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Satellite images cut survey costs and help identify hard-to-reach populations

Satellite images cut survey costs and help identify hard-to-reach populations

General Research

In an article for the LSE Impact Blog, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine researcher explains how satellite images can help identify hard-to-reach populations .

The One Show: SlowMo Story

The One Show: SlowMo Story

General Innovation

The app designed by researchers at the Department of Psychiatry to slow down negative thoughts of people with paranoia appeared on the BBC's The One Show. They revealed how one of the first users, Angie, is benefiting from this innovative approach.

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

Innovation Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford have completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery.

First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspire new resource

First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspire new resource

Research

A new, free information resource launched by Oxford-based charity to improve support for parents losing a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy.

World’s largest autism grant will transform research landscape

World’s largest autism grant will transform research landscape

Research

The largest research grant ever given for neurodevelopmental conditions has been awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative to an international consortium.

Medical Sciences researchers take part in MRC Festival of Medical Research 2018

Medical Sciences researchers take part in MRC Festival of Medical Research 2018

Engagement Opportunities General

Researchers organise 'Science in the Supermarket' events and local visits to showcase MRC-funded research

Oxford researcher gets £1m boost to study immunology of asthma

Oxford researcher gets £1m boost to study immunology of asthma

Research

A University of Oxford researcher has received a £1m grant to expand his research into the immunology of lung diseases, including asthma.

Peter Beaconsfield Prize winners 2018 announced

Peter Beaconsfield Prize winners 2018 announced

Awards and Appointments General

Peter Beaconsfield’s Prize in Physiological Sciences rewards young researchers who are capable of escaping from the stereotype of narrow specialisation to engage with translational medicine, and display a wider grasp of the significance and potential applicability of their research.

Oxford neurosurgeons to feature in BBC documentary celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Oxford neurosurgeons to feature in BBC documentary celebrating 70 years of the NHS

General

Neurosurgeons from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences are set to feature in a BBC documentary called 'How the NHS Changed our World: The John Radcliffe'.

Safety doubts unwarranted, important anti-malarial drug DHA-PPQ is safe to use

Safety doubts unwarranted, important anti-malarial drug DHA-PPQ is safe to use

Research

One of the world’s most widely used anti-malarial drugs is safe to use, say researchers, after a thorough review and analysis of nearly 200,000 malaria patients who’d taken the drug dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA-PPQ). There is such a low risk of sudden unexpected death from DHA-PPQ, one of the world’s most effective medicines to treat malaria, that there is no need to limit its current use.

Podcast: Can you stop Alzheimer’s before it even starts?

Podcast: Can you stop Alzheimer’s before it even starts?

Engagement Opportunities General

New Oxford Sparks podcast with Jennifer Lawson - Trials Manager from the Department of Psychiatry - released

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

General Innovation

Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI), a national centre of excellence that will harness disruptive technologies such as AI and robotics to improve dramatically our understanding of biology.

Medical Sciences researchers head to the Cheltenham Science Festival

Medical Sciences researchers head to the Cheltenham Science Festival

Engagement Opportunities General

A summer of public engagement kicks off with two groups attending Cheltenham Science Festival

Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation launched

Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation launched

General

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation (OCNI), which aims to shed light on the causes of neurodegenerative diseases and uncover new treatment pathways.

Tackling poor quality medicines

Tackling poor quality medicines

Research

Prof Paul Newton, Head of the Medicine Quality Group at the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), explains the need for new strategies for tackling poor quality medical products.

Could we work with our bacteria to stop infection?

Could we work with our bacteria to stop infection?

Research

As microbes have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials scientists have become interested in new solutions to the growing superbug crisis, including the use of defensive microbes and faecal transplants. In new research, Oxford University scientists have developed a lab-based approach, creating positive co-dependent relationships between hosts and bacteria, quickly - termed ‘mutualisms’. These lab-developed bacterial relationships demonstrate how microbes can work with their hosts to prevent infection.

Using portable, real time DNA sequencing to fight drug-resistant TB

Using portable, real time DNA sequencing to fight drug-resistant TB

Research

Scientists from the Madagascar National TB Program, Institute Pasteur Madagascar, University of Oxford, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and Stony Brook University are collaborating to train Malagasy scientists to rapidly detect tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistance using DNA sequencing. The goal of the project is to improve diagnosis and treatment, and will provide insights on disease transmission.

Researchers develop new regimen to block transmission of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers develop new regimen to block transmission of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Research

Primaquine can be used to prevent the transmission of falciparum malaria from human to mosquito. Bob Taylor and colleagues at the Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU) have developed an age-based regimen for single low-dose primaquine to block the transmission of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

NPEU team win 2018 BMJ Research Paper of the Year

NPEU team win 2018 BMJ Research Paper of the Year

Awards and Appointments General

The 2018 BMJ research paper of the year award was won by the BUMPES trial conducted by The Epidural and Position Trial Collaborative Group. Professor Peter Brocklehurst, the Chief Investigator, was at the NPEU when the trial was designed and NPEU staff were involved in the design, conduct and statistical and economic analysis.

HIV researchers create Chelsea garden to raise awareness of disease stigma

HIV researchers create Chelsea garden to raise awareness of disease stigma

Engagement Opportunities Events Research

Scientists and designers have teamed up with young people living with HIV, to create a garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the successes and challenges still faced by young people living with HIV.

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