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Oxford medical researchers win prestigious national awards

Oxford medical researchers win prestigious national awards

Awards and Appointments General

Several outstanding health researchers in Oxford have been recognised in a prestigious national competition.

All antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults, concludes study

All antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults, concludes study

Research

Meta-analysis led by Dr Andrea Cipriani (Department of Psychiatry) of 522 trials includes the largest amount of unpublished data to date, and finds that antidepressants are more effective than placebo for short-term treatment of acute depression in adults.

Biomedical Imaging AIMday announced

Biomedical Imaging AIMday announced

Events Innovation

On Thursday 19 April, Oxford University will play host to an AIMday focused on Biomedical Imaging, which is at the heart of much of the clinical and biomedical research conducted at the University.

Nicola Blackwood and Jonathan Flint join OUI

Nicola Blackwood and Jonathan Flint join OUI

Innovation

The innovation arm of Oxford University gains impact at board level with the addition of the former Minister for Public Health and Innovation and the former Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments.

Settlers Exhibition launches at the Oxford Museum of Natural History

Settlers Exhibition launches at the Oxford Museum of Natural History

Engagement Opportunities General

The latest exhibition at the Museum of Natural History traces patterns revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography to tell the dynamic story of Britain’s ever-changing population.

Oxford named as one of six sites to receive funding to transform health through data science

Oxford named as one of six sites to receive funding to transform health through data science

General Innovation

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK, including the University of Oxford, to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

Viewing ourselves and others through ‘rose-tinted glasses’

Viewing ourselves and others through ‘rose-tinted glasses’

Research

Humans can be 'vicariously optimistic' for those we care about, enabling us to view our own lives - and those of our friends and family - through ‘rose-tinted glasses’.

Home-based treatment for postnatal depression helps child development

Home-based treatment for postnatal depression helps child development

Research

Intensive, home-based and effective treatment of postnatal depression has been shown to be associated with positive child development.

Oxford Sparks success for Medical Sciences researchers

Oxford Sparks success for Medical Sciences researchers

Engagement Opportunities General

Researchers from the Division win Oxford Sparks competition to have an animation created about research into Alzheimer's disease.

It’s time to make genetic surveillance part of regional malaria elimination policies

It’s time to make genetic surveillance part of regional malaria elimination policies

Research

Researchers show that genetic surveillance can detect drug resistance years before the first warning signs appear in clinics—and help to answer crucial questions about how resistance emerges and spreads.

Persistent, severe postnatal depression impacts children’s development

Persistent, severe postnatal depression impacts children’s development

Research

Postnatal depression which persists beyond six months after birth and is severe, increases the risk of children exhibiting behavioural problems, achieving lower GCSE mathematics grades at 16 years and having depression at 18 years of age.

NHS mental health services to offer virtual reality treatment

NHS mental health services to offer virtual reality treatment

Innovation

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) awarded £4 million to enable state-of-the-art psychological therapy to be delivered via virtual reality (VR) in the NHS, in a project that brings together a team of NHS trusts, universities, a mental health charity, the Royal College of Art, and a University of Oxford spin-out company.

First in a new series of interdepartmental MedSci Graduate events

First in a new series of interdepartmental MedSci Graduate events

General

At the end of 2017 the first of a new series of Interdepartmental Medical Sciences Graduate events took place, organised by former and current graduate student representatives from a number of different departments in the Division.

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Innovation

Experts in Med Tech Regulation and Surgical Technologies join the Medical Sciences Division Industry Experts in Residence Scheme.

Should flu symptoms be treated with antivirals in primary care?

Should flu symptoms be treated with antivirals in primary care?

Research

2,000 people have been recruited into the world’s largest clinical trial to test the clinical and cost effectiveness of the controversial flu drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in primary care. The trial aims to clear up the widespread uncertainty over whether people with flu symptoms should be treated with antiviral drugs in the community.

Progress in clinical research in surgery and IDEAL

Progress in clinical research in surgery and IDEAL

Research

A team led by Peter McCulloch, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences professor and Chair of IDEAL, has examined how surgical research has improved in the last two decades and whether the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations have contributed.

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