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Coronavirus Epidemics first hit more than 21,000 years ago

Sarbecoviruses have crossed into humans twice in the last decade, leading to the deadly SARS-CoV-1 outbreak in 2002-04 and the current COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A new Oxford University Study, published today, shows that the most recent common ancestor of these viruses existed more than 21,000 years ago, nearly 30 times older […]

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Vaccine for treating cancer made possible using Oxford COVID vaccine technology

Research from the University of Oxford and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has shown that the technology behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has potential in treating cancer Scientists from the University of Oxford and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research are building on the success of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 to develop a […]

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New app for virtual group exercise classes to support people living with arthritis

A new project to help people with musculoskeletal issues is being developed with the help of researchers from Oxford Brookes University.  Led by Good Boost, the Virtual Community Rehabilitation (VCR) project consortium has received £408,000 of funding from Innovate UK to develop an app so that people can join in with virtual group exercise classes from home […]

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Pulmonary rehab clinic underway this summer at Oxford Brookes

A partnership between two leading education and health organisations has led to face-to-face rehabilitation work returning for the first time in many months. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Brookes University have been running pulmonary rehabilitation clinics which have been supporting vulnerable patients at the university’s Marston Road site in Headington. The clinics enable local […]

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CQC REPORT ON MATERNITY SERVICES AT THE JOHN RADCLIFFE HOSPITAL PUBLISHED

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced focused inspection of maternity services at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in May 2021. The inspectors also visited the Cotswold Birth Centre in Chipping Norton and the Horton General Hospital Midwifery-led Unit in Banbury. All these maternity services are run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS […]

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Oxford retains top spot in world rankings for sixth consecutive year

The University of Oxford remains top of the table in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings Times Higher Education (THE) has announced the results of the THE World University Rankings 2022, with the University of Oxford retaining top spot for an impressive sixth consecutive year. In a year dominated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, […]

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COVID-19 info: Get a first or second vaccination, walk in clinics, getting tested and staying safe

All adults over the age of 18 can now get vaccinated against Covid 19. Oxford Health is the lead provider for large-scale vaccination centres for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire West which use approved Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines. These are located at: Kassam Stadium,  Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6DE Broad Street Mall, Units 49-50, Reading, RG1 7QE. […]

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Boost to international opportunities for Oxford Brookes students

Oxford Brookes University has been awarded funding as part of the government’s first Turing Scheme, to give students opportunities to work and study abroad. Up to 90 students from Oxford Brookes could benefit from the programme in the next academic year, with the opportunity to take up international work placements, global exchange programmes or study […]

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Oxford spin out partners with J&J to transform lung cancer treatment

Optellum, a lung health start-up in Oxford, aims to redefine early interception of lung cancer using artificial intelligence (AI) decision support software. Optellum, a lung-health AI company in Oxford has entered a strategic collaboration with the Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson. Through the collaboration, Optellum will apply its AI-powered clinical decision support platform with […]

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