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Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian Community

Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.  Led by Oxford University researchers, the PRINCIPLE trial is working across all UK communities to evaluate if treatment administered early in the course of the Covid-19 illness can help people aged over 50 […]

Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2

Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, according to a large study modelling how the virus might infect different animals’ cells, involving Oxford Brookes University academics.  The study which was led by UCL and published in Scientific Reports reports evidence that 26 animals regularly in contact with people may be susceptible […]

New study reveals medium-term impact of COVID-19

Initial findings from a study looking at the longer-term impact of COVID-19 has found that a large proportion COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital were still experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression two to three months after contracting the virus. The University of Oxford scientists carrying out the C-MORE study have also detected abnormalities […]

Oxford academics recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Professor Keith Hawton and Professor Sarah Walker who have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Professor Keith Hawton, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, is appointed CBE for services to Suicide Prevention. Professor Sarah Walker, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department […]

Healthy Ageing: Visions for our Futures 2 – 30 November 2020

“Ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live”. World Health Organisation Oxford Brookes University is delighted to mark the Decade of Healthy Ageing with a month of free lunchtime seminars, workshops and talks to illustrate the breadth and depth […]

Oxford’s OpenABM-Covid19 mathematical model helps UK and other countries to control the coronavirus epidemic

A team of mathematical modellers and epidemiologists at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine release the latest model of a population responding to the coronavirus epidemic. The model – OpenABM-Covid19 – provides public health decision-makers with the ability to review the potential progression and outcome of the coronavirus, including fluctuations in infected individuals, hospitalisations, intensive care unit […]

Key discovery in Psoriatic Arthritis points way for developing targeted treatments

A new study has revealed psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Sanger Institute identified high levels of a specific receptor in immune cells from psoriatic arthritis patients, giving the strongest evidence yet of a single cause for the disease. A […]

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, […]

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 […]