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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Research breakthrough into more efficient creation of 2018stem cell like2019 cells

Research breakthrough into more efficient creation of ‘STEM cell like’ cells

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A recent study by researchers at the University of Oxford and Koç University in Istanbul revealed new epigenetic inhibitors that substantially increase the efficiency of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) generation by overcoming intrinsic somatic cell barriers.

Progress in targeting inflammatory disease in the gut and skin

Progress in targeting inflammatory disease in the gut and skin

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Two articles from the Kennedy Institute review the latest in understanding immune control in the gut and skin and explain how this knowledge is being translated into new treatments for inflammatory disease

Oxford and partners appoint professor michael douek and professor david beard as the new rosetrees rcs directors of situ

Oxford and partners appoint Professor David Beard and Professor Michael Douek as the new Rosetrees RCS Directors of SITU

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The University of Oxford, in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and the Rosetrees Trust, are delighted to announce two new professorial posts.

New approach could bring closer a cure for a painful form of arthritis

New approach could bring closer a cure for a painful form of arthritis

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Dr Liye Chen has been awarded a Versus Arthritis five-year career development fellowship to identify and validate new T cell therapeutic targets in ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

2019 ndorms imaging symposium and awards

2019 NDORMS Imaging Symposium and Awards

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Oxford researchers gathered at the Kennedy Institute earlier this month to learn how advanced imaging technologies, such as super resolution microscopy, are pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery.

Showcasing a new approach to arthritis research

Showcasing a new approach to arthritis research

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A recent workshop at Pembroke College, Oxford, provided a showcase for research within the Arthritis Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP) aimed at speeding up the delivery of new drugs for immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMIDs).

Vaccine developed to treat osteoarthritic pain

Vaccine developed to treat osteoarthritic pain

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Researchers have developed a vaccine that blocks the effects of the main cause of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) - nerve growth factor (NGF) - in mice.

Genes and height matter for carpal tunnel syndrome

Genes and height matter for carpal tunnel syndrome

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Researchers from the University of Oxford and Estonia have found further evidence that a person’s genetic make-up and height can influence whether they will develop carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Risks of shoulder replacement surgery higher than previously thought

Risks of shoulder replacement surgery higher than previously thought

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Need for further surgery particularly high in younger men and serious complications surprisingly common in older people, say researchers.

Kennedy institute launches oxford centre for microbiome studies

Kennedy Institute launches Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies

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The Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies (OCMS) provides unique access to essential technologies to speed up our understanding of how the microbes that inhabit our bodies influence health and disease.

New drug class could offer a targeted safer treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

New drug class could offer a targeted safer treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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A new treatment targeting tenascin-C could reduce the progression and severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the very early stages of disease.

You are here home gastroenterology and mucosal immunity study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

Study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

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Researchers in Oxford have found that an individual’s immune system – and in particular the presence of T-cells amongst tumour cells – may play an important role in survival after surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.

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