11 August 2022
Researchers from the University of Oxford, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Science for Life Laboratory, and the Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden, have found that individual prostate tumours contain a previously unknown range of genetic variation.
22 July 2022
Miss Catherine Lovegrove and Dr Alexander Sagar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been awarded highly competitive Clinical Research Training Fellowships by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
WHO Classification of Tumours programme awarded large grant to improve classification and evidence base
8 July 2022
A new project titled Mapping the Evidence for the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumours: A Living Evidence Gap Map by Tumour Type (WCT EVI MAP), led by researchers of the WHO Classification of Tumours programme at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has received a grant of €3.5 million from the European Commission. This four-year project, which will be undertaken in collaboration with six other international institutions, including Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), was launched on 1 July 2022.
27 June 2022
On 16 June, the winners of the 2022 NDS Staff Awards were announced at a departmental summer BBQ at the Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford.
14 June 2022
Varicose veins are a very common manifestation of chronic venous disease, affecting over 30% of the population in Western countries. In America, chronic venous disease affects over 11 million men and 22 million women aged 40–80 years old. Left untreated it can escalate to multiple health complications including leg ulcers and ultimately amputations. A new international study by Oxford researchers published on 2 June 2022 in Nature Communications establishes for the first time, a critical genetic risk score to predict the likelihood of patients suffering with varicose veins to require surgery, as well as pointing the way towards potential new therapies.
19 May 2022
New reporting guidelines, jointly published in Nature Medicine and the BMJ by Oxford researchers, will ensure that early studies on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to treat real patients will give researchers the information needed to develop AI systems safely and effectively.
12 May 2022
Today, the UK funding bodies have published the results of the UK’s most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
11 May 2022
The Surgical Intervention Trials Unit in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (SITU NDS) has had another successful year, now running ten randomised controlled trials across surgical specialties and securing a total of £32 million in current peer-reviewed grants.
10 May 2022
Two research projects at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been awarded pump-prime funding from this year’s CRUK Oxford Centre Development Fund.
21 April 2022
This year’s winner of the prestigious Giovanni Maria Lancisi Award is Dr Pierfrancesco Lapolla Losasso, DPhil candidate at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), presenting the research project 'Combined physiological and biochemical approach for the prediction of abdominal aortic aneurysm growth in humans' conducted through the OxAAA study.
Study finds higher risk of all-cause mortality among paediatric cancer patients in LMICs during the pandemic
13 April 2022
During the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, paediatric cancer patients from lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) faced a higher risk of all-cause mortality than those in high-income countries, according to an international study led by the University of Oxford.
11 March 2022
Interrogating metabolic cross-talk in the tumour-bone microenvironment, new research from the Edwards Group shows how the pentose phosphate pathway contributes to prostate cancer bone metastasis.
Oxford entrepreneur wins Young Innovators Award to develop non-invasive medical device to wean patients off ventilators quicker
16 February 2022
Former Oxford Global Insight Fellow Mihir Sheth has been announced as one of this year’s Innovate UK Young Innovators.
First-in-human implant of a “closed-loop” bioelectronic research system for investigating treatments for brain disorders
7 February 2022
Researchers at Oxford University have implanted a novel closed-loop research platform for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) – a brainstem nucleus – in Parkinson’s-like Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).
7 February 2022
Congratulations to Dr Lisa Browning who has been announced as this year’s winner of the Golden Microscope Award by the Pathological Society.