28 July 2020
Researchers from the Department of Zoology have discovered that moderate doses of antibiotics restrict the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
28 July 2020
Infectious disease and clinical machine learning experts at the University of Oxford have developed an Artificial Intelligence test that can rapidly screen for COVID-19 in patients arriving in emergency departments.
23 July 2020
For the first time, the raw genetic material that codes for bats’ unique adaptations and superpowers such as the ability to fly, to use sound to move effortlessly in complete darkness, to survive and tolerate deadly diseases, to resist ageing and cancer - has been fully revealed and published in 'Nature'.
13 July 2020
The University of Oxford has embarked on a new project with The Royal Horticultural Society, the UK’s gardening charity, to make information about plants more readily available to everyone with an interest in gardens and garden plants.
9 July 2020
Professor Charlotte Deane in the Department of Statistics was one of a panel of experts contributing to the RSC report, which sets out a vision for how digital technologies will enable and accelerate scientific discovery and solutions to global challenges.
9 July 2020
Conservationists have been working for decades to save species such as pangolins and rhinos from illegal hunting and trading. And, with fears that the coronavirus pandemic originated from the wildlife trade, there’s never been more pressure to find solutions.
8 July 2020
Covid-19 pandemic demands availability of highly accessible and rapid testing around the world to enable countries to emerge from lockdown with confidence.
6 July 2020
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.
2 July 2020
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.
30 June 2020
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.
29 June 2020
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.
26 June 2020
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.
24 June 2020
The outstanding work of Oxford chemists has been recognised in this year's prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards, announced today.
22 June 2020
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.
15 June 2020
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.
12 June 2020
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.
11 June 2020
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.
11 June 2020
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.
8 June 2020
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.