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Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has published its third issue.

Transmission electron micrographs of (A) a typical echo contrast microbubble encapsulated with a phospholipid shell and (B) a microbubble with super paramagnetic nanoparticles attached to the shell.
Transmission electron micrographs of (A) a typical echo contrast microbubble encapsulated with a phospholipid shell and (B) a microbubble with super paramagnetic nanoparticles attached to the shell. (See Editorial from Thomas et al.)
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JNDS: new issue out now

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Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has published its next issue, featuring top case reports written by University of Oxford medical students during their clinical studies.

First peer-reviewed results of phase 3 human trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine demonstrate efficacy

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Today University of Oxford and AstraZeneca researchers present a pooled analysis of Phase 3 trials of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 across two different dose regimens, resulting in an average efficacy of 70.4%.

Applications for Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott-Patel Scholarship now open

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The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) are pleased to confirm that one scholarship will be available for Home (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI) candidates for the DPhil in Surgical Sciences, starting in Michaelmas Term 2021.

Transplant kidney survival rate improves with new method of transportation

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New research by the Consortium for Organ Preservation in Europe (COPE) has found that a new method to transport donor kidneys, which uses a combination of cold perfusion with oxygen, can significantly improve transplant results, with less graft failure, better function and lower rejection of the kidney when compared to cold perfusion alone. For patients who need a kidney transplant this is a big step forward. The study, carried out in Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK, was published today in The Lancet.

NDS appoints new professor to lead the way in the treatment of colorectal disease

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Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has appointed Mr Simon Buczacki as its first Richard Blackwell Pharsalia Professor of Colorectal Surgery.

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences launches new Basics for Medical Education Course

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During 2020, the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) Education Team launched a new one-day course, Basics for Medical Education Course (BMEC), as an introduction to teaching and education in the workplace.