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.
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.
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.
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.
1 June 2020
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.
7 May 2020
As the number of new daily confirmed cases begins to decrease, governments must decide how to release their populations from quarantine as efficiently as possible without overwhelming their health services. Research led by Professor Mike Bonsall from the Department of Zoology.
23 April 2020
Research carried out at Oxford, in collaboration with Columbia University and Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London, has revealed that the signature of metal ions present in urine samples is an accurate indicator of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), one of the deadliest types of cancer.
9 April 2020
An international team of researchers including academics from the Department of Zoology have shown that China’s control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days.
8 April 2020
In an article published on The Conversation, Dan Challender, Amy Hinsley, Diogo Verissimo and Michael 't Sas-Rolfes (from the Department of Zoology and the Oxford Martin School) discuss this issue.
6 April 2020
Considerable uncertainty surrounds Covid-19 - how long it will take before a vaccine is developed, the death rate amongst cases and even how many cases there have been so far. But there is one thing of which we can be sure: social distancing works, according to Dr Robin Thompson from the Mathematical Institute.
27 March 2020
Serologic tests are blood tests that look for antibodies in your blood, and would allow scientists to decipher what fraction of the British public have already had COVID-19 and recovered, and provide an improved estimate of the number remaining at risk of serious illness.
17 March 2020
Lucy Woodall from the Department of Zoology writes about the “First Descent: Midnight Zone” deep-sea scientific mission in the Indian Ocean, in an article from The Conversation.
13 March 2020
Study explores role of human induced climate change in the 2019–2020 South-Eastern Australian bushfire season.