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About NDM

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The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine is part of the Medical Sciences Division. It hosts one of the largest groupings of biomedical researchers in the University sector, and is also responsible for a significant part of the teaching of clinical medical students within the Oxford Medical School.


Oxford Memory Research Day

Oxford Memory Research Day

Posted 13/06/2016

13th July 2016,  St Annes College, 56 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HS, 9:00am - 5pm  

Registration is now open for the annual Oxford Research day which is jointly organised by OxDARE and ARUK Oxford Local Network. The theme this year is memory and will showcase the latest developments in memory, dementia and ageing research from cells and animal models to cognitive neuroscience and the clinic. The keynote lecture will be given by Kim Graham, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University.

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Researchers find more uses for immune system's 'Swiss army knife'

Researchers find more uses for immune system's 'Swiss army knife'

Posted 24/06/2016

Mucosal Associated Invariant T-cells (MAIT cells) were first identified in 1993 but largely ignored until recently. Australian researchers recently found that they had an important role in fighting bacterial infections. Now, the Oxford team, led by Professor Paul Klenerman, say that they also fight viruses. Their results are in the journal Nature Communications.

China Visit

China Visit

Posted 24/06/2016

Professor Chris Conlon, Interim Head of Department, attended the First Beijing International Conference on Precision Medicine and Cancer Treatment where he gave a talk on Medical Education in the 21st Century. He highlighted the importance of combining theoretical knowledge and clinical experience and discusssed the impact of  sequencing the human genome to medicine. He also discussed some of the problems existing in medical education in different countries. 

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Interview: Meet our Researchers


Sarcoisosis is an immune disorder that primarily affects the lungs; for the more severe cases patients become breathless and can suffer from respiratory failure. A loss of control of the immune system is suspected to be the cause of this excessive immune activity. Understanding the pathways causing sarcoidosis might help us find new targets for novel therapies, as explained by Professor Ling-Pei Ho.

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Medical/Surgical Grand Round


Thursday 23rd June, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital

Combined Surgical/Medical Grand Round: "The Montgomery ruling on consent: Values and Evidence in Surgical care", Professor Bill Fulford and Professor Ashok Handa

Chair: Prof David Cranston

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