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Oxford Martin School appoints new Director

Oxford Martin School appoints new Director

Awards and Appointments General

The world-leading population biologist Professor Sir Charles Godfray CBE FRS has been appointed as the next Director of the Oxford Martin School.

NDCN Professor Finalist in Blavatnik Awards

NDCN Professor Finalist in Blavatnik Awards

Awards and Appointments General

Tim Behrens is among the laureates and finalists of the 2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, announced today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Research

Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

Research

Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according to analysis by scientists.

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Innovation

Vaccitech, an Oxford University spinout company developing a universal flu vaccine, among other vaccine-related products, has secured £20 million in Series A financing.

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Research

Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test.

New five year research and development partnership announced

New five year research and development partnership announced

Innovation Research

The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare have signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.

Finding the tipping point for sleep

Finding the tipping point for sleep

Research

Sleep is essential for many aspects of normal life, but how we actually fall asleep remains a mystery.

Top Oxford cancer specialist retires from clinical work

Top Oxford cancer specialist retires from clinical work

General

One of Oxford's leading breast cancer specialists is stepping down from clinical work, after working in the city for nearly 30 years, but will continue his research activities, which have seen big advances in recent years.

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Awards and Appointments Innovation

The results of the University's Innovation Photography competition have been announced, with two winners from the Medical Sciences Division.

Oxford University launches exciting new PGCert in patient safety

Oxford University launches exciting new PGCert in patient safety

General

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has announced the launch of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings.

New Year's Honours 2018

New Year's Honours 2018

Awards and Appointments General

Members of the University have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2018, including scientists from across the Medical Sciences Division.

University of Oxford creates a new Chair and Fellows in Clinical Therapeutics

University of Oxford creates a new Chair and Fellows in Clinical Therapeutics

The University of Oxford and St Hilda's College are delighted to announce the creation of a new Chair of Clinical Therapeutics thanks to initial, generous, philanthropic support from Professor John Climax. The donation was confirmed at a signing ceremony on Friday 15th December 2017.

A scientist’s week in Westminster

A scientist’s week in Westminster

General

Professor Peter Magill, Deputy Director of the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford, gives his account of a week of science and policy in Westminster as he began his participation in The Royal Society’s Pairing Scheme.

The iceberg model of self-harm

The iceberg model of self-harm

Research

Researchers have created a model of self-harm that shows high levels of the problem in the community, especially in young girls, and the need for school-based prevention measures.

Nepali Pilgrims to Gosaikunda Film

Nepali Pilgrims to Gosaikunda Film

General

The Himalayan Rescue Association, OUCRU Public Engagement and Media for Development work with the pilgrim community in Nepal to create a public health film

Wide-ranging new research partnership with Berlin universities

Wide-ranging new research partnership with Berlin universities

Research

Oxford is teaming up with four Berlin institutions, the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, creating a new partnership which will open up exciting new initiatives across all academic disciplines.

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

Innovation

The £13m drug discovery partnership between Oxford University, Oxford Sciences Innovation and Evotec supported 12 new projects in first year of operation.

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