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Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Research

Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

Research

Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according to analysis by scientists.

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Research

Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test.

New five year research and development partnership announced

New five year research and development partnership announced

Innovation Research

The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare have signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.

Finding the tipping point for sleep

Finding the tipping point for sleep

Research

Sleep is essential for many aspects of normal life, but how we actually fall asleep remains a mystery.

The iceberg model of self-harm

The iceberg model of self-harm

Research

Researchers have created a model of self-harm that shows high levels of the problem in the community, especially in young girls, and the need for school-based prevention measures.

Wide-ranging new research partnership with Berlin universities

Wide-ranging new research partnership with Berlin universities

Research

Oxford is teaming up with four Berlin institutions, the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, creating a new partnership which will open up exciting new initiatives across all academic disciplines.

Scanning Santa

Scanning Santa

General Research

Scientists at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) were intrigued by the results of the brain scans of one recent visitor. With his luxuriant white beard and dashing red suit, the elderly, somewhat rotund Volunteer X looked pretty ‘normal’ on the surface, but the testing revealed something altogether startling!

Study highlights the importance of continuing medication in pregnancy

Study highlights the importance of continuing medication in pregnancy

Research

Pregnant women and those who are planning pregnancy should not discontinue their medication without consulting a specialist, says a major new report from researchers at the University of Oxford.

Animal research at Oxford honoured with openness award

Animal research at Oxford honoured with openness award

Awards and Appointments Research

Oxford’s Primate Neuroscience research group and Biomedical Services team have been recognised for their openness and public engagement at Understanding Animal Research’s (UAR) fourth annual Openness Awards and the 81st Stephen Paget memorial lecture.

China Vice Premier in Oxford for signing of research collaboration

China Vice Premier in Oxford for signing of research collaboration

General Research

The Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu Yandong, has visited Oxford to witness the signing of several research agreements between Oxford University and Chinese partners.

Drug discovery must change to urgently address global health needs

Drug discovery must change to urgently address global health needs

Innovation Research

A new paper published today by the Oxford Martin School calls for ‘open science’ approaches to drug discovery and offers ways forward that would transform how the medical challenges of this century could be addressed more efficiently.

Oxford University to receive £14 million in ERC Funding

Oxford University to receive £14 million in ERC Funding

Research

Oxford University has won £14 million in new European Research Council (ERC) funding.

Largest genetic study of mosquitoes reveals spread of insecticide resistance across Africa

Largest genetic study of mosquitoes reveals spread of insecticide resistance across Africa

Research

The largest ever genetic study of mosquitoes reveals the movement of insecticide resistance between different regions of Africa and finds several rapidly evolving insecticide resistance genes. Published in Nature, this genetic resource will be used to develop new tools for monitoring resistance and managing insecticide use, and for designing novel control methods.

Medium articles published on Oxford and the mosquito

Medium articles published on Oxford and the mosquito

Research

Three new Medium articles explore the wide range of mosquito-related research carried out at Oxford.

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

Research

The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

Clearer communication by GPs could speed up cancer diagnosis

Clearer communication by GPs could speed up cancer diagnosis

Research

Research with cancer patents in Denmark, England, and Sweden, published in BMJ Open, indicates that small changes to how doctors conclude consultations with their patient could help to improve both survival rates and efficiency.

Placebo controlled randomised surgical trial for subacromial shoulder pain

Placebo controlled randomised surgical trial for subacromial shoulder pain

Research

A new NDORMS study explores the role of arthroscopic subacromial decompression in the treatment of subacromial shoulder pain (impingement).

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