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Six new Fellowships funded by Celgene as part of a commitment to translational medicine at Oxford

ix new Oxford-Celgene Fellowships will support postdoctoral researchers and clinicians across six departments within the Medical Sciences Division, providing an opportunity for them to gain exposure to the field of commercial drug discovery and development. The new Fellowships represent an additional investment of £3M into the University. The Oxford-Celgene Fellowship Programme was established in 2015 with the […]


A physiotherapy team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) recently won a prestigious award at the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards. The Enhanced Recovery Therapy Team won the Allied Health Professionals Quality Improvement Award for significantly reducing the length of patient stays in hospital. The team developed an innovative treatment plan for patients undergoing […]

Oxford Brookes #1

For the third consecutive year, Oxford Brookes has been hailed as the UK’s top university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings. The University is yet again the only UK institution to make the list of universities under 50 years old. Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, said: “It is a […]

Link between diabetes and heart disease

A global study of 12 million people has found diabetes increases the risk of heart failure and this increase is greater for women than men. © Shutterstock Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health determined that this differential was greater in type 1 than type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is associated with a […]

New Applied Research Collaborative for Oxford and Thames Valley

Oxford AHSN and Oxford AHSC welcome new applied research body July 11, 2019 The announcement today of a new national network focusing on applied health and social care research has been welcomed by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) and the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied […]

Apply now and get support from Bucks HSC Ventures

The start of a mission to push your innovation to market We are particularly keen to support innovations that are specific to the following focus areas: Best Start in Life Laying the foundations for a healthier future. This focus topic targets innovations that will enable parents and children, from pregnancy through to adolescence, to have […]

New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division have established a key cause of micro blood vessels constricting during surgery to reopen a blocked artery, and identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism behind it. © Shutterstock Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in the UK and throughout the Western World. One of […]

From bugs to drugs

A new study led by Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya, has decoded the structure of unique proteins found in tick saliva and created new ones not found in nature, paving the way for a new generation of ‘Swiss-army knife’ anti-inflammatory drugs, with customised extensions to block different inflammatory pathways. Previous research by Professor Shoumo […]

OUH in UK first

A UK-first operation that removes both adrenal glands at the same time has been carried out at Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The operation, a bilateral simultaneous retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (BSRA), was performed by Churchill Hospital-based endocrine surgeon consultants Radu Mihai and Shad Khan in May 2019. Such surgery to remove the adrenal glands, which […]

Lords debate on AHSCs

Colleagues at King’s Health Partners updated AHSC colleagues on the important debate in House of Lords regarding AHSCs and the response from the Government from Baroness Blackwood. The full transcript via Hansard is available here

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