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World-first trial for universal flu vaccine

World-first trial for universal flu vaccine

Research Clinical Trials

The world’s first widespread human testing of a flu vaccine which researchers hope will protect more over 65-year-olds against influenza has begun in the NHS.

Women in Oxfordshire invited to test new RSV vaccine at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital

Clinical Trials Research Innovation

PREGNANT women receiving antenatal care at the John Radcliffe Hospital are being invited to take part in a world-first clinical trial.

Oxford academics partner with SBI Pharmaceuticals to improve cardiac surgery

Oxford academics partner with SBI Pharmaceuticals to improve cardiac surgery

Research Clinical Trials Innovation

Researchers from the University of Oxford are collaborating with the Japanese pharmaceutical company, SBI Pharmaceuticals, to minimise deterioration of heart function outcomes after cardiac surgery.

Second key step for eye robot trial

Second key step for eye robot trial

Research Clinical Trials

A robot has been used to inject a drug into the back of the eye in a world first for the next phase of a landmark clinical trial at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.

Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption addressed with new Oxford spinout Circadian

Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption addressed with new Oxford spinout Circadian

Research Clinical Trials

Circadian Therapeutics, a life sciences spinout of Oxford University, has been established to identify and bring to market pharmaceutical and diagnostic platforms for the effective management of physiological and pathological conditions through their ability to modify the body's circadian rhythms.

Biomarker spinout founded by Dunn School alumni holds successful flotation on AIM

Innovation Research Clinical Trials

Oxford Biodynamics, a biomarker company set up by former Dunn School researchers Dr Alexandre Akoulitchev and Dr Aroul Ramadass, completed a successful flotation on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies, on 6 December 2016.

Record high for Oxford University Hospitals research studies

Research Clinical Trials

The number of medical research studies at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has hit a record high, new figures show.

Necrotising enterocolitis: protecting newborn babies from this life-threatening bowel problem

Research Clinical Trials

Evidence suggests hundreds of babies develop a serious bowel problem called necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) each year in the UK.

uMotif and Oxford University Innovation collaborate on world’s largest health tracking study to improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s

Research Clinical Trials

One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s disease, with more than 127,000 people in the UK and around 10 million people globally diagnosed with the condition. A unique global health project – 100 for Parkinson’s - has engaged thousands of people across the world to track their health, using smartphone technology, to provide valuable new insights on the impact of Parkinson’s on their daily lives.

World's most in-depth study to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease

World's most in-depth study to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease

Research Clinical Trials

A new multimillion pound study, which will see the most thorough and rigorous series of tests to detect Alzheimer's disease ever performed on volunteers, is announced today (Monday 22 August).

Introducing the new MRC Population Health Research Unit

Introducing the new MRC Population Health Research Unit

General Clinical Trials

Today, a new university unit, the Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC PHRU), was created within the Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU).

Partnership to test robotic surgical system

Innovation Research General Clinical Trials

Oxford University has signed an agreement with Dutch medical robotics firm Preceyes to test a robotic surgical system.

The definition of success

Blogs General Clinical Trials

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

Targeting HIV ‘reservoir’ could be first step to understanding how to cure the disease

Targeting HIV ‘reservoir’ could be first step to understanding how to cure the disease

Research Clinical Trials

A new clinical trial will test whether it is possible to destroy hidden reservoirs of HIV virus that are a key obstacle to curing the disease.