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New research on blood-brain barrier

A new consortium of 27 partners coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences will tackle the challenge of discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases. The blood-brain barrier is a protective layer between the brain’s blood capillaries and the cells […]

Cannabis use in teenagers

Researchers from Department of Psychiatry (University of Oxford) and McGill University have found that cannabis use among adolescents is found to be associated with increased risk of depression and anxiety in adulthood. Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of […]

Latest report from the Oxford AHSN

The latest report for Q3 in Year 6 from the Oxford AHSN is here

Big Data Institute announces new research alliances

The Big Data Institute (BDI) have recently announced new research alliances with Novartis and Sensyne Health https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/news/big-data-institute-announces-two-new-research-alliances A five-year collaboration with Novartis to establish a world-leading research alliance that will improve drug development by making it more efficient and more targeted. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics, the partners expect to transform how ultra large and […]

£4.5 million for clinical research consortium to tackle the global threat of epidemic infections diseases

https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/news/ps4-5-million-award-for-clinical-research-consortium-to-tackle-the-global-threat-of-epidemic-infectious-diseases   The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) has been awarded £4.5 million to accelerate clinical research to prevent illness and deaths from epidemic infectious diseases. ISARIC – whose Global Support Centre is hosted by the University of Oxford – is a world-wide, grass-roots consortium of clinical research networks, working together […]

Oxford University signs universal flu vaccine development deal with US startup BWV

Oxford University, through its innovation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI), has entered into an option agreement for a universal influenza vaccine with US-based startup Blue Water Vaccines (BWV), which is raising $15m to support development of the flu shot. Developed by scientists at the University’s Department of Zoology the vaccine protects against all influenza strains […]

BDI to host EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Health Data Science

The BDI is a key partner in the work of the AHSC . The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has funded a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Health Data Science at the University of Oxford. The Centre will be located within the Big Data Institute, and will play a leading role […]

People with chronic conditions are missing out on health management benefits of physical activity

A study of over 96,000 UK men and women, of average age 64.5 years, has found that those with chronic conditions are spending considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers, so are missing out on its health management benefits. The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford measured the […]

Health services improve in Oxfordshire

CQC finds improvements – further information have be read here 

OUH new Medical Director

The new OUH Medical Director, Dr Meghana Pandit started at the OUH in January 2019 https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=914

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