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Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history

Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history

Zoology

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.

Discover how #OxfordAI is helping change the world

Discover how #OxfordAI is helping change the world

Research

The University of Oxford have launched a campaign dedicated to Oxford AI research to highlight the breadth of Oxford’s research and innovation.

More big companies commit to addressing environmental impacts

More big companies commit to addressing environmental impacts

Research Zoology

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.

Bold male birds fall faster and harder for their partners

Bold male birds fall faster and harder for their partners

MPLS Zoology

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.

Oxford ranked world's best university for third year running

Oxford ranked world's best university for third year running

Award MPLS

Oxford was today declared the world’s number one university for the third successive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Oxford University launches social enterprise support

Oxford University launches social enterprise support

Innovation and Enterprise

Oxford University, through its innovation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI), is launching support for the creation of impact-driven businesses: social enterprises.

EPSRC funded Research and Industry partnership to boost engine research

EPSRC funded Research and Industry partnership to boost engine research

Engineering Funding

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have today announced the second round of business-led Prosperity Partnerships linking Research with Industry.

Pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine offers hope

Pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine offers hope

Medical science Research Zoology

Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine.

A new scholarship fund for the next generation of plant scientists

A new scholarship fund for the next generation of plant scientists

Funding Plant sciences

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.

New £50m physics building opened by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

New £50m physics building opened by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Physics

The University of Oxford has marked the opening of the Beecroft Building, a new 8,950sqm building for experimental and theoretical physics.

Weather forecasting sheds light on where and when birds will fly

Weather forecasting sheds light on where and when birds will fly

Zoology

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.

New understanding of worm stem cells could untap potential of our own

New understanding of worm stem cells could untap potential of our own

MPLS Zoology

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.

Greenhouse gas removal could make the UK carbon neutral by 2050, but immediate action is required

Greenhouse gas removal could make the UK carbon neutral by 2050, but immediate action is required

Earth sciences MPLS

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.

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell awarded special Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell awarded special Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics

Award Physics

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.

'Molecular hopper' created, small enough to move single DNA strands

'Molecular hopper' created, small enough to move single DNA strands

Chemistry MPLS

Researchers from the University of Oxford have constructed a "molecular hopper", capable of moving single strands of DNA through a protein nanotube.

Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever

Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever

Research Zoology

Genome sequencing sheds light on yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.

Getting to the root of plant evolution

Getting to the root of plant evolution

Plant sciences Research

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.

New species of rare ancient ‘worm’ discovered in fossil hotspot

New species of rare ancient ‘worm’ discovered in fossil hotspot

Earth sciences Research

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.

Better sleep linked with family tree strength

Better sleep linked with family tree strength

Maths Research Zoology

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.

New Teaching Laboratories for Chemistry

New Teaching Laboratories for Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry’s new state-of-the-art teaching labs will provide new space for undergraduates in a fully-accessible building.

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