2 May 2023
The 15th World Congress on Endometriosis kicks off in Edinburgh from 3rd to 6th May 2023. The Congress brings together scientists, clinicians, health professionals and patients to collaborate on the biologic and sociologic understanding of endometriosis, with the ultimate goal to improve clinical care. Expectations are high, with 1100 attendees from 50 countries, presenting nearly 600 original research papers. Experts from our dept's Oxford EndoCaRe research group will be chairing talks, giving oral presentations, sharing posters, networking and more!
31 March 2023
Sufferers of the condition wait between eight to 12 years on average for a diagnosis. Yet for black women, this picture is even worse – with research showing they’re 50% less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis compared to white women.
13 January 2023
The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2023 on Friday 21st 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!
20 December 2022
‘Unheard of – The hidden voice of Endometriosis ’ the podcast series co-hosted by Danielle Perro (Postdoctoral Researcher in Epidemiology) and Magda Mareckova (DPhil student) has been recognised by the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, with a Public Engagement with Research Project Award.
12 October 2022
Many of us have no idea whether or not our period is “normal”. It’s no wonder, since not only is everyone different, but the stigma still keeps many of us from asking questions or discussing what we go through every month with friends and family. Principal Investigator Prof Suzannah Williams and DPhil student Tomi Adeniran explore what heavy periods can mean in their article published in The Conversation.
28 July 2022
The government has published the first ever Women's Health Strategy for England to tackle the gender health gap. Menopause, Endometriosis, Contraception and Fertility treatment are highlighted as some of the top issues women have asked for action on. The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health welcome and fully support this bold and exciting strategy to help improve the health of millions of women in England.
8 July 2022
Congratulations to Professor Christian Becker who was presented with a Clinical Science Award for best oral presentation at the ESHRE 38th Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy this week.
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.
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.