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Knee OA guidance for clinicians simplified and streamlined

Research

Researchers review the similarities and differences between OARSI and ESCEO 2019 guidelines for the management of knee OA and provide a narrative to help steer health-care providers through the complexities of non-surgical management of the disease.

Breast cancer study wins 2020 ONS Research Excellence Award

Awards and Appointments General Research

Dr Gurdeep Mannu from the Nuffield Department of Population Health has won the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Award for a study which highlighted early risk factors for breast cancer patients.

Understanding the physics of the immune response necessitates new technology

General Research

Professor Marco Fritzsche has joined the Kennedy Institute as the Principal Investigator of the Biophysical Immunology Laboratory (BPI), as part of a joint appointment with the Rosalind Franklin Institute. His lab is leading the development of a lattice light sheet microscope that will significantly advance the study of live cells.

Minimal risk of catching COVID-19 as a result of endoscopy, study finds

Coronavirus COVID-19 Research

More than 6,000 patients who underwent endoscopy at 18 NHS hospitals since the start of pandemic have been tested and none contracted COVID as a result of the procedure, a study involving clinicians from Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has found.

100 Years of Oxford Degrees for Women in DPAG

General

Meet four of Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetic's (DPAG) female graduate students as the department joins celebrations for the Centenary of women making history at Oxford.

Global clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine resume

Clinical Trials Coronavirus COVID-19 Research

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has today authorised a restart of clinical trials of the ChAdOx1 nCov-2019 Oxford coronavirus vaccine in the USA following the trials restarting in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and Japan.

University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute appoints first Bvlgari Scholars

Awards and Appointments General

Bvlgari and the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute announce the next stage of their pledge to build a pandemic-free future by awarding the inaugural Bvlgari Scholarships.

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine follows its programmed genetic instructions, independent analysis finds

Clinical Trials Coronavirus COVID-19 Research

A team at Bristol University has used recently developed techniques to validate that the vaccine accurately follows the genetic instructions programmed into it by the Oxford team.

Major milestone in Biochemistry completion

General

The completion of the Biochemistry building reached a symbolic milestone in early October, with the unification of the building’s two phases

CD2 corolla calls T cells to arms

General Research

A team from the University of Oxford has visualised how key cells of the immune system lock onto cancerous or infected cells to destroy them. The work was led by the Mike Dustin’s group at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and experts in colorectal and ovarian cancers from across Oxford and computational biologists at the University of Birmingham.

Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian Community

Clinical Trials Coronavirus COVID-19 Research

Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.

New risk model estimates likelihood of hospitalisation or death from COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

A new risk model, developed by UK researchers to predict a person’s risk of being admitted to hospital and dying from Covid-19 has been published by The BMJ

‘Junk’ DNA could be rewiring our brains

General Research

A new study by neuroscientists at the University of Oxford shows that mobile genetic elements that were active in the genomes of our ancestors could be closely linked to important functions in our brain and might help diversify our behaviour, cognition and emotions.

The transient blueprint of the brain

General Research

Transient neurones match the spontaneous and sensory driven activities to shape cortical circuits: a landmark collaborative review published in Science from Professor Zoltán Molnár, Professor Patrick Kanold and Professor Heiko Luhmann.

New study reveals medium-term impact of COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

Initial findings from a study looking at the longer-term impact of COVID-19 has found that a large proportion COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital were still experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression two to three months after contracting the virus.

Review of proposed FDA regulation reveals the extent of financial ties to industry

General Research

A review of public comments on a proposed FDA regulatory framework, for modifications to artificial intelligence and machine learning-based software as a medical device, has found that 63% came from parties with financial ties to industry, and that the majority, 86% did not cite any scientific evidence.

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