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Oxford scientists form spinout to launch rapid Covid-19 virus test

Biomedical engineering COVID-19 Engineering Spin out

Covid-19 pandemic demands availability of highly accessible and rapid testing around the world to enable countries to emerge from lockdown with confidence.

Male fruit flies' decline in fertility with age is not only driven by changes in sperm

Research Zoology

Infertility is one of the most striking effects of ageing. The impact of ageing on females’ fertility is more severe and much better understood, but it also affects males.

MPLS success in Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards 2020

Award MPLS Teaching

New for 2020, the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards celebrate high-quality education across the collegiate University - recognising new and innovative approaches to teaching, and the steps being taken to further students' educational experience at Oxford.

Britain is reluctant to move on COVID-19 advice, but not if it is sunny

COVID-19 Engineering Maths

Britain is proving reluctant to start moving, despite the Government’s relaxation of a series of lockdown measures, according to data from the Oxford COVID-19 Impact Monitor.

SNAP-DRAGON project funded to study the changing subpolar North Atlantic Ocean

Climate change Earth sciences Funding Research

The project, led by Oxford Earth Sciences Associate Professor Helen Johnson, will provide new knowledge of this critical region, which will help to improve predictions of ocean and climate variability in the North Atlantic and beyond.

Plants: the known unknowns which are undermining conservation

The botanical world – which drives the planet’s ecosystems – is the Cinderella science, struggling for resources and recognition, struggling even to keep up with the rate of extinction.

Royal Society of Chemistry Awards Success for Oxford Chemists

Award Chemistry

The outstanding work of Oxford chemists has been recognised in this year's prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards, announced today.

Hawking Points in the Cosmic Microwave Background - a challenge to the concept of Inflation

Maths Physics Research

For thirty years Oxford Mathematician Roger Penrose has challenged one of the key planks of Cosmology, namely the concept of Inflation, now over 40 years old, according to which our universe expanded at an enormous rate immediately after the Big Bang.

Fossil hunting? Clay holds the key

Earth sciences Research

Researchers at the Universities of Oxford, Yale, Harvard, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the Diamond Light Source in the UK, have discovered that kaolinite, a mineral found in certain fine-grained rocks around the world, is a key ingredient for preserving some of the earliest forms of complex life.

Quantum technology to ensure resilient maritime navigation

Physics Research

Dr Simon Calcutt from Oxford’s Department of Physics along with Professor Tom Pike from Imperial College London are leading on a new research project to improve the precision of maritime navigation.

Oldest relative of ragworms and earthworms discovered

Earth sciences Research

Scientists at the Universities of Oxford, Exeter, Yunnan and Bristol and have discovered the oldest fossil of the group of animals that contains earthworms, leeches, ragworms and lugworms.

Transformational gift to support Oxford’s newest graduate college

Funding MPLS Medical science

Oxford University has received a landmark £80 million donation from the Reuben Foundation that will transform Oxford’s newest college and establish a major new scholarship programme for graduate and undergraduate students.

Bacteria perform mass suicide to defend their colony

Medical science Research Zoology

A new study from researchers at Oxford University’s Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry shows that warring bacteria will engage in suicidal attacks in vast numbers to take down competitors.

Success of test, trace and isolate programmes depends on speed, compliance and monitoring

COVID-19 Statistics

Professor Yee Whye Teh, from the Department of Statistics, joined a panel briefing at the Science Media Centre to discuss some of the work of The Royal Society’s DELVE group (Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics) who are reviewing Test, Trace, Isolate evidence from around the world.

BBC Contagion experiment offers insights into Covid-19 control

COVID-19 Research Zoology

Data from a BBC citizen science experiment has helped predict how different strategies could control the spread of Covid-19, according to new preliminary research from Oxford University, University of East Anglia, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Earth Sciences announce new Brewer-Loughman award for final year undergraduates

Earth sciences

The University Of Oxford Department Of Earth Sciences are delighted to announce the establishment of The Brewer-Loughman Awards for final year Earth Sciences Undergraduates.

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