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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 […]

Oxford Brookes Global MBA climbs in worldwide rankings

The Oxford Brookes Global MBA programme has risen three places in the 2021 QS Online MBA Rankings to 12th in the world, and 5th in the UK. The rankings were issued this week by higher and business education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Oxford Brookes University’s MBA is a flexible programme which can be completed via distance […]

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 […]

DIABETES DATA DASHBOARD GETS AWARD SHORTLISTING – real partnership working for IMPACT

An Oxfordshire NHS diabetes team has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Award in the ‘Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year’ category. The shortlisted team includes senior clinicians and managers from: Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust South Central and West Commissioning […]

Oxford medical students launch flagship raffle in aid of NHS heroes and lifesaving medical equipment

Tingewick, a society formed of medical students from Oxford University, are hosting a virtual charity raffle. With over 70 amazing prizes, ranging from Truck festival tickets to restaurant vouchers to bags of books and even a bike, the raffle is an exciting way to celebrate lockdown lifting by supporting many wonderful Oxfordshire businesses whilst raising […]