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News Articles: Research

Opportunities for final goodbyes must be prioritised in COVID-19 pandemic

Bereaved relatives described the ongoing pain of being absent at the end of a loved-one’s life. Many had not seen their relative for weeks or months due to the pandemic. Opportunities must be prioritised for essential connections between families at end-of-life care. The first paper to give voice to those bereaved during the pandemic is […]

NEW ROLES FOR OXFORD AHSN CHIEF OFFICER AND OUH CONSULTANT

Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and consultant stroke physician at OUH, is the new Chair of the AHSN Network, the national body bringing together England’s 15 AHSNs. Gary said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role at an important time for AHSNs and the wider NHS. […]

Seven in ten patients hospitalised with COVID-19 not fully recovered five months after discharge

A majority of survivors who left hospital following COVID-19 had not fully recovered five months after discharge and continued to experience negative impacts on their physical and mental health, as well as their ability to work, according to results released by a major national study into the longer-term effect of the COVID-19. The PHOSP-COVID study, which […]

€6.2 million for world’s largest study into effect of exercise on children with cancer

A project set to be the world’s largest study into the effects of exercise on the successful treatment of children with cancer has begun, with scientists from Oxford Brookes University taking a leading role. The five and a half year project, named FORTEe, has received €6.2 million (£5.4 million) funding from the EU Horizon programme and involves 16 […]

Funding boost for pioneering eye genetics research

Medical research into eye genetics at Oxford Brookes University has received a funding pledge of £2 million from Baillie Gifford, an international investment business. The gift supports the work of Professor Nicola Ragge who has spearheaded a national eye genetics service, leading world-leading research into eye development problems in children. Specialising in cases where babies are […]

New study finds strong immune response following COVID-19 vaccination

A new study has found that 99% of people generate a robust immune response against COVID-19 after just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and that after two doses levels of protection were even stronger. The PITCH (Protective Immunity from T cells to COVID-19 in Health workers) study, led by Oxford and Sheffield Universities with […]

MRC HIU researchers release cheap, quick COVID-19 antibody test

An international research team led by the Townsend Group at the Medical Research Council Human Immunology Unit ((MRC HIU) with other Oxford University scientists has developed a portable test for antibodies that fight the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, published today in Nature Communications. The test, which spots the presence of virus-fighting antibodies rather than a coronavirus infection, can be […]

New partnership enables access to state-of-the-art radiotherapy machine

The first NHS patient has received treatment on the cutting-edge ViewRay MRIdian technology, thanks to a new partnership between the University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust and GenesisCare.   © Genesis Care The partners, with the support of the John Black Charitable Foundation, have collaborated to establish a ten-year programme of […]

AstraZeneca publish primary analysis from US trial of coronavirus vaccine

Our partners AstraZeneca have today announced the high-level results from the primary analysis of their Phase III trial of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the US. They confirm that the vaccine efficacy is consistent with the interim analysis results announced on Monday 22 March 2021. Primary analysis, part of pre-specified trial protocol, follows interim […]

PHYSIO GETS NIHR CLINICAL DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

A physiotherapist who works with patients in the Adult Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital has become the first physio working clinically at Oxford University Hospitals to receive funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to study for a PhD. Owen Gustafson, OUH’s lead physiotherapist for the AICU, has been awarded […]