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Chocolate!!!!!

Check this out Dr Shelly Coe, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University, has led a study into how a hot chocolate drink could be effective in tackling the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr Coe and a team of researchers found that people given a cocoa drink rich in flavonoids reported less […]

Under My Skin: Play about self-harm returns to Oxfordshire’s schools

A hard-hitting play aimed at challenging the taboos about self-harm is returning for a fourth tour of Oxfordshire schools it was announced today (Fri) on National Self-Harm Awareness Day. Under My Skin was developed with the guidance of experts from Oxford Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and School Health Nursing teams, alongside teachers […]

New evidence for the cause of CHD in babies

Research from Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics provides new evidence that some cases of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. © Shutterstock Congenital heart disease is a heart defect that a baby is born with. It is the most common type of birth defect, affecting […]

Oxford Sciences Innovation Plc

Oxford Sciences Innovation Plc (OSI) announces two new Board-level appointments, with experienced technology entrepreneur Charles Conn joining as Chief Executive and former Google CFO Patrick Pichette joining as Chairman. © Shutterstock OSI provides capital and scaling expertise to businesses driven by intellectual property developed in Oxford University’s Mathematical, Physical, Life Sciences Division and Medical Sciences […]

OUH consultant joins GIRFT

The national Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has recruited Dr Eleri Adams, a consultant neonatologist at Oxford University Hospitals, as one of the clinicians to steer new workstreams focusing on paediatric and neonatal care.  More information can be found here. Two other consultants were appointed to lead on reviews for: paediatric critical care; paediatrics orthopaedic (trauma […]

OUH looks at Legacy of 100,000 genomes

A meeting involving clinicians, academics and patients has taken place in Oxford to celebrate the successes of the 100,000 Genomes Project and how genomic medicine becomes a routine part of NHS care in future.  more information can be found here. The meeting, held on 28 February 2019, Rare Diseases Day, was organised by the Oxford Genomic Medicine Centre, […]

Oxford Brookes improves its rankings

Oxford Brookes’ global reputation for the quality of its teaching has been recognised in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.  More information can be found here. The 2019 rankings found that Oxford Brookes is ranked amongst the “world’s top universities” in 12 subjects. We are rightly proud that one in five of our […]

OUH Consultant helps establish IR service in Uganda

After travelling to Uganda and learning that the country’s 40 million strong population had no access to interventional radiology services, Gregory Makris, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellow at OUH felt the scale of the difficulties besetting healthcare providers in such a resource limited environment, and the urgency of introducing these life-saving procedures to those in […]

Brookes sharing across the globe

Oxford Brookes Bioimaging scientists help train African students and researcher in Ghana Wednesday, 23 January 2019 Oxford Brookes Bioimaging scientists are in Accra, Ghana at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) helping to run a course on the modern technologies used to investigate the biology of infectious diseases. WACCBIP is […]

Warning on risks of CV disease

Waist-stature ratio can indicate the risk of cardiovascular disease even in healthy men Wednesday, 30 January 2019 Health experts have warned for years that men and women with excess abdominal fat run a greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems. However, individuals with abdominal or central obesity are not the only ones in danger, according to […]

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