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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.

Events

Oxford IBD Masterclass 2017  Personalised care in IBD: the interface between science and practice

Oxford IBD Masterclass 2017 Personalised care in IBD: the interface between science and practice

Posted 21/06/2017

The hugely popular and prestigious Oxford Masterclass will return to the historical setting of the Examination Schools, Oxford University, for its 44th year. This year we shall be joining forces with the Centre for Personalised Medicine, to focus on personalised care in IBD. The meeting will be co-chaired by Professor Simon Leedham and Professor Simon Travis and will run across 2 days: Monday 11th September and Tuesday 12th September.  Register here to attend this year’s Oxford Master Class.

Oxford Dementia Research Day

Oxford Dementia Research Day

Posted 16/06/2017

You can now register for the annual Oxford Research day jointly organised by NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre and ARUK Oxford Local Network. This day celebrates the research in the region, including updates on research initiatives such as the ARUK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, Dementia Platform UK, the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre and the Oxford Momentum Award. 12th July at St Anne's College.

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Latest News

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

Posted 26/06/2017

Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research led by the University of Oxford.  Co-author Prof Christopher Yau said 'These investigations may pave the way to new treatment possibilities for NHS patients in the future.'

Mahidol begins Asia’s first study of RTS,S malaria vaccine

Mahidol begins Asia’s first study of RTS,S malaria vaccine

Posted 21/06/2017

On Tuesday 6th June, researchers vaccinated volunteers and began Mahidol University’s study of the malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01. This is the first study in Asia of the vaccine, an advanced product that has received regulatory approval in Europe.

Professor Sir David Weatherall recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Professor Sir David Weatherall recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted 19/06/2017

Professor Sir David Weatherall is appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for services to medicine. He established the UK's first Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University in 1989. The Institute was later renamed the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in his honour on his retirement in 2000. He was Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine at Oxford from 1974 to 1993, when he became Regius Professor of Medicine. He was knighted in 1987.

News Archive

Podcast: Meet our Researchers

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Vaccine for P.vivax malaria

P. vivax malaria is difficult to eradicate since the parasite can evolve into a hypnozoite, a small structure that can hide dormant in the liver of an infected person for a long time. Professor Arturo Reyes-Sandoval uses recombinant viral vectors which stimulate antibodies as well as T cell responses, to prevent and treat the disease.

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Medical Grand Rounds

Thu 15 Jun 1-2pm

JR Hospital
Lecture Theatre 1

Neurology: "Mitochondrial Parkinsonism: A case study in the era of Personalised Neurology". Dr George Tofaris

Palliative Care

Chair: Prof Chris O'Callaghan

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 Research Highlight

Meta-analysis identifies five novel loci associated with endometriosis highlighting key genes involved in hormone metabolism

Meta-analysis identifies five novel loci associated with endometriosis highlighting key genes involved in hormone metabolism

Posted 26/06/2017

Prof Krina Zondervan is joint senior author on a publication in Nature Communications of a study conducted by a global consortium highlighting 5 new genetic regions associated with the development of endometriosis.  This information will aid the development of novel drugs for improved, better targeted, treatments.

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