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University of oxford celebrate successful bids for wellcome trust phd programmes

University of Oxford celebrate successful bids for Wellcome Trust PhD programmes

Awards and Appointments General

Three new funded schemes from the Medical Science Division and MPLS Division have been awarded a four-year PhD programmes in science by the Wellcome Trust.

How can evolutionary biology help to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria

How can evolutionary biology help to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria?

General Research

In a new Oxford Science Blog, Craig MacLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at Oxford's Department of Zoology, explains how evolutionary biology can help us to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

General Research

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life.

Heart rate and blood pressure changes during pregnancy are less dramatic than previously thought

Heart rate and blood pressure changes during pregnancy are less dramatic than previously thought

General Research

New analysis from over 36,000 healthy women in 20 countries suggests that physiological changes during pregnancy may not be as dramatic as traditionally taught. However, average blood pressures do appear to be increasing year on year.

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity

General Research

Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks, suggests a study published by The BMJ.

Genes associated with left handedness linked with shape of the brains language regions

Genes associated with left-handedness linked with shape of the brain's language regions

General Research

A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture. The study linked these genetic differences with the connections between areas of the brain related to language.

Ai technology can predict heart attacks

AI technology can predict heart attacks

General Research

Researchers in Radcliffe Department of Medicine have developed a heart ‘fingerprint’ to tailor personalised treatment for people at high risk of deadly heart attack.

Menopausal hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk for years

Menopausal hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk for years

General Research

An international collaboration, using data from more than 100,000 women with breast cancer from 58 epidemiological studies worldwide, has found that using menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and that some increased risk persists for more than a decade after use stops.

Naturally occurring compound spermidine boosts vaccine responses in old mice

Naturally occurring compound spermidine boosts vaccine responses in old mice

Research

A new study by Kennedy Institute's Professor Katja Simon, and colleagues published in Molecular Cell shows that spermidine, a naturally occurring metabolite found in most human cell types, boosts antibody production in both old mice and immune cells from the elderly.

In the right place

In the right place …

General

In this blog post, Department of Oncology's Martin Christlieb tells us how his department took their science to nearby supermarkets to help engage the local community, and thank them for their support.

Lord of the flies competition breeds a better ejaculate

Lord of the flies: competition breeds a better ejaculate

General Innovation

Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered that male fruit flies adjust their seminal fluid depending on the levels of competition from other males.

British packaged food crowned the healthiest in the world

British packaged food crowned the healthiest in the world

General Research

A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged foods and drinks, the UK tops the charts, with the USA in 2nd place and Australia coming in at 3rd.

Mobile malaria project team complete their journey across sub saharan africa

Mobile Malaria Project team complete their journey across sub-Saharan Africa

General Research

The Mobile Malaria Project team crossed four countries in a specially converted version of a Land Rover Discovery SUV. They successfully tested the latest portable genetic sequencing technology in remote off-grid locations for the first time – even generating data for their partners while driving.

Two oxford students shortlisted for the 2019 max perutz science writing award

Three Oxford students shortlisted for the 2019 Max Perutz Science Writing Award

Awards and Appointments General

Twelve outstanding articles have been shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, including articles from three Medical Sciences DPhil students.

Mri assisted biopsies more effective at identifying prostate cancer that needs treatment than standard biopsies

MRI assisted biopsies more effective at identifying prostate cancer that needs treatment than standard biopsies

Research

Using MRI scans to target biopsies is more effective at detecting prostate cancers that are likely to need treatment than standard ultrasound guided biopsies alone, according to research published on 7 August in JAMA Network Open. The research, led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Universities of Bristol, Ottawa, Exeter and Oxford, combined the results from seven studies covering 2,582 patients.

Rdm image is supporters favourite in bhf image competition

RDM image is supporters favourite in BHF image competition

Awards and Appointments General

An image from Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers has been voted the supporters favourite in the annual British Heart Foundation 'Reflection of Research' image competition.

Aimday in healthy ageing registration for academics now open

AIMday in Healthy Ageing - registration for academics now open

Events Innovation Research

Are you an academic interested in finding out how your knowledge can be used to solve industry challenges? Would you like to widen your network? Meet potential collaborators / future employees? Gain insights into relevant funding schemes? If you answer YES to any of the above, now is the time to register for the AIMday in Healthy Ageing.

Oxford university sensyne health evotec and osi create new partnership called lab10x to accelerate data driven drug discovery powered by ai

Oxford University, Sensyne Health, Evotec and OSI create new partnership called LAB10x to accelerate data-driven drug discovery powered by AI

Innovation Research

LAB10x aims to accelerate the commercialisation of the next generation of digital therapeutics and data-driven drug discovery from clinical artificial intelligence research and digital health innovations at Oxford University.

Shedding light on the brain the dawn of optogenetics

Shedding light on the brain: the dawn of optogenetics

General Research

A new Medium article from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics chronicles Gero Miesenböck's seminal research into optogenetics, starting at his eureka moment some 20 years ago.

Oxford spinout company launched to diagnose alzheimers disease from mri scans

Oxford spinout company launched to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease from MRI scans

Innovation Research

Oxford Brain Diagnostics, a spinout from Oxford University, has been launched to deliver a new method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease from MRI scans.

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