18 February 2019
The Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies (OCMS) provides unique access to essential technologies to speed up our understanding of how the microbes that inhabit our bodies influence health and disease.
New drug class could offer a targeted safer treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
15 February 2019
A new treatment targeting tenascin-C could reduce the progression and severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the very early stages of disease.
12 February 2019
Researchers in Oxford have found that an individual’s immune system – and in particular the presence of T-cells amongst tumour cells – may play an important role in survival after surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.
25 January 2019
Macrophages treated with the short-chain fatty acid butyrate – a by-product of dietary fibre breakdown - are better equipped to fight bacteria in the gut, report researchers from the Kennedy Institute and the Translational Gastroenterology Unit. These findings could lead to new strategies to restore gut health in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
23 January 2019
Oxford scientists are set to benefit from one of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK.
21 January 2019
Kennedy researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford, and the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds, have been awarded strategic funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to map in detail the different types of cells that make up human joints.
21 December 2018
A recycling and sustainability event at the Kennedy Institute created a forum for staff to explore new ways to promote sustainability in the workplace.
7 December 2018
The report highlights recent scientific achievements, and sets out the Institute’s strategy to bridge the gap between discovery research and clinical application.
30 November 2018
Dr Luke Jostins-Dean from the Kennedy Institute and Professor Deborah Gill from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford will be swapping a lab coat for legislation at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.
14 November 2018
Kennedy Institute Professor Michael Dustin and Professor Omer Dushek of the Dunn School of Pathology have published an explanatory article in the prestigious Nature Immunology, leading thought on ground-breaking work in the field of immune regulation.
13 November 2018
The Kennedy Institute is part of a flagship Human Cell Atlas project recently awarded £7m from the Wellcome Trust.
22 October 2018
Kennedy research Professor Irina Udalova has joined the Wellcome Trust’s Immune System in Health and Disease Expert Review Group from 1 October 2018.
4 October 2018
Congratulations to Kennedy Institute Group Leader Dr Anjali Kusumbe who has been awarded prestigious funding from the European Research Council to investigate the link between blood vessels and tumour metastasis in bone.
26 September 2018
Four Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR) Fellows at the Kennedy Institute were awarded prestigious funding awards, highlighting the success of the KTRR programme in supporting outstanding investigators launch their independent research career.
24 September 2018
New live-cell super microscope at the Kennedy Institute will allow researchers to explore never seen before structures and processes within living cells, with an unprecedented level of detail in space and time.
18 September 2018
International expert working group develop first pre-guidelines for conducting robust studies aimed at prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) after acute knee injury.
12 September 2018
The Kennedy Institute has won not one but two Green Impact scheme awards in the University’s fifth Sustainability Showcase – a Silver Award for the building and a Gold Award in the Labs category.
10 September 2018
Professor Katja Simon is the recipient of this year's prestigious Ita Askonas Prize for her contribution to immunology.
23 August 2018
Congratulations to the seven researchers at NDORMS who were awarded new titles in the University's 2018 Recognition of Distinction exercise.