The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
20 March 2020
A new Review, published in the Lancet, analyses the use of placebo controls in surgery and offers a practical checklist for researchers designing trials.
20 November 2019
New research from the University of Oxford has shown that platelet rich plasma (PRP) is not effective in treating acute Achilles tendon ruptures.
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.
17 July 2019
New research from a randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective.
29 May 2019
Pioneering research by scientists at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham published today in Nature brings us a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases.
4 March 2019
Researchers from the University of Oxford and Estonia have found further evidence that a person’s genetic make-up and height can influence whether they will develop carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
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.
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.
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.
6 November 2018
New guidance published yesterday by a team led by NDORMS Associate Professor Jonathan Cook will help researchers recruit the right number of people for clinical trials and answer key research questions.
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.
Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues
27 April 2018
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.
20 April 2018
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
27 March 2018
A study has confirmed that a new form of casting offers an alternative to invasive surgery in older people who have unstable ankle fractures.