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CO2 removal is essential to achieving net zero

Climate Earth sciences Physics Zoology

An article by Dr Steve Smith, executive director of the Oxford Net Zero Initiative and the CO2RE hub, which is focussed on greenhouse gas removal.

University of Oxford Launches Podium Analytics Institute for Youth Sports Medicine and Technology

Biomedical engineering Medical science Physical sciences underpinning health

Oxford University has been selected as the home of the new Podium Analytics Institute for Youth Sports Medicine and Technology. This will be the world’s first academic Institute focused on young athletes’ safety and lifelong health.

Seibu Lions - Save the Disappearing Wild Lions Project

Biology Zoology

A partnership between the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in the Department of Zoology and the Saitama Seibu Lions, a popular professional baseball team in Japan, is realising the team's commitment to support lion conservation, in recognition of the important role of their mascot and namesake, the Lion.

A unique international ‘zoom’ collaboration to develop treatments for COVID-19

COVID-19 Chemistry Research Statistics

An international collaboration of 29 scientists around the world has focused on understanding how SARS-COV-2 makes its worker proteins at the molecular level in order to develop novel antiviral drugs that block their production.

Troubled waters: How global marine wildlife protection can undermine fishing communities

Biology Food security & biodiversity Research Zoology

New research led by the University of Oxford, published in Conservation Letters, has examined the conflict between small-scale fisheries and marine mammals, using the experience of fisheries on the west coast of South America to highlight a worldwide issue.

How Oxford University research is helping feed the world in the 21st century

Biology Food security & biodiversity Plant sciences Research

New research published recently in the journal eLife sheds fresh light on plant chloroplasts, and the proteins inside them. The regulation of chloroplast proteins is important for plant development and stress acclimation and is increasingly significant as plants are having to respond to changing environments.

Eight Oxford researchers win top UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Award Chemistry Engineering Materials science Maths Physics

Five of the new Fellows are from MPLS Division. The Fellowships have been created by UKRI to help develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business.

Coronavirus Epidemics first hit more than 21,000 years ago

COVID-19 Research Zoology

A new Oxford University Study, published today, shows that the most recent common ancestor of the SARS-CoV viruses existed more than 21,000 years ago, nearly 30 times older than previous estimates.

Reducing children’s exposure to malaria in their early years substantially cuts the risk of hospitalisation

Medical science Research Zoology

For the first time in more than two decades, a team from the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and University of Oxford (including Department of Zoology researchers) have quantified the risk of children suffering severe outcomes from malaria.

AI test screens for COVID-19 26% faster than lateral flow tests

COVID-19 Engineering Medical science Research

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) test performed by the bedside in 10 minutes quickly and safely triages patients coming to hospital for COVID-19, a University of Oxford-led study has shown.

UK-based consortium established to develop prototype solid-state batteries

Business and Industry Funding Materials science

A consortium of seven UK-based organisations, including Oxford University, have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine ambitions to develop world-leading prototype solid-state battery technology, targeting automotive applications.

How to design an icosahedral quasicrystal through directional bonding

Chemistry Research

Professor Jonathan Doye from the Department of Chemistry writes about his research.

Sharing vaccines between nations: a mathematical approach

COVID-19 Maths Research Zoology

New research from the University of Oxford and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, published in Frontiers in Public Health, uses mathematical modelling to determine the most equitable way to share vaccines between nations.

New research on preventing infant deaths due to neonatal sepsis

Antimicrobial resistance Chemistry Medical science Research Zoology

Information about the most effective antibiotics to use in low and middle income countries (LMICs) for neonatal sepsis has been discovered uniquely combining epidemiological, genomic and pharmacodynamic data.

Oxford climate scientists: No doubt about climate change

Climate Physics

Leading Oxford climate scientists today insisted there can be no doubt that human-driven climate change is a fact and urgent action is needed, as the IPCC’s report is released showing emissions are driving up temperatures.

Global leaders named as Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellows

AI and data science Computer science Engineering

Five internationally-recognised researchers have been appointed as the first Turing Artificial Intelligence (AI) World-Leading Researcher Fellows.

New Oxford University research will help optimize environmentally friendly ways of fertilising plants

Food security & biodiversity Plant sciences Research

New research from the Departments of Plant Sciences and Engineering Science, as well as collaborators at VU Amsterdam, uses both mathematical modelling and experimental validation to study the metabolic processes controlling how bacteria provide ammonia to legumes, which is vastly important for sustainable agriculture.

Alpha variant spread via ‘super-seeding’ event: warning over COVID-19 variants

COVID-19 Zoology

The COVID-19 Alpha (or Kent) variant is not 80% more transmissible, as was originally thought, according to a new study published by researchers at universities including Oxford. But, they warn, the rapid spread of the variant around the UK last year has major implications for the treatment of other variant outbreaks, because it resulted from multiple ‘exports’. It was, in fact, a major ‘super-seeding’ event, with the variant ‘exported’ numerous times from the large outbreak in the Kent/London area.

Monks Wood Wilderness: 60 years ago, scientists let a farm field rewild – here’s what happened

The Conversation Zoology

Richard K Broughton from the Department of Zoology writes about the Monks Wood Wilderness experiment in an article on The Conversation.

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