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Oxford Cancer launched

Oxford Cancer launched Oxford Cancer is a new initiative at the University of Oxford, representing cancer research across the city of Oxford. Oxford Cancer facilitates and supports the application of University of Oxford and OUH research to tackle one of the biggest causes of death worldwide through multidisciplinary collaborations. As a strategic research theme, Oxford […]

Life Sciences Vision

The document Life Sciences Vision was published in early July and is available here life-sciences-vision July 2021 Professor Sir John Bell, chairman of the OAHP Board, played a leading role in its development and in the introduction from Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, he says “I cannot think of a time when we […]

SUPPORT FOR OXFORD TO BRING HIGH COVID-19 CASES DOWN

Oxford is to be given rapid additional support by central government including increased testing and help to maximise vaccine uptake given that COVID-19 cases remain at unprecedented levels in the city. People aged 18 to 29 in Oxford City will now continue to be able to access recently introduced enhanced mobile COVID-19 testing facilities up […]

SPECIALIST AMBULANCES REVVING TO GO AT OUH AND UHS

New and modernised ambulances will help deliver enhanced care for babies and children needing emergency treatment at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) and University Hospital Southampton (UHS). Seven new vehicles have recently (Thursday 1 July) come into service to support young patients needing specialist treatment at the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) […]

Air quality expert appointed to government advisory group

Rajat Gupta, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change at Oxford Brookes University, has been appointed as Ad Hoc member to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)  The group provides independent scientific advice to DEFRA on air quality issues such as emission sources and characteristics of air pollutants […]

How missing out on nursery due to COVID has affected children’s development – new research

Nurseries can be noisy places. A clutch of three-year-olds gathered round a book shout excitedly. Across the room, a small committee of toddlers negotiates over stickers and string.  Outside, key workers encourage pairs of miniature gymnasts while others sing to drowsy babies. And through the cacophony, children’s use of language develops.  For parents collecting their children, the […]

We must tackle the mental health consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Professor Kam Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry (Department of Psychiatry), is researching how to help young people who have suffered Adverse Childhood Experiences. Creative processes offer new perspectives, personalised options and choice. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can refer to a range of experiences from verbal, sexual, or physical abuse; to neglect; substance misuse, or family mental […]

£50 million infrastructure upgrade

Research and innovation infrastructure in the UK is to receive a £50 million upgrade, furthering the government’s aim to cement the UK’s status as a science superpower. The projects include a boost to the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope network, carbon capture technologies, a state-of-the-art airborne research laboratory and a £17 million investment […]

CRITICAL SIX-WEEK WINDOW TO ‘RESET’ BLOOD PRESSURE AFTER GIVING BIRTH

Lowering a hypertensive mother’s blood pressure within six weeks after giving birth could significantly cut their future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in Hypertension.   The University of Oxford researchers, who include Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) clinicians, also found that giving women blood […]