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.
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.
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.
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).
4 January 2022
First therapeutic device developed within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) completes regulatory approval on both sides of the Atlantic.
21 December 2021
The University of Oxford’s vaccine manufacturing research team has today published a pre-print paper demonstrating the feasibility of a step change in the speed and volume of production of adenovirus-vectored vaccines against new virus variants or other future pandemics.
9 December 2021
Congratulations to Dr Matthew Bottomley, who has been announced as the joint winner of the Stewart Cameron Science Award by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).
1 October 2021
Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers have been named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year, including Associate Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).
Researchers awarded Wellcome Innovator Grant to investigate role of brainstem nucleus in human consciousness
30 September 2021
Researchers at Oxford University have received a prestigious Wellcome Innovator Grant for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) – a brainstem nucleus – in human consciousness.
17 September 2021
Nearly 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK. Perhaps the most significant clinical challenge today is deciding which type of treatment will work best for different patient groups.
8 September 2021
Dr Regent Lee of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is one of eight Oxford University academics who have been awarded significant financial funding from the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme.
30 August 2021
Results from a major clinical trial demonstrate that both stenting and surgery are low-risk and similarly effective procedures for treating carotid artery disease.
New Cochrane evidence highlights uncertainty about the interventions used to prevent and treat loss of smell after COVID-19 infection
3 August 2021
Cochrane ENT at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has published two systematic reviews investigating the effectiveness and safety of interventions to prevent and treat loss of smell following COVID-19 infection.
19 July 2021
Congratulations to Dr Regent Lee at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) who has been awarded a grant of £246,226 from Heart Research UK for his research project ‘Using artificial intelligence (AI) for safer CT imaging of blood vessels’.
15 July 2021
With funding from Kidney Research UK, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Nottingham and University College London will develop ways to assess donor kidneys and predict how well they will work after transplant.
Valentine Macaulay and Ian Mills named among awardees of the 2021 CRUK Oxford Cancer Development Fund
1 July 2021
Professors Valentine Macaulay and Ian Mills from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) are among the awardees of the 2021 round of the CRUK Oxford Centre Development Fund.