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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.

Nepali Pilgrims to Gosaikunda Film

Nepali Pilgrims to Gosaikunda Film

General

The Himalayan Rescue Association, OUCRU Public Engagement and Media for Development work with the pilgrim community in Nepal to create a public health film

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.

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

Innovation

The £13m drug discovery partnership between Oxford University, Oxford Sciences Innovation and Evotec supported 12 new projects in first year of operation.

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.

Prof Simon Lovestone cycles to Buckingham Palace to receive knighthood

Prof Simon Lovestone cycles to Buckingham Palace to receive knighthood

General Staff

Professor Lovestone, who is receiving a knighthood on 7 December in recognition of his research into Alzheimer's disease, will be cycling to the Palace as part of a 300 mile ride for Alzheimer's Research UK.

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.

A view from The Hill

A view from The Hill

Innovation

Sociologist Alex Rushforth (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences), recently attended Oxford’s annual digital health pitching event, The Hill, for the first time. Here’s what he made of it.

2018 Breakthrough Prize awarded to Professor Kim Nasmyth

2018 Breakthrough Prize awarded to Professor Kim Nasmyth

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Kim Nasmyth FRS, Whitley Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, has been awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences at a ceremony held in the NASA Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley, California.

Jill and Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship open for applications

Jill and Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship open for applications

Awards and Appointments Funding Opportunities General

Applications are invited for the 2018 Jill and Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship to support travel abroad for clinical study or research from graduates of the Oxford University Medical School.

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.

Diverse Oxford portraits go on show at Weston Library

Diverse Oxford portraits go on show at Weston Library

Athena Swan Staff

An exhibition of portraits commissioned to showcase the diversity of staff and past students at Oxford University includes staff from across the Medical Sciences Division

New edition of Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

New edition of Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

General Staff

New edition written by senior members of the Department of Psychiatry

Surgical Sciences Professor wins 2017 Starzl Prize

Surgical Sciences Professor wins 2017 Starzl Prize

Awards and Appointments Staff

Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, recently received the 2017 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology in recognition of her outstanding basic scientific and clinical research achievements.

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