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New study shows significant impacts of severe COVID-19 infection on pregnancy outcomes

A new analysis from Oxford Population Health has found that pregnant women that are 30 years old or more, overweight, of mixed ethnicity or have gestational diabetes have a greater risk of contracting severe COVID-19, which poses significant risks for both mother and baby. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing evidence has shown that severe COVID-19 infection […]

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Funding boost for early-stage clinical research

Oxford is one of 28 sites that will benefit from over £160 million awarded over five years to expand early phase clinical research for the benefit of NHS patients. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced the funding for its Clinical Research Facilities (CRF) on Monday 28 February. The NIHR Oxford Clinical Research Facility […]

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How Oxford has shaped cancer science

As part of World Cancer Day 2022 we are diving into 10 of Oxford’s most impactful historical and modern contributions to the field of cancer science and treatment. Read more about what Oxford researchers have done to shape this ever-important area of medical science. 1. UNCOVERING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HYPOXIA IN CANCER SCIENCE A discovery […]

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Lung abnormalities found in long COVID patients with breathlessness

Researchers have identified abnormalities in the lungs of long COVID patients who are experiencing breathlessness that cannot be detected with routine tests. The EXPLAIN study, which involves teams in Oxford, Sheffield, Cardiff and Manchester, is using hyperpolarised xenon MRI scans to investigate possible lung damage in long COVID patients who have not been hospitalised with […]

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Preliminary findings show ‘count me in’ is making research more inclusive at Oxford Health

Oxford Health’s innovative ‘count me in’ pilot project is having a positive effect on research recruitment according to a letter published in the journal Evidence Based Mental Health. ‘Count me in’ was launched in August 2021 after studies showed that asking clinical staff to collect research contact consent was resulting in a low uptake from […]

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BEYOND WORDS . . . IMAGES FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC – NEW OUH BOOK PUBLISHED

Beyond Words . . . Images from the COVID-19 Pandemic – a new book to create a permanent record of images to mark an extraordinary time in the personal and professional lives of all our OneTeamOneOUH staff – is published today (Tuesday 18 January). Many staff submitted photos for inclusion in the book, which has been […]

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World’s first cancer prevention trial to test diabetes drug in patients with high-risk genetic condition

Oxford researchers will lead a £2m national cancer prevention trial to assess the benefit a diabetes drug has in patients with Li Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), a genetic condition that impacts 1 in 20,000 people worldwide and puts them at a 70-90% lifetime risk of cancer. Researchers from the University of Oxford will undertake the world’s […]

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Local rugby club teams up with Oxford Brookes

A new partnership is giving students valuable hands-on experience alongside their physiotherapy studies at Oxford Brookes University. The University has teamed up with Oxford Quins RFC to give ten final year BSc and MSc Physiotherapy students thirteen weeks of practical experience at the sports club. Great clinical and match day opportunities for students The students began in […]

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Labelling proteins through the diet gives new insights into how collagen-rich tissues change as we age

A new study, published in eLife, uses advanced tissue analysis technology to show how the incorporation of new proteins changes in bone and cartilage with age. During ageing, cellular and physiological processes naturally decline and this is a particular problem in collagen-rich tissues such as the articular cartilage and bone, where tissue turnover is low […]

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