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

Improved outcomes for patients with fracture of the distal tibia

Improved outcomes for patients with fracture of the distal tibia

Bone oncology 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.

Oxford/Celgene Fellowship to analyse neutrophil chromatin organisation in rheumatic patients

Oxford/Celgene Fellowship to analyse neutrophil chromatin organisation in rheumatic patients

Awards Funding Kennedy Translational medicine

We would like to congratulate Tariq Khoyratty, who has been appointed as a Celgene Fellow to study the link between neutrophil chromatin organisation in rheumatic patients and their ability to form pathogenic extracellular traps.

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.

Anti-Bullying Week 13th-17th November

Anti-Bullying Week 13th-17th November

Department General

NDORMS is supporting Anti-Bullying week

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.

Blood metal ion thresholds to identify patients with metal-on-metal hip implants at risk of reactions to metal debris

Blood metal ion thresholds to identify patients with metal-on-metal hip implants at risk of reactions to metal debris

Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Publication

Research published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low risk of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD).

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis receives 5-year award

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis receives 5-year award

Funding General

Arthritis Research UK has approved a 5-year renewal of the OA Centre.

Curiosity Carnival

Curiosity Carnival

Department General Outreach

Last Friday saw a huge celebration of research and researchers in Oxford with an array of talks, performances, workshops, experiments, debates and demonstrations spread over various venues throughout Oxford.

Tours and more

Tours and more

Botnar Department General Outreach

On 9th September the Botnar Research Centre was open for Oxford Open Doors

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 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.

Botnar Research Centre open for Oxford Open Doors

Botnar Research Centre open for Oxford Open Doors

Botnar Department General

The Botnar Research Centre will be open on Saturday 9th September from 10am to 1pm - Tours at 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:40am and 12:20pm

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Awards Department General Kennedy

Many congratulations to Professor Michael Dustin on his election as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Awards Botnar CSM Statistics and epidemiology

Usama Ali, medical statistician at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) wowed the crowd at the Royal Statistical Society’s (RSS) 2017 Young Statisticians Meeting, winning best presentation for his work preventing falls in hospitals.

Professor Powrie to become new Wellcome Governor

Professor Powrie to become new Wellcome Governor

Awards Kennedy

Fiona Powrie, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is joining Wellcome as a new Governor in Jan 2018. Fiona says she’s thrilled to join Wellcome: "It’s an organisation I’ve admired since I started my research career. Through funding great scientific ideas, Wellcome is committed to promoting health around the world. It will be an honour to help deliver this goal."

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.

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