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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Link with nature PLUS how Oxford Health NHSFT is supporting everyone

Link with nature to boost your wellbeing Join our webinar to find out how Get help with our 24/7 mental health helpline so we can get link you to the best help and support for your needs Use our online self-help resources Watch our videos Nature and you UK Mental Health Awareness Week is taking […]

Eleven Oxford professors honoured by the Academy of Medical Sciences

All were selected for their exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical science through innovative research discoveries and translating scientific developments into benefits for patients and the wider society: Professor Arjen Dondorp, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health (Nuffield Department of Medicine) Professor Sarah Gilbert, Jenner Institute (Nuffield Department of Medicine) Professor Peter Horby, […]

Severe COVID in young people can mostly be explained by obesity – new study

From the start of the pandemic, it was clear that some people who were infected with the coronavirus were experiencing more severe illness, which increased their chances of being hospitalised, admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) or dying. As we age, a weaker immune system and chronic health conditions could influence the way our […]

Multi-partner ‘OpenMind’ consortium to develop technology for new generation of neurostimulation devices

Investigators at the University of Oxford, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Brown University and the Mayo Clinic have joined forces to develop open-source technology platforms for a new generation of neurostimulation devices that not only provide stimulation to the brain but also sense, record, and stream brain activity. The new ‘OpenMind’ consortium is led […]

New method for cost-effective genome-wide DNA methylation analysis

Ludwig Cancer Research team build on its TAPS method to develop an alternative to costly whole-genome sequencing for the detection of DNA methylation. Cytosine, one of the four DNA bases, can be chemically modified by the addition of a molecule known as a methyl group to form 5-methylcytosine. This “epigenetic” modification has long been known […]

Azithromycin not effective against COVID-19, trial confirms

A clinical trial by University of Oxford researchers has confirmed that the antibiotic azithromycin has no clinical benefit in people with moderate COVID-19.  The ATOMIC2 trial, which was supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), was established to investigate if a common antibiotic called azithromycin could prevent patients with mild-moderate COVID-19 from getting […]

Research uncovers high risk to pregnant women from COVID-19

A study of more than 2,100 pregnant women across 18 countries worldwide has revealed that COVID-19 is associated with a higher risk of severe maternal and newborn complications than previously recognised. The researchers, from the Nuffield Dept of Women’s & Reproductive Health at the University of Oxford, report the findings of the INTERCOVID Study in the journal JAMA […]

National survey reveals big reductions in COVID-19 infections with single dose of Oxford-AZ and Pfizer vaccines

Data from the COVID-19 Infection Survey, a partnership between the University of Oxford, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), is the first to show the impact of vaccination on antibody responses and new infections in a large group of adults from the general population aged 16 […]

PROJECT USING SMART DEVICES TO DETECT HEART PROBLEMS GETS FUNDING FROM NATIONAL CHARITY

A project to test how effective smart devices are at detecting heart rhythm problems has received a grant of almost £150,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.  The project, which will recruit 50 patients at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, will assess whether smart rings and watches can offer an accurate and reliable way […]