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

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

CSM 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 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 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 Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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.

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 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.

Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in Autophagy

Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in Autophagy

Funding Kennedy 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

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.

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 Publication Research

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

ARUK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

ARUK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

Botnar Funding Kennedy OACentre Research

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

Targeting tendinopathy resolution

Targeting tendinopathy resolution

Inflammation biology Publication Research

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.

Dopamine rewards immune cells through immunological synapse

Dopamine rewards immune cells through immunological synapse

Immunity and microbiome Publication Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford mapped dopamine and the consequences of its release to the immunological synapse.

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Funding Kennedy Research

Dr Anjali Kusumbe has been awarded an MRC Career Development Award to support her research examining how blood vessels support bone growth and repair.

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