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Woman of the Future Award for Science

Awards and Appointments General

Rachel Tanner, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Jenner Institute (Nuffield Department of Medicine) has been awarded the 2019 'Woman of the Future Award for Science'

Gene therapy trial for Huntington’s disease under way in Oxford

Clinical Trials General Research

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience’s Associate Professor Andrea Nemeth is leading the Oxford part of a gene therapy trial for Hungtinton’s disease.

Bright Sparks in Vaccinology

Awards and Appointments General

Double success for The Jenner Institute (Nuffield Department of Medicine) at the International Society for Vaccines (ISV) 2019 Annual Congress.

New Oxford Sparks animation: How do unborn babies and mothers communicate via the placenta?

General Research

The placenta is a fascinating organ, which allows communication between mother and foetus through the release of bubble-like vesicles. Could the messages within these vesicles provide an early warning of diseases such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia? Scientists in the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health are finding out.

Study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

General Research

An international research collaboration led by researchers from the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford has identified the biological mechanism through which a genetic variant protects against type 2 diabetes.

International neglect of typhoid outside rich countries threatens a new global health emergency

General Research

The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from the Oxford Martin School in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Research Spotlight: ‘I want to get high enough up the chain to pull others over the wall with me’

General Research

Continuing their series celebrating ‘amazing people at Oxford who you should know about’, The Oxford ScienceBlog talks to Dayne Beccano-Kelly, an electrophysiologist and a Career Development Fellow in Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre, in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.

Plant-based foods are good for both health and the environment

General Research

New analysis by researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Minnesota has identified a range of ‘win-win’ foods that both improve human health and have a low impact on the environment.

Oxford-led doctoral training partnership to offer over 175 graduate scholarships in the biosciences

Awards and Appointments Innovation Research

The University of Oxford and its partner organisations have been awarded funding that will support the training of over 175 bioscience graduate students as part of £170 million investment in bioscience by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation).

NIH-OxCam: a graduate student's journey to Oxford

General Research

Stewart Humble, Postgraduate Student in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) shares the story of his journey to Oxford and what he has discovered here.

First participant arrives for screening as part of Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study

Research Volunteer Opportunities

Researchers in Oxford have begun screening participants in DPUK’s Deep and Frequent Phenotyping (DFP) study – the world’s most detailed study into early Alzheimer’s disease.

Research Spotlight for Black History Month: Pavandeep Rai


October is Black History Month, which is celebrated nationwide every year to recognise the contributions that people from BAME backgrounds have made to this country.

Plus ça change: pharmaceutical spending in the NHS


In advance of the 'Reflections on 60th anniversary of the Hinchliffe Report' Symposium, Liz Morrell, Senior Researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) explores the discussion of the report in parliament in a new Oxford Science Blog.

New Oxford Sparks animation: Can we make a sensor that can match a sniffer dog?

Engagement Opportunities General Research

A new Oxford Sparks animation 'Can we make a sensor that can match a sniffer dog?' we learn about chemiresistive sensors, a new type of sensor that may be able to match the noses of our furry friends.

Teaching Excellence Awards 2019

Awards and Appointments General

The 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards have been celebrated in a ceremony at Merton College on Wednesday 23 October. The ceremony was hosted by the Head of Division, Professor Gavin Screaton, the Deputy Head of Division (Education), Professor David Vaux, and the Head of Education Policy and Planning, Jane Dale.

Obesity linked to broader range of leading killers

General Research

Research from Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM), Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) and The George Institute for Global Health UK has found that obesity is now linked to broader range of leading killers, with women and men showing different patterns of risk

How our brains remember things depends upon how we learn them

General Research

Oxford University researchers have discovered that learnt knowledge is stored in different brain circuits depending on how we acquire it.

Promising therapy for common form of eczema identified in early-stage trial

General Research

A therapy that targets the immune system showed promise for treating atopic dermatitis – the most common form of eczema – in a small proof-of-concept trial, led by scientists from the MRC HIU.

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