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Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert delivers 44th Dimbleby Lecture

Coronavirus COVID-19 General

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, Saïd Professorship of Vaccinology, Jenner Institute & Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, delivered the 44th Richard Dimbleby Lecture, named after the late broadcaster, Richard Dimbleby.

Com-COV2 study supports flexible second dose options following Pfizer or Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

Following up first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines with second doses of the Moderna or Novavax jabs will generate robust immune responses against COVID-19, according to researchers running the University of Oxford-led Com-COV study.

Meta must do better - data from social media giant essential to mental health research

General Research

People are rightly sceptical about scientific discoveries made in secret or without scrutiny. And anyone claiming to have found a new planet with a toy telescope, would not be taken seriously. Recent leaks of internal Facebook research on the mental health of children and young people have caused a great stir on both sides of the Atlantic.

New Oxford-GSK Institute to harness advanced technology and unravel mechanisms of disease

General Innovation

GlaxoSmithKline plc and the University of Oxford today announced a major five-year collaboration to establish the Oxford-GSK Institute of Molecular and Computational Medicine.

Oxford researchers honoured by British Society for Immunology

Awards and Appointments Coronavirus COVID-19 General

Four researchers from the University of Oxford have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to immunology with Honorary Lifetime Membership of the British Society for Immunology, with the awards being announced at the recent British Society for Immunology Congress held in Edinburgh.

Medical Sciences researchers scoop 2021 Times Higher Education Awards

Awards and Appointments Coronavirus COVID-19 General

Coronavirus researchers from across Medical Sciences have been honoured at the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

Oxford University wins prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Awards and Appointments General

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the award of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes to twenty-one higher and further education institutions, including Oxford University, in the most recent round of the independently reviewed scheme. This prestigious award is the highest national honour available to universities and FE colleges across the UK.

Jenner Institute named Covid Innovation Heroes

Awards and Appointments General Innovation

The team at the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute has been celebrated for their global pandemic work by The Oxford Trust’s Covid Innovation Heroes Award­ 2021.

New research highlights importance of early years development on future wellbeing

General Research

Oxford researchers involved nearly 4,000 children across the UK in three specially developed science lessons to educate pupils about brain development during early childhood. The SEEN (Secondary Education around Early Neurodevelopment) project was commissioned and funded by KindredSquared and is part of a wider drive to increase public understanding of how early experiences can shape the adults we become.

Study reveals ‘stop-eating’ response to DNA damage

General Research

A new study from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine sheds light on the mechanism by which DNA damage suppresses appetite, a finding with implications for understanding the appetite lowering side-effects of chemotherapy.

Fiona Powrie appointed new Deputy Chair of Wellcome’s Board of Governors

Awards and Appointments General

Fiona Powrie, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford has been selected as the next Deputy Chair of Wellcome’s Board of Governors.

World’s first cancer prevention trial to test diabetes drug in patients with high-risk genetic condition

General Research

Oxford researchers will lead a £2m national cancer prevention trial to assess the benefit a diabetes drug has in patients with Li Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), a genetic condition that impacts 1 in 20,000 people worldwide and puts them at a 70-90% lifetime risk of cancer.

One high altitude explorer acknowledges another

General

NASA Astronaut and Physiologist Dr Jessica Meir unveils The Physiological Society blue plaque in honour of fellow pioneering Physiologist and Scientific Explorer Mabel FitzGerald.

Oxford-led research maps milestone stage of human development for the first time

General Research

Scientists have shed light on an important stage of early embryonic development that has never been fully mapped out in humans before.

Overusing antibiotics? Find out with Antibiotic Footprint Calculator

General Research

To help reduce the overuse of antibiotics, Oxford researchers today released a new, easy to use online tool – Antibiotic Footprint Calculator – that could make an important contribution in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the world’s most significant emerging threats to public health.

$2m fund awarded for Oxford’s single-cell ancestry vaccine research

General Research

The University of Oxford is to benefit from $2 million (£1.49 million) in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to investigate how our ancestry and diversity influence the way that vaccines work in our cells.

New research reveals link between ankle pain and onset of knee osteoarthritis

General Research

A new study published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open could help improve the lives of people at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis.

Global antibiotic consumption rates increased by 46 percent since 2000

General Research

Antibiotic consumption rates grew by 46 percent after 2000, according to findings which also suggest lack of treatment access in some areas.

Oxford vaccine reaches two billion dose milestone

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

Researchers explain how unprecedented manufacturing strategy provides a template for future global vaccine supply.

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