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PEOPLE REMINDED TO NOT ATTEND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS FOR COVID-19 TESTS

As cases of COVID-19 in Oxfordshire rise, people are reminded to not come to Emergency Departments at the John Radcliffe and Horton General Hospitals to request a test. Instead, people should book a test at a local designated testing centre or order a home testing kit by calling 119 or by visiting the NHS COVID-19 testing […]

More than half of Year 12 students report poor mental well being since lock down

A school-based survey of students in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire examined over 200 key factors in the lives and expectations of young people, aged 8-18 years, helping to shed light on mental health during lock down. The Oxford University-led study included 19,000 students from 237 schools across Berkshire East, Berkshire West, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, […]

New £4m study to advance our understanding of severe coronavirus infection

The University of Liverpool is leading a major new international project to improve our understanding of severe coronavirus infection in humans, together with collaborators from the University of Oxford, Public Health England, the University of Bristol; A*STAR in Singapore; and King Fahd Medical City in Saudi Arabia. Researchers will sequence and analyse samples from humans […]

Funding received for new COVID-19 vaccine developed using insect cells

Oxford Brookes spinout company Oxford Expression Technologies has been awarded a grant from Innovate UK to support a partnership with Vaxine Pty Ltd to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. The grant will accelerate the creation of the Covax-19® vaccine, which is being developed by Vaxine, an Australian biotechnology company focussing on the development of innovative […]

Global consortium launches new study into long-term effects of COVID-19

The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), based at Oxford University, in collaboration with Dr Janet Scott, of the MRC-University of Glasgow’s Centre for Virus Research, has launched a longitudinal observational study to measure prevalence and risk factors of long-term health and psycho-social consequences of COVID-19. The researchers are inviting hospitals and […]

STUDY EXPLORES COVID-19 OUTCOMES FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

A study involving Oxford researchers has found that having had a liver transplant does not increase the risk of death from COVID-19, but that other factors such as age and comorbidities among liver transplant recipients do. The researchers from the Oxford Liver Unit, based at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, and the University of […]

Newly published report from TheHill Oxford

TheHill has produced a report on retaining the innovation pathways shaped by the pandemic for the Oxford University Hospitals. Full details and the report can be access here.

Oxford scientists: these are final steps we’re taking to get our coronavirus vaccine approved

JOIN THE CONVERSATION –  Of the hundreds of potential COVID-19 vaccines in development, six are in the final stages of testing, known as phase 3 clinical trials. One of these – ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 – is the vaccine we’re developing at the University of Oxford. To be approved, vaccines need to go through multiple rounds of […]

Understanding of the timing of transmissionm dynamics

Understanding the timing of transmission dynamics of Covid-19 is crucial for optimising public health interventions and reducing the burden on communities. Knowledge of the period of high infectiousness is particularly useful in the context of contact tracing as it allows to identify the contacts at highest risk of having contracted the disease, maximising the number […]