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

Biological therapy has limited impact on joint replacements

Biological therapy has limited impact on joint replacements

New research suggests biological therapies are not the main cause for the recent decline in joint replacement rates for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

EULAR Award for Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi

EULAR Award for Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi

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.

High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings

High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings

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.

Thank you, Doug Altman

Thank you, Doug Altman

CSM Statistics and epidemiology

Doug Altman did nothing short of forever changing the fields of statistics and medical research. With that, he touched the lives of thousands, if not millions of people worldwide… a handful more than those who will miss him.

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

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.

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published by The BMJ today.

New research answers long-term question for treatment of shinbone fracture

New research answers long-term question for treatment of shinbone fracture

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.

NIHR Clinician Scientist Award to improve outcomes for Open Fracture Patients

NIHR Clinician Scientist Award to improve outcomes for Open Fracture Patients

Botnar Funding Trauma

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.’

African countries and NDORMS and NHS staff benefit from volunteering scheme

African countries and NDORMS and NHS staff benefit from volunteering scheme

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.

Advancing biomaterials research at NDORMS

Advancing biomaterials research at NDORMS

Professor Eleanor Stride joins NDORMS as the new Professor of Biomaterials, leading the department’s vision in this area of research.

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

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

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Kennedy Orthopaedics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Publication Research

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.

NDORMS Apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

NDORMS Apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

Awards CSM Department Immunity and microbiome

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.

Target Oxbridge 2018

Target Oxbridge 2018

Outreach

This April, 23 school students visited NDORMS as part of the Target Oxbridge scheme, which aims at widening participation.

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

Awards CSM Research

Three members of CSM were recognised for the excellence of their epidemiological research into osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal conditions at a conference this weekend.

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

CSM Publication Research

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.

NDORMS organises first conference on tendon research

NDORMS organises first conference on tendon research

The inaugural Tendon UK conference was hosted by NDORMS, University of Oxford at Worcester College this April 2018.

NDORMS at the Big Bang 2018

NDORMS at the Big Bang 2018

Outreach

This year NDORMS took part in the Big Bang Fair for the first time. Natalie Ford writes about her experience.

Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people

Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people

Botnar Publication Rehabilitation and self-management Research

A study has confirmed that a new form of casting offers an alternative to invasive surgery in older people who have unstable ankle fractures.

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

Botnar Department Kennedy Research Translational medicine

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.

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