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Great performance for OUH patients and staff in NIHR-backed research

Figures released by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Local Clinical Research Network today show that there has been a significant increase in the number of people taking part in NIHR-backed research over the past year.  In 2018/19, Oxford University Hospitals recruited 32,285 participants to 534 NIHR-supported studies, up from 20,937 in 517 studies […]

USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO LEAD THE WAY IN FRACTURE PREVENTION

The Fracture Prevention Service at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) has become the first unit in the United Kingdom to identify a bone weakening condition by using AI technology. By using a software programme produced by company Zebra Medical, our team is able to detect osteoporotic vertebral fractures from all CT scanners in our hospitals. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures […]

Clinical data project leads to potential advance in understanding of chronic hepatitis B

Researchers and clinicians in Oxford have provided fresh insights into how some people with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) can be cleared of the disease, as part of a national initiative to better use NHS patient data to tackle emerging health issues. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.com It is hoped that the research, the first study on CHB under […]

Scientists take research on new cancer therapy to local community

Cancer immunotherapy was the focus of this year’s participation in the MRC Festival of Medical Research, which took researchers from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine to shopping centres in Didcot, Reading and Oxford. Researchers from the MRC WIMM (Radcliffe Department of Medicine) visited The Orchard Shopping Centre in Didcot, The Oracle in Reading […]

Oxford AHSN’s commercialisation workshops programme

This programme is now underway with a follow up of 3-day market discovery workshop on in both July and September FINAL Commercialsation Flyer Places on this Oxford AHSN course are available book  here  Market Discovery Pre-Accelerator Cedars Hotel and Conference Centre, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading Explore the commercial viability of your idea with the BioCity coaches, […]

NHS Parliamentary Awards

Two pioneering Oxfordshire teams have made it to the finals of the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards. Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership has been named regional winner and is now shortlisted for the national Excellence in Mental Health Care Award category. Meanwhile, a pioneering project developing a Digital Care Assistant (DCA), which enables staff to gather observations […]

Oxford Brookes climbs!

Oxford Brookes University has climbed 8 places in the latest Guardian University Guide. This is the third consecutive year Oxford Brookes has improved in the rankings and sees the University now ranked 33rd out of 121 UK institutions. Achieving 10 courses in the upper quartile of the guide – including the best result in Journalism, […]

VentureFest 2019

Following its successful event at Oxford Brookes University last year, Venturefest is returning with an extended and attractive new programme in the hope of welcoming old and new friends to join us on Wednesday 11 September. Professor Linda King, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships at Oxford Brookes University says “We are delighted […]

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Research from Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics sheds light on a vicious cycle that causes specialised pancreatic cells to fail in their function to maintain healthy bloody sugar levels. The pancreas produces the hormone insulin which is secreted from specialised cells called Beta cells (β-cells) into the bloodstream in response to a rise in circulating […]

The 2019 Lister Prize

Congratulations to Dr Ross Chapman who has been awarded a 2019 Lister Prize! Image courtesy of Shutterstock These highly competitive prizes help support future leader in biomedicine and are awarded as a lump sum of £250,000 over five years, to fund developing a research programme which will aim to further our understanding of the fundamental DNA […]

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