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Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

Research

Low-level radiation exposure poses less of a health risk than other modern lifestyle threats, such as smoking, obesity and air pollution, according to Oxford University research.

Genes linked with education and fertility depend on when and where you live

Genes linked with education and fertility depend on when and where you live

Research

Different genes affect educational attainment and fertility in different times and places, according to new research from the University of Oxford.

James Parkinson 200th anniversary events

James Parkinson 200th anniversary events

Events

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first codified description of the condition that we now know as Parkinson's disease.

Two arms secure gene transcription at the right sites

Research

New findings that shed light on how epigenetic components in mammals shape transcription have been published by the Klose group in the Department of Biochemistry.

How Britain can build a world-leading life sciences strategy

How Britain can build a world-leading life sciences strategy

Innovation

The UK is in the midst of a wide-ranging national industrial strategy which will influence the country’s future role in the global economy. The latest proposals look at the life sciences and healthcare sectors, perhaps the areas of this grand plan which will affect most people, including through the successful development – or otherwise – of the National Health Service.

Experts urge rethink of ‘outdated’ asthma categorisation

Experts urge rethink of ‘outdated’ asthma categorisation

Research Innovation

A group of respiratory medicine experts have called for an overhaul in our thinking about how asthma and other airways diseases are categorised and treated, saying the current approach is outdated and does not reflect advances in treating these conditions.

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer.

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer.

Research

"Cancer patients who smoke would clearly benefit if GPs became more actively involved in offering support to quit smoking." - Professor Paul Aveyard, University of Oxford

Fathers can influence the sex of their offspring, scientists show

Fathers can influence the sex of their offspring, scientists show

Research

It has traditionally been thought that in mammals only mothers are able to influence the sex of their offspring.

The hospital costs of self-harm

The hospital costs of self-harm

Research

A new study from Oxford reveals the health service costs for hospital care of people who self-harm, emphasising the need for effective clinical services and prevention initiatives.

Why malaria is unlikely to return to Italy – despite a recent death from the disease

Why malaria is unlikely to return to Italy – despite a recent death from the disease

General Research

A four-year-old girl from northern Italy has died of cerebral malaria, it was recently announced. The case is puzzling Italian healthcare officials as the country was declared malaria free in 1970, and the girl, Sofia Zago, had not been abroad.

New sensor to improve intensive care monitoring of breathing

New sensor to improve intensive care monitoring of breathing

Research Innovation

An innovative new sensor could improve how hospital staff monitor patient breath rates and stability, according to new Oxford University research.

Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

Research

Treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia, according to a large randomised controlled trial published today in The Lancet Psychiatry.

International research network nominated for ‘Oscar of higher education’

International research network nominated for ‘Oscar of higher education’

Awards and Appointments Research

The WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) has been shortlisted for a 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Award in the ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ category.

Female doctors show more empathy than male doctors

Female doctors show more empathy than male doctors

Research

Our latest research found that female doctors are better at empathy than male doctors, and this probably makes them better doctors.

Oxford research project wins digital award for Bashing the Bug!

Oxford research project wins digital award for Bashing the Bug!

Awards and Appointments Research Immunology

An Oxford-based international online project to tackle antibiotic resistance has picked up a national health research award.

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

General Innovation Research

University of Oxford researchers have been awarded £1.24 million to lead a medical diagnostics co-operative that will drive forward the development, evaluation and uptake of new medical diagnostic technologies to improve outcomes for patients in the community.

People hate silly restaurant gimmicks – but they may make your meal more memorable

People hate silly restaurant gimmicks – but they may make your meal more memorable

Research General

No food should be served on a plate with a right angle.

New anti-cancer drug

Innovation Research

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

New scan developed to predict stroke risk

New scan developed to predict stroke risk

Research

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of MRI scan to predict the risk of having a stroke, thanks to funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Dr Beth Psaila wins L’Oréal-UNESCOWomen in Science Award

Dr Beth Psaila wins L’Oréal-UNESCOWomen in Science Award

Awards and Appointments Research

Congratulations to Dr Beth Psaila, who has won a prestigious Fellowship at the L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women In Science awards. She was one of five scientists to receive the highly competitive award.

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