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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.

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.

'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.

Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards champion high-impact research

Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards champion high-impact research

Award Engineering MPLS Maths Physics Zoology

Oxford University has celebrated high-impact research with the first Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. MPLS researchers were among those recognised.

MeerKAT telescope unveiled in South Africa

MeerKAT telescope unveiled in South Africa

MPLS Physics

Data gained from a giant telescope in South Africa will help to shape our understanding of the universe and how stars and galaxies are formed.

Focussed ultrasound used to improve effects of cancer drugs

Focussed ultrasound used to improve effects of cancer drugs

Biomedical engineering Engineering MPLS

Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours.

17 women in MPLS are now live and part of MSD’s Women in Science project website

17 women in MPLS are now live and part of MSD’s Women in Science project website

MPLS Medical science Women in science

The Women in Science project has a collection of 56 interviews with women scientists all working at Oxford. This includes new interviews from 17 women working in Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences completed in 2017/18, alongside the original 39 women interviewed in Medical Sciences in 2014/15.

Nano-scale ‘vibrational wave’ research could revolutionise super materials

Nano-scale ‘vibrational wave’ research could revolutionise super materials

MPLS Materials science

A new Oxford University research collaboration could transform the design and development of a number of next generation materials, including thermoelectrics.

MPLS academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

MPLS academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Award MPLS Physics Plant sciences Zoology

The pioneering work of members of the University, including several in MPLS, has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

MPLS Medical science

Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI), a national centre of excellence that will harness disruptive technologies such as AI and robotics to improve dramatically our understanding of biology.

L’Oreal-UNESCO Fellowship for Dr Nicky Farrer

L’Oreal-UNESCO Fellowship for Dr Nicky Farrer

Chemistry MPLS Women in science

Nicky’s research focusses on the targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs to improve the quality and length of life for cancer patients.

MPLS Division to collaborate on new Internet of Things project

MPLS Division to collaborate on new Internet of Things project

Business and Industry Engineering Funding MPLS

MPLS is leading Oxford University’s input into the PITCH-In project, which is being led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Newcastle, and industrial and health sector partners. The aim is to drive forward collaboration concerned with the Internet of Things.

Sweet potato research challenges early contact between America and Polynesia

Sweet potato research challenges early contact between America and Polynesia

MPLS Plant sciences

New research led by Oxford University has revealed that sweet potato likely arrived naturally in Polynesia in pre-human times - challenging the long standing view that one of the world’s most widely used crops was transported from America to Polynesia by people.

Extremely fast dives help peregrine falcons manoeuvre to catch agile prey

Extremely fast dives help peregrine falcons manoeuvre to catch agile prey

MPLS Zoology

Using detailed computer simulations, Oxford University research has revealed why falcons dive at their prey using the same steering laws as man-made missiles.

Oxford showcase AI research

Oxford showcase AI research

Computer science Engineering MPLS Oxford Sparks Research Spin out

The University of Oxford demonstrated its artificial intelligence (AI) research with a one-day expo on 27 March 2018...

Deep-sea wildlife more vulnerable to extinction than first thought

Deep-sea wildlife more vulnerable to extinction than first thought

MPLS Zoology

We have only known about the existence of the unusual yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) - a family of crab-like animals whose hairy claws and bodies are reminiscent of the abominable snowman - since 2005, but already their future survival could be at risk.

13% rise in visitors to Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums

13% rise in visitors to Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums

MPLS Plant sciences

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums enjoyed a 13% rise in visitors in 2017, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). This compares with a 7.3% increase for UK visitor attractions as a whole.

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