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NMDAR-Antibody Encephalitis: A new clinical way to identify patients

NMDAR-Antibody Encephalitis: A new clinical way to identify patients

General Research

Paper published in Lancet Psychiatry may help with the accurate detection of this form of autoimmune encephalitis

DPhil student’s “unique and special work” wins prize at Washington Conference

DPhil student’s “unique and special work” wins prize at Washington Conference

Awards and Appointments Research

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has bestowed one of their highest honours, the SLAS Innovation Award 2019, on Cristian Soitu, a DPhil student at the University of Oxford.

World’s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

World’s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

Innovation Research

Researchers in Oxford have carried out the world’s first gene therapy operation to tackle the root cause of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the UK’s most common cause of sight loss.

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

General Research

Researchers from Department of Psychiatry (University of Oxford) and McGill University have found that cannabis use among adolescents is found to be associated with increased risk of depression and anxiety in adulthood.

Study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

Study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

General Research

The study by the University of Oxford’s Department of Oncology and Kennedy Institute, supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), suggests that pancreatic cancer can be categorised in terms of a person's own immune system.

New research to investigate role of blood-brain barrier in neurological conditions

New research to investigate role of blood-brain barrier in neurological conditions

Innovation Research

A new consortium of 27 partners coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences will tackle the challenge of discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

New technique to analyse cancer cells’ life history could help provide personalised cancer treatment

New technique to analyse cancer cells’ life history could help provide personalised cancer treatment

General Research

A team of researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University has developed a new technique that allows scientists to reliably track genetic errors in individual cancer cells, and find out how these might lead to uncontrollable growth.

New podcast series: Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children

New podcast series: Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children

General Research

A new series of programmes from the Department of Psychiatry covers assessment and then explores the ranges of interventions that can really help refugee children.

£4.5 million award for clinical research consortium to tackle the global threat of epidemic infectious diseases

£4.5 million award for clinical research consortium to tackle the global threat of epidemic infectious diseases

Awards and Appointments General

The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) has been awarded £4.5 million to accelerate clinical research to prevent illness and deaths from epidemic infectious diseases.

Scientists catch heartbeat ‘molecular switch’ in action

Scientists catch heartbeat ‘molecular switch’ in action

General Research

Oxford University Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers have developed a new method that uses a protein originally found in marine corals to visualise the flow of calcium that makes the heart beat.

10-Year Partnership with GenesisCare

10-Year Partnership with GenesisCare

General Innovation Research

GenesisCare and the University of Oxford establish innovative 10-year research partnership to improve diagnosis and care for people with cancer.

Ten-year outcomes of cardiac surgery trial published

Ten-year outcomes of cardiac surgery trial published

General Research

The ten-year outcomes of the Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART), conducted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

New grant from Cancer Research UK will help develop early detection methods for Oesophageal cancer

New grant from Cancer Research UK will help develop early detection methods for Oesophageal cancer

Awards and Appointments Research

Researchers from Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine have been awarded a Cancer Research UK Primer grant of £100,000 to study biomarkers for non-invasive early detection of oesophageal adencarcinoma.

People with chronic conditions are missing out on health management benefits of physical activity

People with chronic conditions are missing out on health management benefits of physical activity

General Research

A study of over 96,000 UK men and women, of average age 64.5 years, has found that those with chronic conditions are spending considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers, so are missing out on its health management benefits.

BDI to host EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Health Data Science

BDI to host EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Health Data Science

Awards and Appointments Research

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has funded a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Health Data Science at the University of Oxford. The Centre will be located within the Big Data Institute, and will play a leading role in training the next generation of health data scientists.

Fundamental advances in vascular development knowledge

Fundamental advances in vascular development knowledge

Research

Research carried out by the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics represents advances in vascular development knowledge.

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

Research

Research by the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging has identified two distinct parts of the human brain - the neocortex and the hippocampus (a part of the brain involved in higher-order brain functions) - which protect our memories from interfering with one another.

Natural Killer cells used to treat chronic pain by removing damaged nerves after injury

Natural Killer cells used to treat chronic pain by removing damaged nerves after injury

Research

An international collaboration of scientists, led by Alexander Davies and Simon Rinaldi from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, has found that specialised cells within the body’s immune system - Natural Killer cells - play a significant role in removing damaged nerve fibres.

Oxford University signs universal flu vaccine development deal with US startup BWV

Oxford University signs universal flu vaccine development deal with US startup BWV

Innovation Research

Oxford University, through its innovation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI), has entered into an option agreement for a universal influenza vaccine with US-based startup Blue Water Vaccines (BWV), which is raising $15m to support development of the flu shot.

Bad brakes

Bad brakes

Research

Researchers in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine identify a faulty molecular brake that interferes with heart muscle’s ability to contract and relax

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