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Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) has made a grant of £11.5 million to the University of Oxford, which the University will match with other funding, to allow the development of major clinical research facilities which have the potential to support the introduction of innovative and ground-breaking treatments for patients.   Oxford is one of the most vibrant […]

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Protecting pedestrians from air pollution with bus shelter design – new research begins

Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have been awarded funding to improve bus shelter design, to counteract roadside traffic pollution.  The project is part of the University of Birmingham-led TRANSITION Clean Air Network, which is funding five new research projects aimed at improving air quality by reducing harmful transport emissions.  Oxford Brookes University researchers led by Dr Fabrizio Bonatesta, Reader […]

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Treating diabetic foot ulcers: new research with smart shoe insoles

A research team, involving academics at Oxford Brookes University, has been awarded a share of a £1.6 million grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop smart shoe insoles to help tackle diabetic foot ulcers.  Diabetic foot ulcers affect a quarter of people with diabetes and cost the NHS around £1 billion a year. Funded by UKRI’s Engineering and […]

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RECOVERY trial Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody combination reduces deaths for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial has demonstrated that the investigational antibody combination developed by Regeneron reduces the risk of death when given to patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own. The treatment uses a combination of two monoclonal antibodies (casirivimab and imdevimab, known […]

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Treating Needle Fears May Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rates by 10%

A new large-scale study shows that a quarter of the UK adult population screens positive for a potential injection phobia. Strikingly, these individuals were twice as likely to report that they were COVID-19 vaccine hesitant – that is, they would put off getting vaccinated or indeed never get the jab. The study indicates that if […]

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Impaired antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination in patients with myeloid blood cancers

Oxford researchers have found that antibody responses to the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in people with chronic myeloid blood cancers are not as strong as those among the general population. While this is expected to improve with the second dose, this important finding may help influence the design of future vaccination strategies, with further […]

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Oxford to play host to crucial G7 health talks

The 2021 G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting will be held in-person in Oxford on 3-4 June and will bring together health leaders from the world’s leading democracies to agree life-saving action in critical areas of global health.  They will convene at Oxford University, which has been at the heart of the global fight against COVID-19, with world-leading […]

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Joy Warmington MBE has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for an initial term of three years – she took up her new role today (Tuesday 1 June 2021). The Trust’s Council of Governors, which includes elected representatives of the public and staff, made the appointment at its meeting […]

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In-depth review of spread and adoption approaches published by AHSN Network

An in-depth study examining approaches to spreading and adopting innovation in the health sector has been published by the AHSN Network to help AHSNs, and partners, understand and harness the AHSN collective experience and expertise. The review, which identifies the different approaches used across the 15 AHSNs within the Network, highlights the complexity of spread […]

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Oxford to play host to crucial G7 health talks

Oxford University – an international hub of clinical and medical expertise – will host G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting in early June. In-person events to provide springboard for global collaboration on key areas to stop future pandemics Discussions will inform Leaders’ Summit the following week in Cornwall The 2021 G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting will be held […]

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