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

Research for better shared decision-making in knee surgery

Research for better shared decision-making in knee surgery

Botnar Knee Main Research

New research by a team at the University of Oxford and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and published today in The Lancet provides robust basis for informed shared decision-making and consent on keyhole knee surgery.

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Kennedy Main Orthopaedics and trauma Publication Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford have found that a single administration of a molecule accelerated healing of multiple tissues when administered after or even before injury.

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

Awards CSM Main Research

Three members of CSM were recognised for the excellence of their epidemiological research into osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal conditions at a conference this weekend.

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

CSM Main Publication Research

Preserving livers at body temperature may improve transplant outcomes and increase viable donor liver numbers, thereby lowering waiting list mortality rates, reports a paper published online this week in Nature.

Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people

Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people

Botnar Publication RRIO Rehabilitation and self-management Research

A study has confirmed that a new form of casting offers an alternative to invasive surgery in older people who have unstable ankle fractures.

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

Botnar Department Kennedy Main Research Translational medicine

Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham joined forces with colleagues from seven NHS organisations at a workshop in Oxford to discuss an innovative new approach to inflammatory disease research.

NIHR Fellowship to Study Treatment Decisions in Hand Surgery

NIHR Fellowship to Study Treatment Decisions in Hand Surgery

Botnar Funding Main Orthopaedics and trauma Research

Many congratulations to Jeremy Rodrigues who has been awarded an NIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship for a project entitled “Improving treatment decision making in hand surgery”. This aims to understand the variation in Dupuytren’s disease intervention in the NHS and to improve decision making in treatments.

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded to Kennedy Researcher

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded to Kennedy Researcher

Funding Kennedy Main Research

We would like to congratulate Dr Luke Jostins-Dean on being awarded a 5-year Sir Henry Dale fellowship, joint funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, entitled ‘combining genetics and high-resolution cell phenotyping to map pathways underlying inflammatory bowel disease’.

Immune cells are natural networkers

Immune cells are natural networkers

Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main Research

New research published in Cell Reports by the Dustin Group has discovered a new way for immune cells to relay information about infection or genetic mutations through dynamic, yet durable cell contacts before deciding how to respond.

Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for Professor Udalova

Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for Professor Udalova

Funding Kennedy Main Research

Congratulations to Professor Irina Udalova on her successful Wellcome Trust Investigator Award entitled “Molecular control of pathogenic neutrophil responses in inflammation”.

CRUK Fellow joins the Botnar Research Centre

CRUK Fellow joins the Botnar Research Centre

Botnar Funding Main Research

Congratulations to Siim Pauklin on the award of his CRUK Career Development Fellowship entitled ‘Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Maintenance in Pancreatic Cancer’.

A secreted commensal sugar sweetens the deal for intestinal macrophages

A secreted commensal sugar sweetens the deal for intestinal macrophages

Department Kennedy Main Publication Research

A recent publication from the Powrie group at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology has described a novel mechanism by which the commensal pathogen Heliobacter hepaticus maintains its niche in the intestinal environment.

Improved outcomes for patients with fracture of the distal tibia

Improved outcomes for patients with fracture of the distal tibia

Main Publication Research Trauma

In a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), research from Oxford Trauma in conjunction with Warwick Clinical Trials Unit shows that intramedullary nail fixation provides better quality of life for patients in the 12 months following a fracture of the distal tibia and costs less than ‘locking’ plate fixation.

ImPAcT of inflammation in Achilles tendinopathy

ImPAcT of inflammation in Achilles tendinopathy

Inflammation biology Main Publication Research

In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, scientists at NDORMS investigated if chronic inflammation was a feature of Achilles tendinopathy and rupture.

Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in Autophagy

Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in Autophagy

Funding Kennedy Main Research

Congratulations to Hanlin Zhang for being awarded the first Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in cellular health.

The benefits and risks of a career in cricket

The benefits and risks of a career in cricket

Main Publication Research

Study of former elite cricketers conducted by scientists at NDORMS highlights the benefits and risks of a career in cricket, including lower heart disease and a high quality of life, but an increased prevalence of osteoarthritis, joint replacement, and mental health conditions.

Study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

Study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

Botnar Main Publication Research

In a new study published in journal Scientific Reports, scientists at NDORMS and the University of Bath have identified a high prevalence of osteoarthritis, hip and knee replacement among former elite rugby players.

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main Publication Research

Recent research from the Simon Group has discovered an unexpected novel role that autophagy plays during the generation of neutrophils.

Arthritis Research UK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

Arthritis Research UK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

Botnar Funding Kennedy Main OACentre Research

Congratulations to our new Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellows, Dr Malvika Gulati and Miss Jennifer Lane on their successful Fellowship applications.

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