The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
26 February 2021
A new clinical therapeutics centre has been set up by the University of Oxford to help life sciences companies identify interventions that have the greatest potential to deliver patient benefit, and so bring down the cost of early phase clinical trials.
Understanding the first wave of COVID-19 and implications for tackling the ongoing pandemic: evidence from 5.5 million people from Catalonia, Spain
3 February 2021
Health outcomes during the first wave of COVID-19 in Catalonia, Spain, have been described in detail in a study published by Nature Communications.
8 January 2021
Dr Laura Coates has been awarded £1.8M from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to explore the potential for precision medicine in the choice of biologics to reduce inflammation and pain in psoriatic arthritis.
4 December 2020
Adam Cribbs has been awarded a prestigious MRC Career Development Award to further his research to identify therapeutic targets for multiple myeloma.
15 October 2020
A review of public comments on a proposed FDA regulatory framework, for modifications to artificial intelligence and machine learning-based software as a medical device, has found that 63% came from parties with financial ties to industry, and that the majority, 86% did not cite any scientific evidence.
8 October 2020
Institution of Engineering and Technology announces 16 Honorary Fellows to mark its 150th year. Professor Stride was awarded the Fellowship in recognition of her contribution to biomedical engineering and research into treatment of major diseases.
7 October 2020
One of the leading causes of workplace absence, carpal tunnel syndrome, can be treated successfully with decompression surgery without serious complications according to research from NDORMS.
30 April 2020
A number of members of the department are actively helping with the response to the COVID pandemic. Playing a key role in research, literature reviews, clinical trials and engineering projects, all have a shared commitment to collaborate globally to tackle the pandemic.
Oxford-led research describes the safety profile and potential harms of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin
2 April 2020
Over 300 international researchers from the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community studied data from almost 1 million patients. They declared hydroxychloroquine safe for short-term use, but urge caution in using it in combination with azithromycin.
31 March 2020
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK's capacity for ventilator manufacture.
24 March 2020
The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) international community will host a COVID-19 virtual study-a-thon this week (March 26-29) to inform healthcare decision-making in response to the current global pandemic.
Coronavirus information - what we are doing at NDORMS to support our staff and students and the community
20 March 2020
NDORMS announces the closure of the Kennedy and Botnar Institutes and outlines other plans and activities for the department during the pandemic.
18 December 2019
The EU-PEARL project will take a systematic approach that enables patient-focused, cross company collaborative platform trials.
20 November 2019
A new trial, funded by a £1.2 million National Institute of Health Research grant, will explore whether surgery is the best treatment for digital nerve injury.
13 November 2019
Two Versus Arthritis Fellowships have been awarded to NDORMS researchers for the study of frozen shoulder and for management of osteoarthritis among the oldest adults.
8 November 2019
Professor Jonathan Rees and colleagues in the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU) have just been awarded a £1.5 million National Institute of Health Research HTA grant for the PRoCuRe trial to explore the benefits of surgical repair of partial rotator cuff tendon tears of the shoulder.
Largest study of its kind provides real-world evidence of the benefits of partial versus total knee replacement
8 November 2019
Opioid use and additional post-operative complications have been shown to be reduced when partial knee replacement is used over surgery where the whole of the joint is replaced.
5 November 2019
Four investigators based at the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS have been recently awarded National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellowships to further our understanding of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and develop better methodology to support medical research.