10 July 2018
Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours.
27 June 2018
Professor Martin Burton has written about the latest evidence on nasal saline (salty water) irrigation for allergic rhinitis caused by hay fever or year-round allergies.
25 June 2018
Dr Regent Lee has won the Clinician Trainee Abstract Prize at the recent Charing Cross International Synposium (CX) for his presentation titled 'Applied Machine Learning for the Prediction of Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Humans'.
7 June 2018
Neurosurgeons from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences are set to feature in a BBC documentary called 'How the NHS Changed our World: The John Radcliffe'.
16 May 2018
Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, joins Intellia Therapeutics's team of new scientific advisors focused on cell therapy in immuno-oncology and autoimmunity.
3 May 2018
A team of scientists, including Dr David Nasralla and Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have had their research featured on the cover of the prestigious journal Nature.
20 April 2018
Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.
9 April 2018
Seven cutting edge research projects, including a project led by Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have been awarded grants totalling £1.1 million by the UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). The grants bring the charity’s total research support to £10 million.
22 March 2018
We offer many congratulations to Rebeca Arroyo Hornero and Jessica Padley who are the first two recipients of the Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards.
2 March 2018
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers in Oxford and Newcastle, led by Professor Rutger Ploeg from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been awarded a grant of £1.7 million from the Medical Research Council. The four-year grant will enable the expansion of the successful Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) initiative, currently funded and supported by NHS Blood and Transplant.
26 February 2018
Newton Howard, Professor of Computational Neurosciences and Neurosurgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has discovered a functional optical layer in the human neocortex. This new insight into how the brain works may lead to uncovering causes of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
14 February 2018
Professor Paul Tam, Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Hong Kong and former member of the NDS, has been awarded the 2017 Denis Browne Medal of the British Association of Paediatric Surgery.
12 February 2018
On Thursday 1 February, staff and students from across the department came together for the annual NDS Research Away Day.
8 February 2018
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, including Dr Claire Edwards from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
29 January 2018
Experts in Med Tech Regulation and Surgical Technologies join the Medical Sciences Division Industry Experts in Residence Scheme.
22 January 2018
A team led by Peter McCulloch, NDS professor and Chair of IDEAL, has examined how surgical research has improved in the last two decades and whether the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations have contributed.
11 January 2018
Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test.
5 January 2018
The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.
21 December 2017
NDS is pleased to announce the launch of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings.
21 December 2017
Professor Clare Verrill has recently been appointed the lead of workstream 4 (Technology and Informatics) within the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) initiative, CM-Path (Cellular Molecular Pathology initiative).