The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
4 June 2020
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.
23 May 2020
Published in Science Immunology, researchers at the Kennedy Institute have identified the role of IRF5 in controlling intestinal inflammation.
14 May 2020
The research will test innovative technology that harnesses the body’s intrinsic immune system to transform the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.
30 April 2020
A number of members of the department are actively helping with the response to the COVID pandemic. Playing a key role in research, literature reviews, clinical trials and engineering projects, all have a shared commitment to collaborate globally to tackle the pandemic.
29 April 2020
Fiona was recognised for her outstanding contributions to immunology, and her election brings the number of current National Academy of Sciences members from the Kennedy Institute to three.
16 April 2020
Research from Tal Arnon’s group at the Kennedy Institute reveals a network of perivascular pathways that guide T cells into the spleen.
9 April 2020
Overweight or obese pre-school children have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than those of normal weight according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone & Mineral Research.
7 April 2020
The modelling and approach to tackle the hard medical decisions associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus may be based on weak and overly-optimistic evidence from studies that are biased and unreliable, suggests research published by The BMJ today.
Professor Alan Silman receives Nuffield Foundation grant for research into joint replacement surgery
7 April 2020
The three year funding will provide evidence on how musculoskeletal conditions progress and their effect on people’s well-being and life chances.
Oxford-led research describes the safety profile and potential harms of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin
2 April 2020
Over 300 international researchers from the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community studied data from almost 1 million patients. They declared hydroxychloroquine safe for short-term use, but urge caution in using it in combination with azithromycin.
31 March 2020
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK's capacity for ventilator manufacture.
24 March 2020
The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) international community will host a COVID-19 virtual study-a-thon this week (March 26-29) to inform healthcare decision-making in response to the current global pandemic.
Coronavirus information - what we are doing at NDORMS to support our staff and students and the community
20 March 2020
NDORMS announces the closure of the Kennedy and Botnar Institutes and outlines other plans and activities for the department during the pandemic.
20 March 2020
A new Review, published in the Lancet, analyses the use of placebo controls in surgery and offers a practical checklist for researchers designing trials.
9 March 2020
Molecular changes in the joint fluid during surgical joint distraction reveal markers that may drive cartilage repair in osteoarthritis.