20 March 2018
The mystery of how comets are able to emit X-rays has been solved by a team led by the University of Oxford.
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.
13 March 2018
OxSyBio, an Oxford University biotech spinout company developing 3D printer technology capable of printing biological materials with a diverse range of therapeutic purposes, has secured £10m in Series A financing from Woodford Investment Management alongside new and existing backers.
12 March 2018
A Computer Science team has developed original software which predicts clinical risk of drug-induced side effects for the heart with higher accuracy than animal experiments...
12 March 2018
Four Oxford scientists were honoured at the UK's inaugural Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists ceremony, held at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
2 March 2018
A new study has confirmed that the world's last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, having declined by 72% during a five-year period. The population represents the last remaining leopards in all of eastern Indochina – a region incorporating Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
2 March 2018
Scientists have discovered a thriving colony of more than 1.5 million penguins on the Danger Islands in the Weddell Sea, East Antarctic Peninsula, where the impacts of climate change have not yet been felt and there is little human activity.
1 March 2018
Researchers at Oxford University have set a new speed record for the 'logic gates' that form the building blocks of quantum computing – a technology that could transform the way we process information.
28 February 2018
Research carried out by the Department of Engineering Science, Queen Mary University of London and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), published recently in Advanced Functional Materials, aims to integrate the benefits of self-assembly with nanoscale precision - building structures by assembling molecules like Lego pieces - with novel bio-ink printing techniques.
23 February 2018
Proteins in cells underpin many of our most important functions, from muscle contraction to breaking down food. In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers from the universities of Oxford and Massachusetts explore how these proteins assemble into the 'complexes' that allow them to perform their specific tasks. Two of the paper's authors, Professor Justin Benesch from Oxford's Department of Chemistry and Dr Georg Hochberg, formerly of Oxford and now of the University of Chicago, discuss the study's findings.
21 February 2018
The Rosalind Franklin Institute, a new national centre for interdisciplinary science, announces its first capital investment today.
18 February 2018
Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient life on Earth. However, these exceptional deposits tend to decay before they can be fossilised, and are extremely rare. As a result little is known about the environmental conditions which stop this process. However, new Oxford University research suggests that the mineralogy of the surrounding earth is key to conserving soft parts of organisms, and finding more exceptional fossils. Part-funded by NASA, the work could potentially support the Mars Rover Curiosity in its sample analysis, and speed up the search for traces of life on other planets.
12 February 2018
An image of a single positively-charged strontium atom, held near motionless by electric fields, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).