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Launch of oxford bioescalator will strengthen region2019s bioscience ecosystem

Launch of Oxford BioEscalator will strengthen region’s bioscience ecosystem

Innovation

Baroness Nicola Blackwood of North Oxford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation, has officially opened the Oxford BioEscalator.

New maps could show how to beat malaria

New maps could show how to beat malaria

Research

New research published in The Lancet shows where the fight to defeat malaria is succeeding and where it has stalled. Two studies present the most comprehensive picture to date of the Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum parasites, which cause the majority of the world’s malaria burden.

Nuffield department of medicine researcher awarded 2019 lister prize

Nuffield Department of Medicine researcher awarded 2019 Lister Prize

Awards and Appointments General

Congratulations to Dr Ross Chapman who has been awarded a 2019 Lister Prize!

Identification of protective antibodies may be key to malaria vaccine

Identification of protective antibodies may be key to malaria vaccine

General Research

An Oxford-led study has identified the antibodies that may hold the key to creating the first effective vaccine against malaria infection in the blood.

Key insights into underlying mechanisms behind type 2 diabetes

Key insights into underlying mechanisms behind Type 2 diabetes

General Research

Research from Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics sheds light on a vicious cycle that causes specialised pancreatic cells to fail in their function to maintain healthy bloody sugar levels.

Bbc news big data can stop malaria outbreaks before they start

BBC News: Big data 'can stop malaria outbreaks before they start'

General Research

A ground-breaking study in Bangladesh co-lead by Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) has found that using data from mobile phone networks to track the movement of people across the country can help predict where outbreaks of diseases such as malaria are likely to occur, enabling health authorities to take preventative measures.

Need for better community engagement during global health emergencies

Need for better community engagement during global health emergencies

Engagement Opportunities General Research

Researchers from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities joined an international group of experts in community engagement for health research to identify urgent measures to foster involvement of local communities in emergency research, such as the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Prof jacobsen elected as embo member

Prof Sten Eirik W. Jacobsen elected as EMBO member

Awards and Appointments General

Many congratulations to Professor Jacobsen from MRC Molecular Haematology Unit and Radcliffe Department of Medicine, for this distinction, which recognises his research unravelling the haematopoietic roadmap.

How is a scientist made

How is a scientist made?

Engagement Opportunities General Research

In a new Medium article, Jacqueline Pumphrey interviews Sarah Finnegan, a postdoc working in the Breathe Oxford research group at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. As a teenager, Sarah visited the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, met lots of inspiring scientists, and wondered what it would take to get a job like theirs. This summer, she is leading her group’s own participation at the same prestigious exhibition, where she hopes to inspire the next generation.

Clinical guidelines for antidepressant dosage must reflect the evidence

Clinical guidelines for antidepressant dosage must reflect the evidence

General Research

New analysis shows the lower range of the licensed dose of the most commonly used second-generation antidepressants achieves the optimal balance between efficacy, tolerability and acceptability in the acute treatment of adults with major depression.

Government investment in health research benefits wider economy study finds

Government investment in health research benefits wider economy, study finds

General Research

A study including researchers in Nuffield Department of Population Health has found that government investment in healthcare research is good for the wider economy.

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 queen2019s birthday honours

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Awards and Appointments General

The pioneering work of members of the University has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Brake on dna damage repair pathway discovered

Brake on DNA damage repair pathway discovered

General Research

Researchers in the Department of Biochemistry have identified a new layer of control of the Fanconi anaemia pathway that repairs a harmful form of DNA damage.

Iron deficiency linked with cardiovascular disease

Iron deficiency linked with cardiovascular disease

General Research

A new discovery on how iron deficiency affects the vasculature of the lung could hold the key to improving treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Technology can transform global health and education but its no silver bullet

Technology can transform global health and education, but it's no silver bullet

General Research

New report offers a blueprint for prudent investments in technology, through which governments can create effective and fair health and education services.

Msd business development team shortlisted in 2019 knowledge exchange awards

MSD Business Development team shortlisted in 2019 Knowledge Exchange Awards

Awards and Appointments General Innovation

The MSD Business Development & Partnering team have been shortlisted in the PraxisAuril and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 2019 Knowledge Exchange Awards, in the category of 'Knowledge Exchange Team of the Year'.

Massive sequencing study links rare dna alterations to type 2 diabetes

Massive sequencing study links rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes

General Research

Scientists in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) have identified new genetic targets for disease research and potentially drug development.

New research advances our understanding of vascular development

New research advances our understanding of vascular development

General Research

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Dr Oliver Stone’s paper “Paraxial mesoderm is the major source of lymphatic endothelium” published in Developmental Cell reveals the earliest known step in the formation of the lymphatic vasculature.

Having trouble sleeping try gardening

Having trouble sleeping? Try gardening

General Research

Until September BBC Gardeners’ World magazine is running a monthly feature ‘Grow Yourself Healthy’. The May issue focuses on how gardens and gardening can improve sleep, and featured Julie Darbyshire, researcher for the University of Oxford Critical Care Research Group (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences), alongside other sleep researchers and experts, discussing the benefits of gardening ahead of the RHS flagship flower show in Chelsea.

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