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Who are the NIHR?

See the new video released by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to explain who they are and what they do. The video, which is less than one minute long, describes the NIHR ‘in a nutshell’ and features people from across the NIHR who are working towards improving the health and wealth of the […]

Zika spread secrets tracked through new gene sequencing study

An international research collaboration studying the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. For the full story on University of Oxford website

‘Virtual reality as a healthcare tool’

Dr Freeman’s work with Oxford Health patients has previously shown that virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia, by allowing situations to face situations they fear and learn that they are actually safe. In an interview with Computer Weekly magazine, Dr Freeman said: “VR has the potential, in essence, to let many millions of people see the best […]

Oxford Health tops table for recruitment to research

Oxford Health is at the top of the table for most people recruited to take part in research studies. The Trust recruited 1,908 people to 36 studies supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network in the 2016/17 financial year. During the previous year, they recruited  1,812 people to 29 studies, […]

Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford agree ground breaking digital health deal with Drayson Technologies

Millions of NHS patients are set to benefit from the commercialisation of cutting edge technologies invented in Oxford, in a landmark licensing deal between Drayson Technologies and a partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals developed and trialled the technologies in […]

How close are we to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s?

Oxford Health BRC Theme Leads, Professors Clare Mackay and Simon Lovestone, reveal details of the world’s biggest and most in-depth studies into dementia on BBC Radio 4’s World at One. Known as the ‘Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study’, it is hoped that the broad range of tests on people in their middle ages will open up paths to early […]

Oxford researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of imaging test to provide an early warning of coronary artery disease, and the risk of heart attacks. The new imaging technique can be applied as a new feature in routine computed tomography angiography (CTA), and will improve the diagnosis and management of coronary […]

Using pain-related brain activity to improve pain relief in infants

Researchers have developed a non-invasive means to measure pain-related brain activity, which could help to reduce pain in babies undergoing medical procedures. One of the major challenges to assessing and managing pain in very young children is that they are unable to articulate their feelings. Instead, paediatricians rely on observations of facial expressions or heart […]