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Professor Mina Fazel appointed Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Awards and Appointments General

She will lead the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry research group, aiming to better understand how to prevent mental health difficulties in children and young people and how best to support them and their families

New heart disease calculator could save lives by identifying high-risk patients missed by current tools

General Research

Collaborative research, led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS) and published today in Nature Medicine, has developed a new tool called QR4 that more accurately predicts an individual's 10-year risk of cardiovascular diseases, like heart disease and stroke, particularly identifying high-risk patients that current prediction tools miss.

New trial using skin patches as an ‘early warning system’ to spot lung transplant rejection

General Research

A new trial, SENTINEL, is set to investigate if skin patches can be used as an early warning system to identify if lung transplants are being rejected, so treatment can begin sooner, reducing the chance of longer lasting organ damage.

Serum Institute of India and University of Oxford strike landmark licensing agreement for Meningitis-B vaccine

General Innovation Research

Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SIIPL), in collaboration with the University of Oxford, is developing a novel solution for Men-B disease, advancing global accessibility to life-saving vaccines.

Breakthrough aerosol human infection model gives hope for future tuberculosis vaccine development

General Research

University of Oxford researchers have for the first time established a controlled human infection model for tuberculosis (TB) that infects people via the lungs – the way TB enters the body.

Study challenges conventional understanding of household air pollution's impact on fetal growth

General Research

In a ground-breaking study published today in Lancet Global Health, researchers present findings challenging conventional wisdom regarding the impact of household air pollution on fetal growth. The study, conducted in 3200 households across resource-poor settings in Guatemala, India, Rwanda, and Peru, focused on assessing the effects of reducing personal exposures to household air pollution on fetal growth in a randomized controlled trial.

DPAG Retains Top Spot in QS World University Rankings for Anatomy and Physiology


In the QS World University Rankings for 2024, DPAG has once again secured first position for Anatomy and Physiology. This achievement marks the seventh time in the last eight years that Oxford has claimed the top spot in this prestigious ranking.

Ludwig Oxford NDM leadership fellow awarded Lee Placito Research Fellowship

Awards and Appointments General Research

Ludwig Oxford’s Francesco Boccellato has received the prestigious Lee Placito Research Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Cancer

Oxford awarded £9m for the next generation of cancer experts

Awards and Appointments General Research

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has awarded £9m to the University of Oxford, to support the next generation of doctors and scientists to bring novel cancer treatments to patients.

Blood tests for diagnosing dementia a step closer

General Research

The University of Oxford is part of country-wide trials to identify accurate and quick blood tests that can diagnose dementia.

Careful who you believe: University of Oxford leads celebration of hoaxes for April Fools’ Day


April Fakes Day 2024 explores the potential for fakes to reveal hidden truths, as several museums display well known and obscure fakes.

Can we truly align AI with human values? - Q&A with Brian Christian


Brian Christian is an acclaimed American author and researcher who explores the human and societal implications of computer science. His bestselling books include ‘The Most Human Human’ (2011), ‘Algorithms to Live By’ (2016), and ‘The Alignment Problem’ (2021), the latter of which The New York Times said ‘If you’re going to read one book on artificial intelligence, this is the one.’ He holds a degree from Brown University in computer science and philosophy and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. Here, Brian talks about the latest chapter of his career journey: starting a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford to grapple with the challenge of designing AI programs that truly align with human values.

Colistin resistant bacteria found in mothers and newborn babies in Nigeria

General Research

Researchers from the Ineos Oxford Institute for antimicrobial research (IOI) and Cardiff University have found evidence that bacteria resistant to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic, were present in mothers and babies under a week old in Nigeria in 2016, despite limited clinical use of colistin at that time in the country. The findings have been published in Nature Communications.

Risk factors for faster aging in the brain revealed in new study

General Research

Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford have used data from UK Biobank participants to reveal that diabetes, traffic-related air pollution and alcohol intake are the most harmful out of 15 modifiable risk factors for dementia

Fire and Wire podcast: Oxford women making a global impact


This International Women's Day (8 March), Professor Irene Tracey sat down with women from across the University who are making a global impact with their work.

New funding for development of world's first lung cancer vaccine

General Research

Researchers at the University of Oxford, the Francis Crick Institute and University College London have been granted £1.7 million of funding from Cancer Research UK and the CRIS Cancer Foundation to develop a lung cancer vaccine.

Celebrating collaboration and resilience: The PRINCIPLE PANORAMIC art exhibition

Clinical Trials Events General

Celebrate the resilience and collaboration behind Oxford's groundbreaking PANORAMIC and PRINCIPLE COVID-19 trials through "The PANORAMIC PRINCIPLE" exhibition. Artist Tanya Poole's powerful portraits honour the diverse array of participants, researchers, and medical professionals whose inclusive efforts set global benchmarks and transformed lives. An inspiring tribute to human determination in the face of adversity.

Funding to compare imaging modalities for liver cancer detection

General Research

The DeLIVER early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma research team will evaluate non-contrast-enhanced MRI and compare it to standard of care ultrasound in a cohort of patients under surveillance for liver cancer.

New trial to study how the human immune system adapts to ‘tolerate’ malaria parasites

General Research

Scientists at the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh have launched a pioneering study that examines how the immune system responds to repeated malaria infections. The BIO-004 study is being run in partnership between the Department of Biochemistry (Draper Lab, based in the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery), the University of Edinburgh (Spence Lab, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research) and the Oxford Vaccine Group (part of the Department of Paediatrics). BIO-004 will provide a unique insight into how the immune system adapts over the first few malaria infections of life, learning to tolerate malaria parasites and developing natural immunity to severe illness.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated food images look tastier than real ones

General Research

Researchers have announced an intriguing discovery – consumers generally prefer Artificial Intelligence (AI)-generated images of food over real food images, especially when they are unaware of their true nature. The new findings have been published in Food Quality and Preference.

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