10 August 2018
Congratulations to Academic Clinical Lecturer Dr Fadi Issa who has been awarded a four-year Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship in support of his project entitled ‘Investigation of hypoxia-sensing mechanisms in immune regulation’.
Two countries, seven teaching centres, 550 miles: Miss Katherine Hurst gears up for first ever RCSEd cycling symposium across Britain
9 August 2018
A dozen surgeons and surgeons-in-training, including NDS DPhil student Miss Katherine Hurst, will soon take to the road for the first ever Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Travelling Surgical Symposium.
8 August 2018
A team of pathologists in Oxford, including Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), is working with healthtech company Philips to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients.
7 August 2018
A new Cochrane review into the effects of ear drops (or sprays) to remove or aid the removal of ear wax in adults and children has been released from the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.
6 August 2018
Mr Stuart Winter, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Clinical Research Associate at NDS, along with Professor Hisham Mehanna from the University of Birmingham, have been awarded a Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) grant from the MRC for their project 'Validating the PredicTR treatment response classifier for oropharyngeal cancer (PredicTR 2)'.
16 July 2018
Professor Kathryn Wood has been honoured by The Transplantation Society (TTS) for her lifetime contributions in the field of transplantation with its highest distinction, the Medawar Prize.
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.