The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
20 February 2019
Need for further surgery particularly high in younger men and serious complications surprisingly common in older people, say researchers.
18 February 2019
The Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies (OCMS) provides unique access to essential technologies to speed up our understanding of how the microbes that inhabit our bodies influence health and disease.
New drug class could offer a targeted safer treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
15 February 2019
A new treatment targeting tenascin-C could reduce the progression and severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the very early stages of disease.
12 February 2019
Researchers in Oxford have found that an individual’s immune system – and in particular the presence of T-cells amongst tumour cells – may play an important role in survival after surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.
8 February 2019
Pills are just as effective as intravenous (IV) injections in tackling bone infections, a study led by Oxford-based researchers has found.
1 February 2019
New research published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes.
25 January 2019
A randomised controlled trial comparing extracapsular hip fracture fixation devices, conducted by Oxford University and supported by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, has reached a key milestone, with the 1000th patient recruited completing their one-year follow-up
25 January 2019
Macrophages treated with the short-chain fatty acid butyrate – a by-product of dietary fibre breakdown - are better equipped to fight bacteria in the gut, report researchers from the Kennedy Institute and the Translational Gastroenterology Unit. These findings could lead to new strategies to restore gut health in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
23 January 2019
Oxford scientists are set to benefit from one of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK.
21 January 2019
Kennedy researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford, and the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds, have been awarded strategic funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to map in detail the different types of cells that make up human joints.
4 January 2019
New discoveries on how tissue cells, known as stromal cells contribute to chronic joint inflammation could hold the key to innovative targeted treatments for patients with refractory joint disease.
22 November 2018
Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra of NDORMS will lead a work package on the generation of evidence from European wide observational data as part of a new Innovative Medicines Initiative project, the European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN).
16 November 2018
An international panel of experts led by NDORMS researchers has developed a reporting guideline which supports the reporting quality of patent landscapes, ultimately promoting better informed decision-making in technology development and research direction.
15 November 2018
The new Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics will join the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the Medical Sciences Division and St Hilda’s College in February 2019 to lead Oxford’s answer to a key global challenge – how to determine quickly which potential new therapies have the properties to become important medicines.
6 November 2018
Patients arriving at hospital emergency departments with acute ankle sprains can expect more timely advice and follow-up care in future after researchers in Oxford developed a new tool that will aid clinical decisions on treatment.