women in NDORMS

Meet the Women in NDORMS

On International Women's Day 2018, we are celebrating all NDORMS women and men who work together with these women towards gender equality. We invite you to meet a few of the women leading the way and ready to #PressforProgress on this 8 March.

Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis

Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis

Department Kennedy OACentre

An off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research.

2018 NDORMS Imaging Symposium and Awards

2018 NDORMS Imaging Symposium and Awards

The inaugural NDORMS Imaging Competition saw a fantastic collection of submissions of microscopic things which have a great impact in our bodies. The winners were announced at an Imaging Symposium held at the Kennedy Institute.

Brilliant Bones

Brilliant Bones

Outreach

Science Week at St Andrews School

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