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.
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.
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.
10 July 2018
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.
2 July 2018
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.
19 June 2018
A new Oxford University research collaboration could transform the design and development of a number of next generation materials, including thermoelectrics.
6 June 2018
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.
9 May 2018
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.
13 April 2018
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.
13 April 2018
Using detailed computer simulations, Oxford University research has revealed why falcons dive at their prey using the same steering laws as man-made missiles.
26 March 2018
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.
19 March 2018
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.