The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s quality of life.
8 September 2017
In a new study published in journal Scientific Reports, scientists at NDORMS and Queen Mary University of London have identified reasons underpinning the failure of inflammation to resolve in disorders of musculoskeletal soft tissues such as tendons.
16 July 2017
Researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford mapped dopamine and the consequences of its release to the immunological synapse.
30 June 2017
UK statisticians and trialists reach out to the clinical trial community in an awareness-raising paper published this week as a first step in changing practice. They promote the use of adaptive designs in early-phase clinical trials to improve trial efficiency, which will benefit patients.
13 April 2017
Evidence released in the Lancet demonstrates a link between patient age and risk of revision on knee and hip replacements.
3 April 2017
A new study published today in Nature Medicine could change the lives of millions of people living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) who don’t respond to the current standard of care.
27 February 2017
Patients who do not respond to current rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatments may benefit from a new form of treatment that has been shown in a study to be effective against symptoms of the disease.
12 October 2016
Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery, according to research by a UK team led by NDORMS at the Oxford University.
9 August 2016
Two Kennedy Institute scientists have proposed a solution to a puzzle of the human immune system: how our immune system scales its response in proportion to any threat to our health to make it 'just right'. Their ideas, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, could support a range of medical research.
5 July 2016
The adoption of new guidance on osteoporosis medication in 2005 may have been responsible for a 22% drop in the number of over-60s suffering a second fracture after a broken hip, an Oxford University study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, has found.
28 June 2016
Raising the bar in terms of research excellence - the best studies analysing public health data will soon get better.
28 April 2016
Poorer patients and those who require surgery at the weekend are less likely to receive a total hip replacement (THR), despite clear national guidelines setting out who should get one.
15 April 2016
Trials Journal showcases a new study by NDORMS researchers showing that fall injury prevention trials fail to use a core outcome set.
19 February 2016
BMJ publication on platelet-rich plasma injections for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries advises against routine use in clinical practice and highlights the need for high quality research.
28 October 2015
Aspirin could be used as an anti-inflammatory drug, bringing relief to the thousands who suffer with shoulder pain, researchers at NDORMS have found.
24 July 2015
A new study led by researchers at the Kennedy Institute and published today in Immunity sheds light on the drivers behind Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and suggests potential new targets for treatment of the condition.
7 May 2015
Researchers at the Kennedy Institute, part of NDORMS have repurposed the approved drug miglustat to successfully slow the progression of multiple myeloma.
5 May 2015
By changing mouse genes to block a protein associated with obesity, researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, NDORMS have prevented fat from forming around the animals' internal organs, even when the animals eat an unhealthy diet. The study in Nature Medicine found that these genetically engineered mice also retained their sensitivity to insulin (normally blunted by obesity), despite gaining weight.