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New £100 million Rosalind Franklin research institute to improve health through physical science innovation

Oxford University scientists are to play a key role in a new, government-funded research facility, the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI). Backed by over £100 million of investment, the RFI will be a national centre of excellence in technology development and innovation. Physical scientists, engineers and life scientists will work together to develop new techniques and […]

Oxford University expands evidence-based methods courses for health care professionals

Oxford University is launching two new Masters’ degrees in Evidence Based Health Care as part of its continuing professional development programme to enable health care professionals worldwide to base their clinical decisions on valid, reliable and relevant evidence. The two new courses focus specifically on medical statistics and systematic reviews within the wider context of […]

Drugs from bugs tops list of LAB282’s first round of grants

LAB282, the £13m drug discovery partnership for Oxford University, has made its first wave of awards, backing projects targeting cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Launched last year as a partnership between the University, Evotec and Oxford Sciences Innovation, LAB282 aids the rapid translation of research outputs into new drug discovery and development programmes. It draws on […]

Viruses killing cancer cells: stimulating an immune response within the cancer microenvironment

Using funding from CRUK and Psioxus Therapeutics, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford led by Professor Len Seymour, have recently published a paper in Molecular Therapy Oncolytics. Researchers from the Department of Oncology have been working on creating a therapeutic virus that can be given to cancer patients intravenously. This anti-cancer virus, […]

Reading family back genetics project over hope for little Lola

The parents of a seven-year-old girl diagnosed with a learning disability have urged others to follow their example and take part in a pioneering NHS genetics project. Jodie Eaton and Kenny Isitt from Reading spoke after they and their daughter Lola, seven, took part in the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national project funded by the Department […]

Hospital tablet computers cut nurse time by up to 30 percent, study finds

A project to replace bedside paper charts with tablet computers in Oxfordshire’s NHS hospitals reduced the typical time taken to input patients’ vital signs by up to 30 percent, a study has found. The System for Electronic Notification and Documentation (SEND) was developed by the University of Oxford for recording patient vital signs. For the […]

Surgical Sciences Transplantation immunology team awarded £2.5m grant from the Medical Research Council

A multi-disciplinary team led by the Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG) in the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has been awarded a grant of c£2.5m from the Medical Research Council to undertake a pioneering clinical trial of cellular therapy in renal transplantation. For the full story on Nuffield department of surgical sciences […]

Professor Alison Woollard appointed as University Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research

Professor Alison Woollard, Department of Biochemistry and Fellow of Hertford College, has been appointed as the University of Oxford’s next Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research. Professor Woollard will provide academic leadership for the implementation of the University’s Public Engagement with Research strategic plan that was approved by the University’s Research Committee in May 2016. The […]

Africa-Europe partnership launched to develop new AIDS vaccine

A new partnership has been formed between European and African researchers to develop an AIDS vaccine that can be used to prevent infection with different strains of HIV worldwide. For the full story on University of Oxford website

Oxford academics partner with SBI Pharmaceuticals to improve cardiac surgery

Researchers from the University of Oxford are collaborating with the Japanese pharmaceutical company, SBI Pharmaceuticals, to minimise deterioration of heart function outcomes after cardiac surgery. The Trial of δ–Aminolevulinic Acid to Enhance Myocardial Protection (TALEN) will take place across the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. For the full story on […]