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Pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine offers hope

Pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine offers hope

Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine.

Influenza virus molecules set immune response into overdrive

Influenza virus molecules set immune response into overdrive

Research

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have discovered a new molecule that plays a key role in the immune response that is triggered by influenza infections.

People are predisposed to forgive

People are predisposed to forgive

Research

When assessing the moral character of others, people cling to good impressions but readily adjust their opinions about those who have behaved badly, according to new research.

Undiagnosed STIs can increase negative PMS symptoms

Undiagnosed STIs can increase negative PMS symptoms

Research

Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS), according to new Oxford University research.

Experimental Psychology researchers study the impact of answering questions about grief

Experimental Psychology researchers study the impact of answering questions about grief

Research

A recent study from Dr Kirsten Smith, Dr Graham Thew and Dr Belinda Graham at the department’s Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT) looks at how participating in online research about grief affects people who have lost a loved one.

'Molecular hopper' created, small enough to move single DNA strands

'Molecular hopper' created, small enough to move single DNA strands

Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford have constructed a "molecular hopper", capable of moving single strands of DNA through a protein nanotube.

Study details high hidden economic costs of antibiotic consumption

Study details high hidden economic costs of antibiotic consumption

Research

The economic costs of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for every course of antibiotics are considerable, and much higher than their purchase cost, say researchers.

Study shows new technology can predict fatal heart attacks

Study shows new technology can predict fatal heart attacks

Research

Researchers at the University of Oxford, working with colleagues in Erlangen, Germany and at the Cleveland Clinic, USA, have developed a new technology based on analysis of computed tomography (CT) coronary angiograms that can flag patients at risk of deadly heart attacks years before they occur.

Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever

Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever

Research

Genome sequencing sheds light on yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.

ASCEND trial results announced: bleeds and benefit with aspirin balanced in patients with diabetes and no effect on cancer

ASCEND trial results announced: bleeds and benefit with aspirin balanced in patients with diabetes and no effect on cancer

Research

Aspirin prevented serious vascular events in patients with diabetes who did not already have cardiovascular disease, but it caused almost as many major bleeds and there was no effect on cancers. These are the late breaking findings presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 2018 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

ASCEND trial results announced

ASCEND trial results announced

Research

Fish oil supplements do not prevent heart attacks or strokes in patients with diabetes, according to late breaking results from the ASCEND trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 2018 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

MAIT cells protect against pulmonary Legionella longbeachae infection

MAIT cells protect against pulmonary Legionella longbeachae infection

Research

New paper published in Nature Communications from researchers in Respiratory Medicine Unit, NDM Experimental Medicine'

Lifestyle factors linked to brain health of young adults

Lifestyle factors linked to brain health of young adults

Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with researchers from Canada and the Universities of Bristol and London, have used advanced magnetic resonance imaging to investigate whether factors such as blood pressure, fitness, smoking and alcohol intake during young adult life are associated with changes in the blood vessels inside the brain.

Death rates from stroke declining across Europe

Death rates from stroke declining across Europe

Research

New research, published in the European Heart Journal has shown deaths from conditions that affect the blood supply to the brain, such as stroke, are declining overall in Europe but that in some countries the decline is levelling off or death rates are even increasing.

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.

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.

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.

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