17 September 2021
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.
3 September 2021
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.
1 September 2021
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.
17 August 2021
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.
28 July 2021
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.
8 July 2021
The Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research, known as OSCAR, has marked another significant milestone with the launch of OSCAR-Prenetics Innovation and Technology Centre for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (the OSCAR-Prenetics ITC).
8 June 2021
By David Macdonald, Department of Zoology. The finger of blame has been pointed at wildlife trade in the wet markets of Wuhan, Hubei, China, where this Covid-19 outbreak seems to have originated. But could bats and pangolins really be responsible?
3 June 2021
A new international study involving University of Oxford researchers has conclusively demonstrated that national lockdowns and public health campaigns introduced at the start of the pandemic have reduced the transmission of bacteria that cause respiratory infections.
26 May 2021
Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formalisation of the Pango Network, an international team of experts to oversee the identification and naming of different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Oxford University and Prenetics announce landmark collaboration to scale rapid testing tech globally
20 April 2021
Today, the University of Oxford, Prenetics Limited, a global leader in diagnostics and genetic testing, and Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have signed collaboration agreements to further develop the award-winning OxLAMP technology, a rapid, molecular testing technology for infectious diseases.
29 March 2021
Two engineering DPhil students from the University of Oxford have created a website for GP surgeries across the UK to optimise the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s 1 million housebound patients.
12 January 2021
The latest data from Oxford’s COVID-19 Impact Monitor shows the January lockdown has, so far, had one third less national impact on movement than the March shutdown. The figures demonstrate that some regions are still moving at more than 50% of pre-pandemic levels, despite the tough restrictions and calls for people to remain at home.
12 January 2021
A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, has analysed the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and produced the most fine-scaled and comprehensive genomic analysis of transmission of any epidemic to date.
18 December 2020
Led by Professor Yee Whye Teh, a team from the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning research group at the Department of Statistics has built a model that monitors the daily spread of the virus locally.
14 December 2020
Artificial Intelligence test has been shown to be able to rapidly screen patients arriving in Emergency Departments for COVID-19
9 December 2020
An international team of researchers have shown that, while both cities have experienced large epidemics with high mortality, as much as three-quarters of the population in Manaus was infected between March and October, and a third of the population in São Paulo.
7 December 2020
By Michael Bonsall, Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Department of Zoology
23 November 2020
OxVent is a rapidly deployable and scalable low-cost mechanical ventilator specially designed for COVID-19, which has now been recognised as one of the best innovations of the year by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Rapid COVID-19 test, Oxsed RaViD Direct, now in use at Heathrow and trials at Hong Kong International Airport
4 November 2020
The spinout company, Oxsed, was last month acquired by DNAFit Life Sciences, a wholly owned entity of Hong Kong-based genetics and diagnostic health testing company Prenetics. Deploying the test to further global airports is now under discussion.