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Researchers target ‘undruggable’ cancers

Researchers target ‘undruggable’ cancers

Research Innovation

A new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be ‘undruggable’, has been discovered through an alliance between industry and academia.

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

Research

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

British Heart Foundation awards £7.6 million to Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre

British Heart Foundation awards £7.6 million to Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre

Awards and Appointments Research

The British Heart Foundation has awarded a total of £7.6 million to research programmes at the world-leading Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Oxford University scientist developing new treatments to tackle breast cancer that has spread to the brain

Oxford University scientist developing new treatments to tackle breast cancer that has spread to the brain

Research

Professor Nicola Sibson of the Department of Oncology has been awarded a grant worth almost £200,000 by research charity Breast Cancer Now to fund cutting-edge research to uncover novel treatment combinations to control breast cancer that has spread to the brain.

115 years of malaria in Africa

115 years of malaria in Africa

Research

115 years of malaria data collected in Africa gives the most detailed picture yet of where efforts to control malaria infection are being won and lost across the continent.

Apple CEO Tim Cook opens the Oxford Foundry

Apple CEO Tim Cook opens the Oxford Foundry

Innovation

The Oxford Foundry, a new entrepreneurial hub at the heart of Oxford University, has officially opened its doors.

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

Research

A new Oxford University collaboration will support understanding and action around one of the world’s biggest health threats, drug-resistant infections.

Showcase of Public Engagement activities launched

Showcase of Public Engagement activities launched

Engagement Opportunities Funding Opportunities General

With the University of Oxford's Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund now open for applications, a new series of case studies highlights projects from the Division which have received funding

Trench Foot discovery paves way for new treatment

Trench Foot discovery paves way for new treatment

Research

The physical cause of trench foot has been uncovered more than 100 years after the painful and debilitating condition was first identified in the First World War.

Experts meet in Oxford to discuss responsible research and innovation

Experts meet in Oxford to discuss responsible research and innovation

Research Innovation General

International research experts working to implement a more ethical and inclusive model in research institutions have been meeting in Oxford this week.

ROADMAP launches public information leaflet

ROADMAP launches public information leaflet

General

University of Oxford-led ROADMAP project releases public leaflet

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Research

Researchers at Oxford University have shown how it might be possible to reverse blindness using gene therapy to reprogram cells at the back of the eye to become light sensitive.

A new approach to improving hemispatial neglect after stroke

A new approach to improving hemispatial neglect after stroke

Research

Jacinta O'Shea from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences explains how stimulation of the brains of stroke patients can cause long-lasting improvements.

Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

Research

A new study carried out by researchers in the Department of Zoology and Department of Oncology has used flat worms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer.

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.

Curiosity Carnival – A night of research to remember

Curiosity Carnival – A night of research to remember

Research Engagement Opportunities

On Friday 29 September hundreds of researchers took to Oxford’s streets, gardens, museums and libraries to take part in the Curiosity Carnival, an event which celebrated and debated the way that research affects all our lives. Part of European Researcher’s Night, it was one of hundreds of events taking place across Europe.

New typhoid vaccine offers hope of protection for children

New typhoid vaccine offers hope of protection for children

Research

A new, next-generation conjugate vaccine against typhoid has been proven at Oxford University to be safe and effective in preventing the disease, and can be used to protect both adults and children.

NDORMS study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

NDORMS study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

Research

In a new study published in journal Scientific Reports, scientists at NDORMS and the University of Bath have identified a high prevalence of osteoarthritis, hip and knee replacement among former elite rugby players.

Claustrophobia to cocktails: Medical Sciences Researchers at the Curiosity Carnival

Claustrophobia to cocktails: Medical Sciences Researchers at the Curiosity Carnival

Research Engagement Opportunities

Don’t miss the Medical Sciences Division’s researchers sharing their knowledge at Curiosity Carnival, which takes place this Friday 29th September.

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