The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
13 June 2018
New research suggests biological therapies are not the main cause for the recent decline in joint replacement rates for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
13 June 2018
Congratulations to NDORMS researcher Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi on winning one of the six European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Abstract Awards 2018 in Basic Science at this year's EULAR Congress.
12 June 2018
A new study of open leg fractures suggests there is no difference to patient recovery whether high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices are used, compared to standard dressings.
22 May 2018
We would like to congratulate Dr Audrey Gérard on her three-year Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) New Investigator Award. The award will allow Audrey to examine how the behaviour of killer T cells is coordinated to optimise immunity against pathogens and tumour growth.
16 May 2018
Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published by The BMJ today.
15 May 2018
Researchers at NDORMS, University of Oxford and Warwick University have shown that intramedullary (IM) nail fixation following a fracture of the shinbone leads to faster recovery and lower costs.
14 May 2018
We would like to congratulate Associate Prof. Xavier Griffin on successfully gaining an NIHR Clinician Scientist Award, entitled ‘Improving outcomes in trauma patients with open fractures: proving the utility of a national audit dataset.’
12 May 2018
A government-funded scheme whereby doctors from Oxford's Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) and researchers at NDORMS volunteer to conduct training and research in a number of African countries benefits not only the health services in the countries concerned, but also the professional development of the volunteering staff, a study has found.
3 May 2018
Professor Eleanor Stride joins NDORMS as the new Professor of Biomaterials, leading the department’s vision in this area of research.
30 April 2018
Researchers at NDORMS have found that many more patients could be given a partial knee replacement instead of a total knee replacement, resulting in improvements in their quality of life and lower costs for the healthcare system.
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.
25 April 2018
Congratulations to Katie Chegwin in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) for being awarded the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year and Higher Apprentice Awards in the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.
23 April 2018
Three members of CSM were recognised for the excellence of their epidemiological research into osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal conditions at a conference this weekend.
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.
19 April 2018
The inaugural Tendon UK conference was hosted by NDORMS, University of Oxford at Worcester College this April 2018.
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.
20 March 2018
Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham joined forces with colleagues from seven NHS organisations at a workshop in Oxford to discuss an innovative new approach to inflammatory disease research.