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COVID-19 phone apps shown to provide real-time information on the spread of infectious diseases

General Research

Researchers analysing data from mobile phone apps used during the COVID-19 pandemic found that digital contact tracing provides rich insights into epidemic dynamics with unprecedented resolution and speed, revealing how transmission varied by day of the week, gatherings during the 2021 Christmas period, and the UEFA Euro football tournament in July 2021

Oxford University research showcased at the 2024 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

General Public Engagement with Research

University of Oxford research will be on display at the Royal Society’s flagship public engagement event, the Summer Science Exhibition, which launches this year on Tuesday 2 July in central London. This historic annual event, which has been running for more than 200 years, expects to attract more than 10,000 visitors seeking the latest cutting-edge science.

Science Together celebrates a third year of community-led research collaborations

General Public Engagement with Research

Science Together hosts a Summer Celebration to recognise the seven community-led research collaborations formed over the last ten months through the Science Together engagement with research programme.

Major UK study reveals shifting trends and persistent challenges in heart disease over the last 20 years

General Research

A groundbreaking new study has shed light on how the landscape of heart disease has evolved in the UK over the past two decades. Researchers analyzed electronic health records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD GOLD and Aurum), encompassing a representative cohort of 22 million individuals. This included 1,650,052 people newly diagnosed with at least one cardiovascular disease (CVD) between 2000 and 2019, with an average age of 70.5 years, of whom 48% were women.

The Centre for Research Equity launches historic partnership to advance health equity in Northern Ireland

General Research

The Centre for Research Equity partners with Northern Ireland to advance health equity. This groundbreaking collaboration aims to improve health outcomes, reduce disparities, and ensure research benefits all communities through inclusive, community-driven approaches.

First UK trial of Deep Brain Stimulation for children with epilepsy begins

General Research

A teenager who is the first patient to take part in a UK clinical trial to use deep brain stimulation to treat epilepsy has seen his daytime seizures reduce by 80%.

Cholesterol-lowering drug slows progression of eye disease in people with diabetes

General Research

The LENS trial has demonstrated that fenofibrate, a drug usually used to lower cholesterol, reduces the risk of progression of diabetic retinopathy by 27%. The results were announced today at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions and published in NEJM Evidence.

Poor metabolic health linked to worse brain health

General Research

People with poor metabolic health are more likely to have memory and thinking problems and worse brain health, according to a new study by researchers at Nuffield Department of Population Health. The study is published in Diabetes Care, and is the largest study into metabolic and brain health to date

Members of the Medical Sciences Division recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Freddie Hamdy, Prof Rajesh Vasantlal Thakker, Prof Claudia Turner, Prof Paul Turner and Prof Rachel Upthegrove have been recognised and celebrated in the 2024 King's Birthday Honours list.

Study demonstrates how AI can develop more personalised cancer treatment strategies

General Research

University of Oxford researchers have leveraged the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop personalised cancer treatments which could be more effective at preventing patient relapse.

Glowing dye helps surgeons eradicate prostate cancer

General Research

A glowing marker dye that sticks to prostate cancer cells could help surgeons to remove them in real-time, according to a study led by the University of Oxford.

Sildenafil (‘Viagra’) improves brain blood flow and could help to prevent dementia

General Research

A new trial conducted by the University of Oxford reveals that sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, enhances blood flow to the brain and improves the function of brain blood vessels in patients at a heightened risk of vascular dementia.

PRINCIPLE and PANORAMIC teams honoured with prestigious Prix Galien Award

Awards and Appointments General

The teams behind the PRINCIPLE and PANORAMIC clinical trials, run in the Clinical Trials Unit at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, have been awarded the prestigious Prix Galien Best Public Sector Innovation Award 2024 for their work in conducting innovative, large-scale clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New small molecule found to suppress the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria

General Research

Researchers from the Ineos Oxford Institute for antimicrobial research (IOI) and the Department of Pharmacology at Oxford University, have developed a new small molecule that can suppress the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and make resistant bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics.

University of Oxford research receives £5 million funding boost from British Heart Foundation

General Research

Funding will support world-leading cardiovascular disease research.

Hiding in plain sight: study identifies cryptic disease-causing genetic variants not detected by standard testing

General Research

Researchers in Oxford have identified types of genetic variants that lead to a range of rare disease but are not picked up by standard genetic testing.

Transformative solutions to antibiotic resistance

General Research

More than 1.2 million people die each year as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. But this number could soon rise dramatically: as resistance spreads, an increasing number of infections are becoming harder – and sometimes impossible – to treat as antibiotics become less effective.

Academy of Medical Sciences elects eight Oxford researchers as new Fellows

Awards and Appointments General

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected eight University of Oxford biomedical and health scientists to its fellowship in 2024.

New Maternity Early Warning Score to be implemented across the NHS

General Research

Researchers in Oxford have developed a new maternity early warning score that is derived from patient data. The new system, which is being rolled out across the English NHS, will help healthcare providers identify and respond to signs of deterioration in pregnant women

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