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

Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the nhs ps30 million per year

Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the NHS £30 million per year

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New research from a randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective.

Kennedy trust renews commitment to rheumatology research with 20m

Kennedy Trust renews commitment to rheumatology research with £20M

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The Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR) has pledged a minimum of £20M over five years to the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford to support pioneering research into chronic inflammatory disease.

Unravelling the cellular blueprint of tendons with chan zuckerberg initiative funding

Unravelling the cellular blueprint of tendons with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funding

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Researchers at NDORMS and their international partners have been awarded USD1.7 million by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to unveil the cellular makeup of our healthy tendons. This unprecedented multidisciplinary approach will create the first ever blueprints of healthy tendons from across multiple anatomical sites in the human body.

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.

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