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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.

Oxford Public Engagement with Research Conference - videos launched

Oxford Public Engagement with Research Conference - videos launched

Engagement Opportunities General

New resources now available from the University's inaugural PER conference

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.

New Oxford Sparks animation launched: discovering life-changing dementia treatments

New Oxford Sparks animation launched: discovering life-changing dementia treatments

Engagement Opportunities General

A new Oxford Sparks animation with Hazel Hall-Roberts (Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute) explores how researchers at the University of Oxford are working to discover new treatments for Alzheimer's.

Novo Nordisk Research Centre opens in Oxford

Novo Nordisk Research Centre opens in Oxford

General Innovation

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, has attended the inauguration of the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO).

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.

Oxford researcher appointed chair of government’s new health technology advisory board

Oxford researcher appointed chair of government’s new health technology advisory board

Awards and Appointments General

Oxford academic Dr Ben Goldacre has been appointed chair of the UK government’s new HealthTech Advisory Board.

Showcase of Oxford’s leading role in AI healthcare revolution

Showcase of Oxford’s leading role in AI healthcare revolution

General Innovation

Oxford’s cutting-edge work in AI techniques that promise to transform healthcare has been showcased on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Evox Therapeutics secures £35.5m Series B

Evox Therapeutics secures £35.5m Series B

General Innovation

The Oxford University spinout will use the investment to further develop its exosome technology, capable of delivering drugs to previously inaccessible parts of the body.

'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.

Professor Gavin Screaton joins OUH NHS Foundation Trust Board

Professor Gavin Screaton joins OUH NHS Foundation Trust Board

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Gavin Screaton, Head of the University of Oxford's Medical Sciences Division, has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Medicine Quality and Public Health conference announced

Medicine Quality and Public Health conference announced

Events General

A pioneering academic conference will bring together, for the first time, people from all over the world dealing with the problem of poor quality medicines and their impact on public health.

From the lab bench to the newsroom

From the lab bench to the newsroom

General

Layal Liverpool - PhD student in the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine - discusses her recent placement on the science desk at the Guardian newspaper.

Medical Sciences Departments Open for Oxford Open Doors 2018

Medical Sciences Departments Open for Oxford Open Doors 2018

Engagement Opportunities General

Oxford Open Doors is an annual celebration of Oxford’s unique buildings and spaces run by the Oxford Preservation Trust as part of the Heritage open days scheme. This year, over 100 buildings are taking part in the event that runs from the 8-9th September, including several Medical Sciences Departments.

Change at the helm of Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

Change at the helm of Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

Awards and Appointments General

The leading academic who has overseen the expansion of world-leading medical research at the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) for the past nine years is stepping down. Professor Keith Channon will be replaced as Director of the Oxford BRC by Professor Helen McShane, a leading vaccine specialist.

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.

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