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

How our research is helping people with disabilities

How our research is helping people with disabilities

A great part of our research explores the causes of disabling musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver excellent and innovative care that improves people’s quality of life.

Successful CLiMB

Successful CLiMB

Department General Outreach

NDORMS took part in first CLiMB (Careers and Life in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering) day

UNIQ Experience

UNIQ Experience

Department General Outreach

Thirty secondary school students attending the UNIQ Summer school visited NDORMS for a morning of talks, workshops and practicals.

New hope for patients with incurable and disabling Dupuytren’s disease

New hope for patients with incurable and disabling Dupuytren’s disease

Scientists in the Kennedy Institute, NDORMS show anti-TNF inhibits the cells responsible for Dupuytren’s disease.

Celebrating the first ever LGBT+ STEM day

Celebrating the first ever LGBT+ STEM day

NDORMS prides itself on creating an inclusive working environment that promotes openness, diversity and equality. Join us in celebrating the first ever LGBT+ STEM day.

Global Call to Action on fragility fractures achieves unprecedented level of support

Global Call to Action on fragility fractures achieves unprecedented level of support

With an ageing global population, a leading Oxford orthopaedics specialist has joined a global Call to Action for better care for people suffering from hip fractures and other fractures that result from increased fragility.

Two Wellcome Trust Fellowships for Kennedy researchers

Two Wellcome Trust Fellowships for Kennedy researchers

Kennedy Institute researchers Alex Clarke and Thomas Riffelmacher have been awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowships to further develop their research in autoimmune diseases.

NDORMS Professors on the REF2021 assessment team

NDORMS Professors on the REF2021 assessment team

Congratulations to Professors Sallie Lamb and Alan Silman on being appointed to serve on assessment sub-panels for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Biological therapy has limited impact on joint replacements

Biological therapy has limited impact on joint replacements

New research suggests biological therapies are not the main cause for the recent decline in joint replacement rates for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

EULAR Award for Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi

EULAR Award for Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi

Congratulations to NDORMS researcher Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi on winning one of the six European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Abstract Awards 2018 in Basic Science at this year's EULAR Congress.

Obesity in childhood and adulthood shown to increase risk knee and hip osteoarthritis

Obesity in childhood and adulthood shown to increase risk knee and hip osteoarthritis

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest childhood and adult obesity increase the risk of developing hip osteoarthritis (OA) and knee OA but not hand OA.

High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings

High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings

A new study of open leg fractures suggests there is no difference to patient recovery whether high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices are used, compared to standard dressings.

Thank you, Doug Altman

Thank you, Doug Altman

CSM Statistics and epidemiology

Doug Altman did nothing short of forever changing the fields of statistics and medical research. With that, he touched the lives of thousands, if not millions of people worldwide… a handful more than those who will miss him.

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

We would like to congratulate Dr Audrey Gérard on her three-year Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) New Investigator Award. The award will allow Audrey to examine how the behaviour of killer T cells is coordinated to optimise immunity against pathogens and tumour growth.

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.

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