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Antibiotics, not dirty hospitals, the main cause of C. difficile epidemic

Restricting the use of a common antibiotic was more important than a high profile “deep clean” of hospitals in massively reducing UK antibiotic resistant Clostridium difficile (C. diff) cases, a major new study has found. The study included data from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hospitals and funding from the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, a […]

Architecture students create designs for digital healthcare ideas lab

Oxford’s digital healthcare ideas lab, The Hill, is collaborating with Architecture students from Oxford Brookes University to design a new innovation hub. The Hill, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital and supported by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, encourages and supports innovation in healthcare, particularly in digital health. For the full story on Oxford […]

Industry partnership to deploy digital technology in NHS

A Drayson Technologies, Oxford University and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust collaboration which will see Drayson Technologies bring to market Oxford technologies that can positively impact on patient health outcomes, admissions, and costs within the NHS.  For the full story on Oxford University Hospitals website

Success for three MSD projects with Public Engagement Seed funding

Three projects from the Medical Sciences Division were amongst 10 from across the University to receive funding from the second round of the Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, For the full story on University of Oxford website

£1.5m project to trial technology for lung disease

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is helping to pilot an intelligent home-based system to help people monitor long-term conditions in their own homes. For the full story on Oxford University Hospitals website

Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new study has found. For the full story on Nuffield department of obstetrics and gynaecology

Second key step for eye robot trial

A robot has been used to inject a drug into the back of the eye in a world first for the next phase of a landmark clinical trial at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. Prof Robert MacLaren used the remotely controlled robot to administer a tiny volume of blood dissolving agent tPA under the retina to […]

Repeated self-harm could be predicted by computer tests

A psychiatrist at Oxford Health has led a study which might be able to predict who will go on to self-harm again and again. The research, led by Dr Matthew Broome, a psychiatrist at Oxford Health and a researcher at Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry, analysed the results from 15 previous studies of the relationship between different psychological […]

New Head of Division for Medical Sciences, University of Oxford

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neurology, Professor Christopher Kennard joins the Medical Sciences Division as its new interim Head of Division today, replacing Professor Alastair Buchan, who will be taking a new role as the University’s Head of Brexit Strategy. For the full story on University of Oxford website

Consortium rewarded $8.6m grant from the National Institutes of Health

A consortium directed by Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar at UCLA has received a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The consortium hopes to map the heart’s nervous system, ultimately developing new treatments for cardiovascular disease. For the full story on department of physiology, anatomy and genetics website

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