Raising 'good' cholesterol fails to protect against heart disease

Raising 'good' cholesterol fails to protect against heart disease

Research

Raising so-called 'good' cholesterol by blocking a key protein involved in its metabolism does not protect against heart disease or stroke, according to a large genetic study of 150,000 Chinese adults published in the journal JAMA Cardiology.

Oxford iGEM team wins Gold medal and Award for Best Diagnostics Project

Oxford iGEM team wins Gold medal and Award for Best Diagnostics Project

Awards and Appointments General

The 2017 Oxford University iGEM team have just returned from the competition in Boston with not only a Gold medal but also the extremely competitive award for Best Diagnostics Project in the Undergraduate category. In addition they were nominated for five further awards for best presentation, wiki, model, integrated human practices and best applied design.

Kevin Marsh Wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Kevin Marsh Wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Awards and Appointments General

Kevin Marsh, Director of the Africa Oxford Initiative, Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Senior Advisor at the African Academy of Sciences has been selected to receive a Drexel Prize for scientific excellence.

Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year

Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year

General

Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the seventh consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Breast cancer study suggests review of treatment length

Breast cancer study suggests review of treatment length

Research

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, funded by Cancer Research UK, has found that the risk of breast cancer recurring persists undiminished for at least 20 years after diagnosis, suggesting that hormonal treatments should continue for even longer to reduce the risk of late recurrence.

Triple win for Oxford at the RCPsych Awards 2017

Triple win for Oxford at the RCPsych Awards 2017

Awards and Appointments Staff

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and University of Oxford praised as leaders in their field by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Teaching Excellence Awards announced

Teaching Excellence Awards announced

Awards and Appointments Staff

The 2017 round of Teaching Excellence Awards have been celebrated in a ceremony hosted by Professor Gavin Screaton (Head of Division), Professor David Vaux (Associate Head of Division - Education), and Ms Jane Dale (Senior Assistant Registrar - Education).

Protein antibiotic hijacks iron transporter to kill bacterial cells

Protein antibiotic hijacks iron transporter to kill bacterial cells

Research

A group of researchers led by Colin Kleanthous in the Department of Biochemistry has shown for the first time how a toxin released by bacteria delivers its toxic payload into cells.

Oxford-Mahidol collaboration shortlisted for Newton Prize

Oxford-Mahidol collaboration shortlisted for Newton Prize

Awards and Appointments Research

A collaboration between the University of Oxford and Thailand’s Mahidol University has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Newton Prize for its project aiming to understand the early stages of scrub typhus in Thailand.

Silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords

Silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords

Innovation Research

Modified silk from Asian wild silkworms could be used in a strategy to repair damaged spinal cords, according to scientists from the universities of Aberdeen and Oxford.

Study raises possibility of vaccines against allergies and Alzheimer’s

Study raises possibility of vaccines against allergies and Alzheimer’s

Research

Researchers at the Universities of Dundee and Oxford have shown how combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Dolphin brains show signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dolphin brains show signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Research

Study suggests Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 diabetes might both be the price of a longer lifespan, with altered insulin function the common cause.

Newton workshop to build data management skills and network for early career researchers

Research

Responding to the growing mandate for researchers to share their clinical data, WWARN is joining with partners to host a 3-day workshop in January sponsored by the British Council’s Newton Researcher Links Programme in order to develop the skills and network needed to produce high quality data capable of maximising the impact of initial findings.

Researchers target ‘undruggable’ cancers

Researchers target ‘undruggable’ cancers

Innovation Research

A new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be ‘undruggable’, has been discovered through an alliance between industry and academia.

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

Research

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

British Heart Foundation awards £7.6 million to Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre

British Heart Foundation awards £7.6 million to Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre

Awards and Appointments Research

The British Heart Foundation has awarded a total of £7.6 million to research programmes at the world-leading Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Oxford University scientist developing new treatments to tackle breast cancer that has spread to the brain

Oxford University scientist developing new treatments to tackle breast cancer that has spread to the brain

Research

Professor Nicola Sibson of the Department of Oncology has been awarded a grant worth almost £200,000 by research charity Breast Cancer Now to fund cutting-edge research to uncover novel treatment combinations to control breast cancer that has spread to the brain.

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