14 June 2022
Varicose veins are a very common manifestation of chronic venous disease, affecting over 30% of the population in Western countries. In America, chronic venous disease affects over 11 million men and 22 million women aged 40–80 years old. Left untreated it can escalate to multiple health complications including leg ulcers and ultimately amputations. A new international study by Oxford researchers published on 2nd June 2022 in Nature Communications establishes for the first time, a critical genetic risk score to predict the likelihood of patients suffering with Varicose veins to require surgery, as well as pointing the way towards potential new therapies.
New imaging study could make diagnosing endometriosis quicker, more accurate and reduce the need for invasive surgery.
6 June 2022
A new research study launches to investigate whether a 20-minute imaging scan can detect the most common types of endometriosis, which currently require surgery to diagnose.
13 May 2022
Oxford pain researchers are playing a major role in a new multi-million pound research programme launched by a consortium of funders, including UKRI, Versus Arthritis, Eli Lilly and the Medical Research Foundation.
27 April 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate and devastating impact on women’s health, according to a report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
13 April 2022
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic condition without a diagnostic test and some 80 - 90% of patients remain un-diagnosed. A new paper published in Frontiers in Medicine outlines how having a diagnostic test could greatly help both patients and medics.
14 February 2022
The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2022 on Friday 8th April. Our annual conference for researchers with an interest in mitochondria from academia and pharma. This year's event will be 'hybrid', so you can join in-person or virtually!
2 February 2022
A new comprehensive document by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) outlines more than 100 recommendations on best practice on caring for women with Endometriosis.
20 December 2021
In this latest podcast episode, our DPhil students Danielle Perro and Magda Mareckova, explore how surgery, psychological interventions, and other more holistic and personalised options can help manage endometriosis associated symptoms.
31 August 2021
Endometriosis is a painful, chronic condition in which tissue from the uterus inappropriately grows outside the uterus.
26 March 2019
A technique to produce eggs from ovarian tissue in the lab may offer hope for critically endangered species like the Northern White Rhino that have passed what is currently considered the point of no return.
19 January 2017
Funding for a five-year, $3 million multi-centre collaborative study into the causes of endometriosis has been awarded by the US National Institutes of Health to Oxford Professors Krina Zondervan and Christian Becker, Directors of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre.
28 September 2016
Professor of Mitochondrial Genetics, Joanna Poulton gives her views on the recent announcement that a baby boy, the first child to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, is now five months old.
12 June 2016
A pioneering new charity dedicated to helping young people at risk of infertility has been set up by specialists from the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the Institute of Research Studies at the University of Oxford, and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
16 May 2016
Women and their families are encouraged to come along to a public open day, on Tuesday 24th May, about research into the health of women and babies. During the event you can listen to talks and meet the teams who are involved in gynaecology, pregnancy and reproduction research.
3 March 2016
The Endometriosis CaRe Centre, based in the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, now sees and treats more women with endometriosis than any other unit in the UK. It was established in 2013 as a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
17 December 2015
More children in England and Wales, who are at high risk of being infertile after cancer treatment, will be given the chance of a family later in life thanks to a major donation to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
15 December 2015
The success rate of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) hovers around 30%. Even in successful cases, the incidence of multiple births, due to multiple embryo transfer, and their associated morbidity, is dangerously high. Now a new paper reveals how laser technology is being used to make ART safer and more efficient.
9 November 2015
The link between chronic pain that affects millions of women and hormones that control the menstrual cycle and reproductive function is to be studied for the first time by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.