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Oxford Brookes wins share of £40m pot to support coronavirus recovery

Oxford Brookes University has been awarded funding to develop four innovative projects which aim to help the UK’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The funding is part of a £40m government investment to fast-track new technology while supporting the UK’s next generation of cutting-edge small businesses. More than 8,600 projects applied for funding of up […]

Trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine starts in Brazil

Volunteers have begun taking part in Latin America’s first clinical trial for a vaccine against COVID-19. Volunteers in Brazil have begun receiving a trial vaccine against COVID-19, in Latin America’s first phase 3 COVID-19 clinical trial. The trial officially began on Saturday 20th June and will enrol 5,000 volunteers across the country. Vaccinations will take […]

UK regulator gives green light to clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine to prevent Covid-19 in healthcare workers

The UK regulator MHRA announced on 26 June that it would again permit recruitment to the COPCOV COVID-19 prevention clinical trial. The MHRA decision came 5 weeks after it reacted immediately to the now-discredited paper published in The Lancet suggesting harms with hydroxychloroquine, and paused recruitment of UK participants. But The Lancet paper was based […]

VARYING RISK OF COVID-19 TO HEALTH WORKERS REVEALED

A study at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has revealed the different levels of risk faced by healthcare workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In a major collaboration with the University of Oxford, almost 10,000 staff were tested both for presence of the virus responsible for COVID-19 and antibodies to the virus. In […]

Oxford Brookes retains status as the UK’s only ‘top 50 under 50’ university in the world

Oxford Brookes University has retained its position as the UK’s top young university in the latest QS Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings. For the fourth consecutive year, Oxford Brookes is the only UK institution to make the list of top universities under 50 years old. Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University said: […]

MOTORSPORT TECHNOLOGY HELPS TO KEEP COVID-19 CLINICIANS SAFE

A new type of aerosol shield designed by motor racing engineers to improve the treatment of COVID-19 patients and safety of clinical staff has been approved for use at a leading NHS trust. Staff at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust say the new ‘Oxford Box’ could mark a significant breakthrough in the treatment of […]

OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OPENS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT EXPANSION

New facilities that will benefit patients needing treatment in the Emergency Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital have opened.  Expansion work at the Oxford hospital, run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, began in April 2019 and was completed this month, with the first patients admitted on Monday 22 June 2020. The extension provides a better […]

Trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa begins

Participants in South Africa’s first clinical trial for a vaccine against COVID-19 are to be vaccinated this week. Dr. Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology at Wits University and Director of the South Africa Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA) who leads the South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial The first […]

The Duke of Cambridge visits Oxford Vaccine Centre

The Duke of Cambridge visits the University of Oxford’s Oxford Vaccine Centre, to learn more about their work to establish a viable vaccine against COVID-19. Oxford researchers have developed a vaccine in order to begin protecting people against the coronavirus as soon as possible and clinical trials are now underway to establish whether the vaccine […]

New Oxford co-led platform to accelerate COVID-19 tests into real-world use

Testing for coronavirus infection could become quicker, more convenient and more accurate, following the launch of a multicentre national programme of research that will evaluate how new diagnostic tests perform in hospitals, general practices and care homes. The COVID-19 National DiagnOstic Research and Evaluation Platform (CONDOR) will create a single national route for evaluating new […]

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