16 October 2018
A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient poo.
15 October 2018
The University of Oxford have launched a campaign dedicated to Oxford AI research to highlight the breadth of Oxford’s research and innovation.
3 October 2018
Some of the world’s biggest private sector companies are committing to address their environmental impacts and factoring biodiversity into their sustainability reports, according to new Oxford University research.
2 October 2018
Research from Oxford University has revealed that bold male birds focus on forming strong relationships with their future breeding partners while shy male birds play the field.
26 September 2018
Oxford was today declared the world’s number one university for the third successive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
25 September 2018
Oxford University, through its innovation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI), is launching support for the creation of impact-driven businesses: social enterprises.
25 September 2018
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have today announced the second round of business-led Prosperity Partnerships linking Research with Industry.
25 September 2018
Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine.
19 September 2018
The University of Oxford is delighted to announce that the John Oldacre Foundation has renewed its commitment to the work of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences by pledging £1,000,000 to support DPhil (PhD) scholarship provision in perpetuity.
18 September 2018
The University of Oxford has marked the opening of the Beecroft Building, a new 8,950sqm building for experimental and theoretical physics.
14 September 2018
Using a combination of AI and weather forecasting can help scientists to predict the movements of millions of birds and support their conservation goals, according to new Oxford University research.
13 September 2018
Research from Oxford University published today in the journal Genome Research has found that a special combination of epigenetic modifications crucial to stem cell growth evolved in animals much earlier than previously appreciated.
12 September 2018
A joint report chaired by an Oxford University academic, presents an ambitious plan for how the UK can lead the way in deploying greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
6 September 2018
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the pioneering British astrophysicist, has been awarded a special Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics for her celebrated discovery of pulsars and her inspirational leadership within the scientific community.
3 September 2018
Researchers from the University of Oxford have constructed a "molecular hopper", capable of moving single strands of DNA through a protein nanotube.
28 August 2018
Genome sequencing sheds light on yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.
23 August 2018
Despite plants and vegetation being key to the Earth’s ecosystem, little is known about the origin of their roots. However in new research, published in Nature, Oxford University scientists describe a transitional root fossil, from the earliest land ecosystem, that sheds light on how roots have evolved.
8 August 2018
Scientists have discovered a new species of lobopodian, an ancient relative of modern-day velvet worms, in 430 million-years-old Silurian rocks in Herefordshire, UK.
7 August 2018
The question of why we sleep has been a longstanding subject of debate, with some theories suggesting that slumber provides respite for the brain, which allows it to filter out insignificant neural connections, build new ones, strengthen memories and even repair itself. However, new Oxford University research has used mathematical approaches to tackle the adaptive significance of sleep, and suggests that it has another equally significant purpose - boosting our ‘fitness’ and future family line reproductive success.