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Medical Sciences Division News

ORTU awarded £2.8m to study treatment for pleural infection

The Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit (ORTU) at the Nuffield Department of Medicine has been awarded a £2.8 million grant from the National Institute for Health and Care Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) to conduct the MIST4 study.

Shorter life expectancy during COVID-19 for India’s marginalised

A new paper published in Science Advances finds that life expectancy in India was 2.6 years lower in 2020 than 2019, with women and marginalised social groups suffering the greatest declines.

Apollo Therapeutics and Oxford University enter into drug discovery and development collaboration

The University of Oxford and Apollo Therapeutics, a portfolio biopharmaceutical company, announce the signing of a drug discovery and development collaboration aimed at translating breakthroughs made by biomedical researchers at Oxford.

Oxford success in the 2024 Lasker Essay Contest

Subashan Vadibeler, a recent Oxford Rhodes scholar and Department of Oncology student, is one of five co-winners of the international 2024 Lasker Essay Contest, sponsored by the Lasker Foundation.

Yellowstone Biosciences spinout launches to advance cutting-edge cancer therapies

Yellowstone Biosciences, a biotechnology spinout, has launched to pioneer new cancer treatments using advanced T-cell therapies based on ground-breaking research from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at University of Oxford.