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Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

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.

Super microscope unveiled at the Kennedy Institute

Super microscope unveiled at the Kennedy Institute

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.

Preventing osteoarthritis after injury: first international pre-guidelines

Preventing osteoarthritis after injury: first international pre-guidelines

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International expert working group develop first pre-guidelines for conducting robust studies aimed at prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) after acute knee injury.

Making an impact in more ways than one

Making an impact in more ways than one

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.

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

Professor Katja Simon is the recipient of this year's prestigious Ita Askonas Prize for her contribution to immunology.

Kennedy staff recognised for research and teaching excellence

Kennedy staff recognised for research and teaching excellence

Awards

Congratulations to the seven researchers at NDORMS who were awarded new titles in the University's 2018 Recognition of Distinction exercise.

What is it like to be a work experience student?

What is it like to be a work experience student?

General

NDORMS ran two work experience weeks for eleven Y12 students from local state schools. While they were here they created video diaries about their week.

Afternoon tea with the Kennedy Trustees

Afternoon tea with the Kennedy Trustees

Trustees from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research joined staff and students at the Kennedy Institute for an afternoon of presentations followed by tea.

Dialling down inflammation in psoriasis

Dialling down inflammation in psoriasis

A collaborative study between the Kennedy Institute and MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) identifies a new pathway that limits the severity of inflammatory skin disease.

New hope for patients with incurable and disabling Dupuytren’s disease

New hope for patients with incurable and disabling Dupuytren’s disease

Publication Research

Scientists in the Kennedy Institute, NDORMS show anti-TNF inhibits the cells responsible for Dupuytren’s disease.

Two Wellcome Trust Fellowships for Kennedy researchers

Two Wellcome Trust Fellowships for Kennedy researchers

Awards

Kennedy Institute researchers Alex Clarke and Thomas Riffelmacher have been awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowships to further develop their research in autoimmune diseases.

New method to study the behaviour of soluble molecules in tissues

New method to study the behaviour of soluble molecules in tissues

Publication Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute and the University of York develop a new imaging approach that offers superior resolution to track the movement of soluble proteins in tissues.

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

We would like to congratulate Dr Audrey Gérard on her three-year Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) New Investigator Award. The award will allow Audrey to examine how the behaviour of killer T cells is coordinated to optimise immunity against pathogens and tumour growth.

Geometry is key to T-cell triggering

Geometry is key to T-cell triggering

Kennedy researchers and Columbia University engineers discover geometric underpinnings of T-cell stimulation through precise engineering of T-cell receptor geometry, building a 3D nanofabricated biomimetic surface that simulates the key components of an antigen-presenting cell.

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

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Researchers at NDORMS have found that many more patients could be given a partial knee replacement instead of a total knee replacement, resulting in improvements in their quality of life and lower costs for the healthcare system.

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford have found that a single administration of a molecule accelerated healing of multiple tissues when administered after or even before injury.

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner

Department Research

Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham joined forces with colleagues from seven NHS organisations at a workshop in Oxford to discuss an innovative new approach to inflammatory disease research.

Kennedy Institute Microbiome Symposium

Kennedy Institute Microbiome Symposium

More than 200 researchers gathered in central Oxford earlier this year to learn about the microbes that inhabit our bodies and their impact on our health.

Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis

Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis

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An off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research.

Kennedy Institute-DRFZ Workshop, Berlin

Kennedy Institute-DRFZ Workshop, Berlin

Investigators from the Kennedy Institute travelled to Berlin last week for a two-day Workshop aimed at sparking international collaboration in the area of chronic inflammatory and degenerative disease research.

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