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What are the consequences of severe anaemia for mothers and babies?

What are the consequences of severe anaemia for mothers and babies?

Blogs Research

To coincide with Rare Disease Day, Dr Duantida Songdej (a consultant haematologist in Thailand) and her DPhil co-supervisor Dr Chris Babbs write about their work creating a registry of survivors of this rare form of anaemia.

Detecting counterfeit medicines

Detecting counterfeit medicines

Blogs Research

Bernard Naughton and Dr David Brindley from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and Medical Sciences Division discuss the problems of identifying fake, substandard and expired medicines.

Unpleasant complications of gastroenteritis - unravelling the link

Unpleasant complications of gastroenteritis - unravelling the link

Research Blogs

Globally the burden of gastrointestinal illness is greatest in low-income countries, where children under the age of five are disproportionately affected.

Investment is key to tackling the ongoing threat of fake medicines

Investment is key to tackling the ongoing threat of fake medicines

General Blogs

In a guest blog, Prof Paul Newton of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, and Head of the Medicine Quality Group at the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), explains the history of falsified medicines and highlights what needs to be done to avert a problem that threatens us all.

How blood cell genetic variations impact on common diseases

How blood cell genetic variations impact on common diseases

Blogs Research

In a guest blog, Professor David Roberts from the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at Oxford University explains the role of non-DNA genetic information in disease and development.

How the brain coordinates copulation

How the brain coordinates copulation

Blogs Research

Scientists have identified the neural pathway in male fruit flies that allows them to perform their complex mating ritual, paving the way for deeper studies into sexual behavior and how it can be modified by social experience.

Babies' painkiller problem

Blogs Research

You're in hospital and you need to have a blood test: What do you think would reduce your pain?

Nowhere to hide

Nowhere to hide

Blogs Research

While HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was, we are yet to defeat it entirely. However, a new study from Oxford University offers hope that HIV will eventually have nowhere to hide. Tom Calver spoke to Professor Lucy Dorrell about her work on clearing HIV from the body.

Medical Sciences researchers excel in 3 Minute Thesis competition

Medical Sciences researchers excel in 3 Minute Thesis competition

Blogs Research

Recently, seven doctoral students from across the University of Oxford competed in the University's 3MT final. Both the winner and runner-up were from Oxford's Medical Sciences Division: Tomasz Dobrzycki and Lien Davidson.

Human factors: Designing health services for people

Blogs General

Let me start with a statement of the blindingly obvious: People are fundamental to health services. Design whatever health system you like but you'll still need people to deliver healthcare to those other people - patients.

BMJ blog: Evidence based mentoring for “aspiring academics”

General Blogs

There are times in our careers when we are not sure what to do next, whoever we are.

The balance of the mind

The balance of the mind

Research Blogs

If you're seeking to understand mental ill health, it helps to understand mental health first.

Animating sleep science

General Blogs

What do you get when you cross an artist with a scientist?

The Mabel FitzGerald Archive, or: An extraordinary woman

The Mabel FitzGerald Archive, or: An extraordinary woman

General Blogs

Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald was, in many ways, an extraordinary woman.

The definition of success

Blogs General Clinical Trials

Oxford University scientists carry out clinical trials for a range of medical conditions every year.

75 years of penicillin in people

75 years of penicillin in people

General Blogs

A scratch from a rose thorn while gardening. It’s an easy injury to pick up even if you’re being careful. It’s annoying but no more than that. If that scratch were to be in your mouth, that would be unusual, unfortunate and maybe a little embarrassing.

The future of cancer treatment

The future of cancer treatment

Blogs Research

1 in 3 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime, and each year, 4th February marks World Cancer Day, to raise awareness and encourage individuals and governments to fight the disease.

A breath of fresh air – Shedding light on oxygen, radiation and cancer treatment

A breath of fresh air – Shedding light on oxygen, radiation and cancer treatment

Blogs General Research

The underlying principle of radiotherapy is using shaped beams of high energy light or particles to induce cell death in tumour cells, whilst sparing healthy cells.

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