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Mobile malaria project team complete their journey across sub saharan africa

Mobile Malaria Project team complete their journey across sub-Saharan Africa

General Research

The Mobile Malaria Project team crossed four countries in a specially converted version of a Land Rover Discovery SUV. They successfully tested the latest portable genetic sequencing technology in remote off-grid locations for the first time – even generating data for their partners while driving.

Mri scans improve prostate cancer detection

MRI scans improve prostrate cancer detection

General Research

Using MRI scans to target biopsies is more effective at detecting prostate cancers that are likely to need treatment than standard ultrasound guided biopsies alone, according to research published in JAMA Network Open.

Two oxford students shortlisted for the 2019 max perutz science writing award

Three Oxford students shortlisted for the 2019 Max Perutz Science Writing Award

Awards and Appointments General

Twelve outstanding articles have been shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, including articles from three Medical Sciences DPhil students.

Mri assisted biopsies more effective at identifying prostate cancer that needs treatment than standard biopsies

MRI assisted biopsies more effective at identifying prostate cancer that needs treatment than standard biopsies

Research

Using MRI scans to target biopsies is more effective at detecting prostate cancers that are likely to need treatment than standard ultrasound guided biopsies alone, according to research published on 7 August in JAMA Network Open. The research, led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Universities of Bristol, Ottawa, Exeter and Oxford, combined the results from seven studies covering 2,582 patients.

Rdm image is supporters favourite in bhf image competition

RDM image is supporters favourite in BHF image competition

Awards and Appointments General

An image from Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers has been voted the supporters favourite in the annual British Heart Foundation 'Reflection of Research' image competition.

Aimday in healthy ageing registration for academics now open

AIMday in Healthy Ageing - registration for academics now open

Events Innovation Research

Are you an academic interested in finding out how your knowledge can be used to solve industry challenges? Would you like to widen your network? Meet potential collaborators / future employees? Gain insights into relevant funding schemes? If you answer YES to any of the above, now is the time to register for the AIMday in Healthy Ageing.

Oxford university sensyne health evotec and osi create new partnership called lab10x to accelerate data driven drug discovery powered by ai

Oxford University, Sensyne Health, Evotec and OSI create new partnership called LAB10x to accelerate data-driven drug discovery powered by AI

Innovation Research

LAB10x aims to accelerate the commercialisation of the next generation of digital therapeutics and data-driven drug discovery from clinical artificial intelligence research and digital health innovations at Oxford University.

Shedding light on the brain the dawn of optogenetics

Shedding light on the brain: the dawn of optogenetics

General Research

A new Medium article from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics chronicles Gero Miesenböck's seminal research into optogenetics, starting at his eureka moment some 20 years ago.

Oxford spinout company launched to diagnose alzheimers disease from mri scans

Oxford spinout company launched to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease from MRI scans

Innovation Research

Oxford Brain Diagnostics, a spinout from Oxford University, has been launched to deliver a new method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease from MRI scans.

Clinical researchers at oxford university announce new collaboration with janssen to detect blood cancers sooner

Clinical researchers at Oxford University announce new collaboration with Janssen to detect blood cancers sooner

Innovation Research

The new 7-year research collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) will study patients at higher risk of developing certain types of blood cancers that arise from the immune system, such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and multiple myeloma, to identify markers that could be used to predict who will go on to develop symptomatic disease.

New head for nuffield department of clinical neurosciences professor kevin talbot

New Head for Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences: Professor Kevin Talbot

Awards and Appointments General

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences welcomes new Head of Department, Professor Kevin Talbot.

Better research for better health university of oxford and fiocruz partner to improve health research and capacity development globally

Better Research for Better Health: University of Oxford and Fiocruz partner to improve health research and capacity development globally

General Innovation Research

A new strategic partnership between Fiocruz and The Global Health Network will amplify the impact of Fiocruz’s health research and capacity development initiatives by promoting research capacity building across Portuguese-speaking countries, and enabling research findings from the Zika outbreak to benefit public health worldwide.

Smartphone test predicts how symptoms develop in parkinson2019s

Smartphone test predicts how symptoms develop in Parkinson’s

General Research

Researchers in Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences have found that a simple test carried out on a smartphone can help to predict future change in people in the early stages of Parkinson’s.

Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care

Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care

General Research

A scheme that pays hospitals to deliver high quality care has been shown to improve the outcomes for patients with broken hips in England.

Six new fellowships funded by celgene as part of a commitment to translational medicine at oxford

Six new Fellowships funded by Celgene as part of a commitment to translational medicine at Oxford

Awards and Appointments Innovation Research

Six new Oxford-Celgene Fellowships will support postdoctoral researchers and clinicians across six departments within the Medical Sciences Division, providing an opportunity for them to gain exposure to the field of commercial drug discovery and development. The new Fellowships represent an additional investment of £3M into the University.

Launch of comprehensive public health facility inventory for sub saharan africa

Launch of comprehensive public health facility inventory for sub-Saharan Africa

General Research

KWTRP has launched a dataset of comprehensive public health facilities from 50 countries in sub- Saharan Africa. This new dataset locates health facilities in relation to the communities they are intended to serve, to help ensure that services are accessible to the right populations and that no one is geographically marginalized from essential services. This is critical for attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on good health and wellbeing.

Understanding the role of little known gene in regulating metabolism

Understanding the role of little known gene in regulating metabolism

General Research

Thousands of genes are involved in the regulation of our day-to-day metabolism and relatively little is understood about their function. One key protein, an ABC Transporter called ABCC5, has recently been predicted to be a susceptibility gene for Type 2 diabetes. In a new study selected as Editor's Choice in Obesity, Associate Professor Heidi de Wet has confirmed ABCC5's role in energy metabolism and identified the mechanism behind its metabolic impact for the first time.

Rapidly spreading multidrug resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast asia

Rapidly spreading multidrug-resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast Asia

General Research

A rapidly evolving multi-drug resistant lineage of P. falciparum malaria parasites continues to spread in South East Asia, leading to alarmingly high treatment failure rates in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam for DHA-piperaquine, one of the world’s most important anti-malaria drugs.

Novel cellular oxygen sensor discovered

Novel cellular oxygen sensor discovered

General Research

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has discovered a previously overlooked oxygen sensor in animal cells that functions very much like one used by plants. The discovery could open new approaches to treating cancer and many other diseases.

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