The latest news, research updates and announcements from the Nuffield Department of Medicine.
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Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla representatives visit Jenner Institute
21 March 2023
Academic representatives from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), one of the leading universities in Mexico, paid a visit to NDM’s Jenner Institute.
RECOVERY trial team wins the MRC Impact Prize
20 March 2023
The Medical Research Council Prize Committee has awarded the RECOVERY trial team the MRC Impact Prize 2022 for Outstanding Team Impact.
Continued support to CPM helps it explore personalised medicine
17 March 2023
The Dr Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation will continue its funding support for The Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM) for further seven years.
New global study links pain and genetic basis of endometriosis
14 March 2023
Researchers at NDM’s Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, in collaboration with 25 teams across the world have found compelling genetic evidence linking endometriosis to other types of pain.
Shifting the needle: finding solutions for rare diseases
10 March 2023
Rare diseases are a global health challenge. To address this, organisations around the world, including the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM), are working together to find solutions for patients.
Combination therapy is found to be more effective on severe scrub typhus
2 March 2023
A team from Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok along with Prof Varghese and the INTREST trial investigators in India, finds the combination of antibiotics is significantly more effective than the current monotherapy.
Expectations for polygenic scores need to be realistic
1 March 2023
Testing a population for multiple genes at once will always be limited in its ability to accurately predict disease risk, experts are warning.
MORU study shows ivermectin not effective treatment against COVID
23 February 2023
Researchers at NDM's Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit found that high doses of the drug ivermectin, controversially recommended by some high-profile political and media figures during the COVID-19 pandemic, are ineffective at treating the COVID-19 virus.
NHS COVID-19 app saved 10,000 lives
22 February 2023
A team of experts at NDM’s Pandemic Sciences Institute and the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick estimate the NHS COVID-19 app prevented around 1 million cases, 44,000 hospitalisations and 9,600 deaths during its first year.
Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development Roadmap launched
21 February 2023
The Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development Roadmap is a comprehensive plan to galvanize a global effort to protect the world from this large and dangerous family of viruses.
Lithuanian Ambassador visits the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
15 February 2023
The Lithuanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Eitvydas Bajarūnas, paid a visit to Professor Skirmantas Kriaučionis of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the Nuffield Department of Medicine.
New research opens new strategies for cancer therapeutics
13 February 2023
Researchers from NDM’s Target Discovery Institute and CAMS Oxford Institute, and the Department of Biochemistry uncovered at the molecular level how protein BIRC6 (a giant ubiquitin ligase) keeps cells alive.
Multidisciplinary dengue forecasting project launches in Vietnam
7 February 2023
DART (Dengue Advanced Readiness Tools), is a new project supported by Wellcome to use climate data to better predict and prepare for infectious diseases outbreaks.
Phase II Malaria vaccine trial begins in Thailand
1 February 2023
The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) has begun a Phase II trial to demonstrate that R21/matrix M is well-tolerated and immunogenic when administered with the antimalarial drug combination.
New genetic mutation linked to rare conditions
30 January 2023
Researchers from Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, have discovered that a rare type of genetic variant can be responsible for two well-known skeletal disorders.
NDM student Romain Guyon awarded the 2022 Michelson Prize
25 January 2023
DPhil student at the Jenner Institute, Romain Guyon is among the researchers who received the 2022 Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants, announced by Michelson Medical Research Foundation and Human Immunome Project.
Essential research by COI improves understanding of COVID
20 January 2023
News Publications & research news
Since the start of the pandemic, the CAMS-Oxford Institute (COI) has carried out 11 projects to better understand COVID-19, resulting in 21 published research articles.
The University of Oxford signs MoU with Diamond Light Source
12 January 2023
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate collaboration in the field of pandemic preparedness and to promote further cooperation between the University of Oxford and Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron has been agreed upon.
Sarah Gilbert awarded 2023 King Faisal Prize
10 January 2023
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the Saïd Chair of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine has been selected to receive King Faisal Prize for Medicine for 2023, along with Professor Dan Barouch of Harvard Medical School.
Three NDM researchers awarded Associate Professorships
5 January 2023
We are delighted to announce that three researchers have been awarded the Associate Professor title, in recognition of their research achievements, contribution to teaching, and contribution to the general work of the Nuffield Department of Medicine.