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Rare cancer could be caught early using simple blood tests

Rare cancer could be caught early using simple blood tests

Research

A pioneering study into myeloma, a rare cancer, could lead to GPs using simple blood tests to improve early diagnosis.

Partnership launched to develop cystic fibrosis gene therapy

Partnership launched to develop cystic fibrosis gene therapy

General Innovation

Experts at Oxford are teaming up with leading figures from industry to advance development of a gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.

Drug and alcohol abuse medications shown to improve patients’ lives

Drug and alcohol abuse medications shown to improve patients’ lives

Research

Commonly used medications for alcohol and opioid addictions have been shown for the first time to reduce the risk of suicidal behaviour and accidental overdose.

The Big Brain Roadshow visits local schools

The Big Brain Roadshow visits local schools

Engagement Opportunities General

In July 2018, researchers from Oxford University’s Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (including a number of Experimental Psychologists) visited local schools to share their research into the brain with Key Stage 3 pupils.

Outstanding work showcased at DPhil Day

Outstanding work showcased at DPhil Day

General

The MSD DPhil Day is an annual symposium showcasing the best student work from across the largest division of the University of Oxford. This year was no exception, and on Friday 20th July students from a wide range of scientific backgrounds came together to display their work to a uniquely broad audience.

Malaria’s ticking time bomb

Malaria’s ticking time bomb

General Research

Scientists are racing to stamp out the disease in Southeast Asia before unstoppable strains spread.

Which medications prevent emergency hospital admissions?

Which medications prevent emergency hospital admissions?

General Research

Niklas Bobrovitz, a PhD candidate in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and an honorary fellow at the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, writes about his latest research into the medications that can reduce emergency hospital admissions.

Soapbox Science returns to Oxford

Soapbox Science returns to Oxford

Engagement Opportunities General

Soapbox Science is coming to Oxford for the third year running thanks to a collaboration between the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University.

Professor Dame Kay Davies honoured by Royal Society

Professor Dame Kay Davies honoured by Royal Society

Awards and Appointments General

DPAG Professor one of three researchers from Oxford University who received prestigious awards from the Royal Society in recognition of their work in the fields of science and medicine.

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at higher risk than men

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at higher risk than men

Research

A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.

New evidence supports radical treatment of widespread form of malaria

New evidence supports radical treatment of widespread form of malaria

Research

A team of malaria experts from a large international research collaboration has today published results supporting the need for a radical cure strategy to tackle one of the most debilitating forms of malaria caused by the Plasmodium vivax parasite.

Oxfordshire NHS trust tops table for patients participating in research

Oxfordshire NHS trust tops table for patients participating in research

Clinical Trials Research

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has risen to the top of a table for the most patients recruited to take part in research studies.

Depression and anxiety during pregnancy more common among young women today than their mothers

Depression and anxiety during pregnancy more common among young women today than their mothers

Research

Prof Alan Stein co-authors a new paper revealing the increase of depression and anxiety in today's generation of young pregnant women.

Professor Kathryn Wood awarded the 2018 Medawar Prize

Professor Kathryn Wood awarded the 2018 Medawar Prize

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Kathryn Wood has been honoured by The Transplantation Society (TTS) for her lifetime contributions in the field of transplantation with its highest distinction, the Medawar Prize.

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