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.
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.
Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province
24 April 2020
A new study led by researchers at Oxford and Guangdong Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention describes the epidemiology and genetic make-up of the COVID-19 outbreak in China’s most populous region, and shows how early and intensive testing and tracing helped to interrupt local transmission of the virus.
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.
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.
24 February 2020
Researchers from the University of Oxford have discovered that the Himalayan wolf is a unique wolf characteristically adapted to the harsh life in the Asian high altitudes where low oxygen levels challenge all life forms.
17 February 2020
What do a mathematician, an epidemiologist, a vaccine developer, a protein crystallographer and a whole bevy of immunologists and infectious disease specialists have in common? Answer: they’re just some of the Oxford University researchers coming together to fight the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
11 February 2020
Researchers at the University of Oxford and Programa Tatô have developed a catchy way to reach communities on the island of São Tomé, in West Africa.
4 February 2020
Researchers at the University of Oxford have led a large collaboration to map the global distribution of nCoV-2019, commonly known as the Coronavirus.
21 January 2020
A new scientific survey has reinforced the importance of one of the world’s only remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers and provided evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand's Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.
7 January 2020
A Science Blog article by Dr Amy Hinsley, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Zoology and the Oxford Martin School
18 December 2019
Peter Tyrell, DPhil student in the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the Department of Zoology, discusses whether Kenya’s protected areas and policies adequately conserve its less well known mammals, birds, and amphibians, in an article first published on the Conversation.
10 December 2019
Researchers at the University of Oxford and their collaborators have launched a new approach called the "Conservation Hierarchy" to support governments, businesses, individuals, communities and local authorities in their efforts to tackle the loss of nature in a coordinated way.
6 December 2019
Research from Oxford University calls us to reconsider how behaviours may spread through societies of wild animals, and how this might provide new insights into human social networks.