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First trimester placental scan - Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award

General Research

A first trimester 3D placental ultrasound scan which can predict fetal growth restriction and pre-eclampsia, could become part of a woman's routine care thanks to a new Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award.

Impaired antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination in patients with myeloid blood cancers

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

Oxford researchers have found that antibody responses to the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in people with chronic myeloid blood cancers are not as strong as those among the general population.

Treating Needle Fears May Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rates by 10%

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

A new large-scale study shows that a quarter of the UK adult population screens positive for a potential injection phobia.

RECOVERY trial Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody combination reduces deaths for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial has demonstrated that the investigational antibody combination developed by Regeneron reduces the risk of death when given to patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own.

Major new study could help protect millions of people with type 2 diabetes from cardiovascular disease

General Research

A new study led by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford will research whether a daily tablet could help protect the millions of people worldwide with type 2 diabetes from developing cardiovascular disease.

Professor Susan Jebb appointed as Chair of the Food Standards Agency

Awards and Appointments General

Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health in Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Food Standards Agency.

Oxford University academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Awards and Appointments General

The pioneering work of members of the University, including research into tackling the Coronavirus pandemic, has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Two Oxford Professors elected as EMBO Members

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Robert Klose and Professor Ervin Fodor are two of 64 life scientists to be elected to The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).

Scientists make DNA breakthrough which could identify why some people are more affected by Covid-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

Scientists from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University have developed a method that allows them to see, with far greater accuracy, how DNA forms large scale structures within a cell nucleus.

PhD Student of the Year Winner!

Awards and Appointments General Staff and student stories

In a record breaking year for the Postgrad Awards 2021, DPhil student Tolu Awoyemi wins PhD Student of the Year.

AI endoscopy enables 3D surface measurements of pre-cancerous condition in oesophagus

General Research

Clinicians and engineers in Oxford have begun using artificial intelligence alongside endoscopy to get more accurate readings of the pre-cancerous condition Barrett’s oesophagus and so determine patients most at risk of developing cancer.

The COVID-19 International Modelling Consortium (CoMo Consortium) enters a new phase

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

Created in March 2020 to assist policymakers to make use of existing evidence in mathematical and epidemiological models to inform strategies for minimising the impact of COVID-19, the CoMo Consortium brings together mathematical modellers, epidemiologists, health economists and public health experts from more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and South and North America.

New Head of the Department of Psychiatry – Professor Belinda Lennox

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Belinda Lennox has been welcomed to the role of Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and will take over leadership in October 2021.

RECOVERY trial finds aspirin does not improve survival for patients hospitalised with COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

The RECOVERY trial was established as a randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

Lack of maths education negatively affects adolescent brain and cognitive development

General Research

A new study suggests that not having any maths education after the age of 16 can be disadvantageous.

Iron deficiency anaemia in early pregnancy increases risk of heart defects, suggests new research

General Research

In animal models, iron deficient mothers had a greatly increased risk of having offspring with congenital heart disease (CHD).

Pfizer Maternal Covid-19 Vaccine Trial launch

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

The Pfizer Maternal Covid-19 Vaccine Trial has launched at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for women between 27-34 weeks pregnant. The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health’s team of doctors, research midwives and nurses are delivering this critical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the Pfizer vaccine in pregnant women.

EPSRC funds research to avert an antibiotics apocalypse

General Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute join a collaboration to find new ‘drug-free’ ways of treating illnesses where current treatments have become ineffective due to antibiotic resistance.

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