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12 December 2018
In a guest blog, Dr Jeremy Howick from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences discusses a new review of data from 250,726 trial participants which found that 1 in 20 people who took placebos in trials dropped out because of serious adverse events (side effects).
28 February 2017
To coincide with Rare Disease Day, Dr Duantida Songdej (a consultant haematologist in Thailand) and her DPhil co-supervisor Dr Chris Babbs write about their work creating a registry of survivors of this rare form of anaemia.
27 January 2017
Bernard Naughton and Dr David Brindley from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and Medical Sciences Division discuss the problems of identifying fake, substandard and expired medicines.
24 January 2017
Globally the burden of gastrointestinal illness is greatest in low-income countries, where children under the age of five are disproportionately affected.
16 December 2016
In a guest blog, Prof Paul Newton of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, and Head of the Medicine Quality Group at the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), explains the history of falsified medicines and highlights what needs to be done to avert a problem that threatens us all.
23 November 2016
In a guest blog, Professor David Roberts from the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at Oxford University explains the role of non-DNA genetic information in disease and development.
15 November 2016
Scientists have identified the neural pathway in male fruit flies that allows them to perform their complex mating ritual, paving the way for deeper studies into sexual behavior and how it can be modified by social experience.
19 August 2016
You're in hospital and you need to have a blood test: What do you think would reduce your pain?
20 July 2016
15 July 2016
While HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was, we are yet to defeat it entirely. However, a new study from Oxford University offers hope that HIV will eventually have nowhere to hide. Tom Calver spoke to Professor Lucy Dorrell about her work on clearing HIV from the body.
6 July 2016
Recently, seven doctoral students from across the University of Oxford competed in the University's 3MT final. Both the winner and runner-up were from Oxford's Medical Sciences Division: Tomasz Dobrzycki and Lien Davidson.
11 May 2016
Let me start with a statement of the blindingly obvious: People are fundamental to health services. Design whatever health system you like but you'll still need people to deliver healthcare to those other people - patients.
Blogs General Research
26 April 2016
26 April 2016
There are times in our careers when we are not sure what to do next, whoever we are.
7 April 2016
If you're seeking to understand mental ill health, it helps to understand mental health first.
6 April 2016
What do you get when you cross an artist with a scientist?
7 March 2016
Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald was, in many ways, an extraordinary woman.
Blogs Clinical Trials General
26 February 2016
Oxford University scientists carry out clinical trials for a range of medical conditions every year.
12 February 2016
A scratch from a rose thorn while gardening. It’s an easy injury to pick up even if you’re being careful. It’s annoying but no more than that. If that scratch were to be in your mouth, that would be unusual, unfortunate and maybe a little embarrassing.
11 February 2016
1 in 3 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime, and each year, 4th February marks World Cancer Day, to raise awareness and encourage individuals and governments to fight the disease.