19 October 2023
As the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated, viruses can quickly evolve new ways of evading our immune systems, undermining our efforts to control outbreaks. But a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by researchers in the Department of Computer Science and Harvard Medical School could help predict new viral variants before they emerge.
3 October 2023
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has designated the University of Oxford a Centre of Excellence in Focused Ultrasound. Oxford becomes the fifth Centre of Excellence in Europe and the eleventh worldwide. The recognition coincides with the University of Oxford’s celebration of Focused Ultrasound Day.
4 May 2023
Children up to five years old, particularly infants, are at highest risk of meningococcal disease.
31 January 2023
A new study led by researchers at the Department of Computer Science has found that, between 2021 and 2022, COVID-19 was a leading cause of death in children and young people in the United States, ranking eighth overall.
Oxford to collaborate with Digital University Kerala on nanotechnology, AI, sustainability, digital health, and innovation
13 October 2022
The University of Oxford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new collaboration with the Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology in India (known as Digital University Kerala or DUK).
26 September 2022
A new study involving Oxford's Department of Engineering Science has found that monitoring night-time blood pressure is important in preventing cardiovascular disease such as stroke or heart failure.
18 August 2022
A team led by researchers from Oxford Chemistry have recently published a study in Nature Communications investigating the mechanism behind a resistance to the drug ivosidenib that has developed in some types of cancer.
29 July 2022
The new air-powered hand provides a lightweight, low-maintenance and easy-to-use body-powered prosthetic option particularly well suited for children and those in low and middle-income countries.
15 July 2022
Oxford biologists are part of an international team that has been modelling the cancer-suppressing p53 gene to identify how 20 different molecules unique to elephants are activated for increased sensitivity and response against carcinogenic conditions – with implications for cancer treatments in humans.
11 July 2022
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Eleven MPLS researchers have been recognised in this year’s MPLS Impact Awards, which showcase research impact across the division and help us to identify examples of impact excellence that will help us to prepare the ground for future Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions and similar exercises.
14 February 2022
Created by a team from the University of Oxford in collaboration with King’s College London, the OxVent ventilator was designed especially for COVID-19 in response to the UK Government’s ‘Ventilator Challenge’ to address the potential shortage of ventilators caused by the pandemic.
8 February 2022
Researchers at Oxford University have implanted a novel closed-loop research platform for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) – a brainstem nucleus – in Parkinson’s-like Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).
5 November 2021
Oxford University today joins a consortium led by the digital quantum computing company, SEEQC, to build and deliver a full-stack quantum computer for pharmaceutical drug development for Merck KGaA.
23 September 2021
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.
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).