The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
NIHR Fellowships awarded to NDORMS researchers
17 March 2023
Congratulations to Eileen Morrow and Mae Chester-Jones who have received NIHR Doctoral Fellowships
ORUK Early Career Research Fellowship awarded to NDORMS researcher
15 March 2023
Congratulations to Jack Tu who has been awarded an Orthopaedic Research UK Early Career Research Fellowship to explore the cause of knee pain after total knee replacement.
OCTRU - delivering answers to important clinical questions
7 March 2023
The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) has received NIHR benchmarking results and offers excellent value for money according to the report
Unhelpful thoughts about fracture symptoms hinder recovery
3 March 2023
The importance of mindsets and feelings about fracture symptoms have been shown to be a key factor in recovery of musculoskeletal conditions.
Fat tissues can play a protective role against inflammation in the intestine
22 February 2023
A new study in The EMBO Journal has revealed how fat tissues might provide a protective role in intestinal inflammation opening new lines of research into the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.
NDORMS researchers awarded Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowships
16 February 2023
Kennedy Institute researchers Mariana Borsa and Edward Jenkins have both been awarded Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships, which give recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers.
Working with patients to improve psoriatic arthritis research
15 February 2023
The James Lind Alliance has supported the first UK Priority Setting Partnership for a rheumatological disease (Psoriatic arthritis) which will inform the direction of future research.
New cost-benefit model of Fracture Liaison Services helping healthcare decision makers
9 February 2023
The newly developed model to estimate the health benefits and budget impact of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) finds them highly effective in shaping positive patient outcomes, and will help drive policy decisions.
Communication at the crossroads of the immune system
6 February 2023
In his inaugural article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as an NAS member (elected 2021), Prof Mike Dustin and his research team have explained how messages are passed across the immunological synapse. The research could have implications for future vaccine development and immunotherapy treatments.
Sara Khalid named Associate Professor at NDORMS
2 February 2023
The University of Oxford has awarded the title of Associate Professor to Dr Sara Khalid as part of its recognition of excellence awards.
Max Stewart awarded an MRC fellowship
2 February 2023
A DPhil candidate at NDORMS, Max received the MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to further his research into finding new treatments for peripheral nerve injuries.
The new Botnar strategy is announced
27 January 2023
After a year as the Director of the Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences, Professor Jonathan Rees announces a new structure and strategy that will further enhance research and treatment of bone, joint and musculoskeletal conditions.
New global health grant to improve outcomes for patients with hip fracture
26 January 2023
Hip fracture patients in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) in Asia are set to benefit from a new study that aims to bring best practice programmes to improve quality of life for patients and reduce healthcare costs.
NDORMS welcomes great-granddaughter of former Head of Department
20 January 2023
Julia Strubell, great-granddaughter of Professor Josep Trueta, visited NDORMS to find out about his time here and to share her own work with staff and students.
Botnar researchers awarded Fellowships
9 January 2023
Arani Vivekanantham has been awarded an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship and a Versus Arthritis Clinical Research Fellowship, and Rachel Kuo was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.
Better diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases moves a step closer
5 January 2023
A study published in Nature outlines a way to find the crucial peptides (protein fragments) that drive autoimmunity, as well as the immune cells that respond to them.
New drug offers hope for people with hand osteoarthritis
22 December 2022
A new study, published in Science Translational Medicine by researchers at the University of Oxford has identified that Talarozole, a drug that is known to increase retinoic acid, was able to prevent osteoarthritis (OA) in disease models.
Professor Michael Dustin appointed new Chair in Molecular Immunology
6 December 2022
A generous gift from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research has enabled the creation of a new Chair in Molecular Immunology at the University of Oxford.
Empowering data science for single-cell analysis in Zimbabwe
5 December 2022
An innovative computational biology training module was launched in November 2022 at the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AiBST) in Harare, Zimbabwe, where MSc students were trained in single-cell RNA sequencing data analysis.
T-cell coreceptors are well endowed—with kinases!
2 December 2022
The kinase occupancy of CD4 and CD8 coreceptors is high, according to a new study published in PNAS.