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Researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

Researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

Posted 13/07/2017

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of imaging test to provide an early warning of coronary artery disease, and the risk of heart attacks. The new imaging technique can be applied as a new feature in routine computed tomography angiography (CTA), and will improve the ...

Ian backs health research after Ebola trial led to fatty liver disease diagnosis

Ian backs health research after Ebola trial led to fatty liver disease diagnosis

Posted 12/07/2017

An Oxfordshire man who took part in fatty liver disease research after the condition was discovered through his role in an Ebola vaccine trial has urged others to participate in NHS research. Ian Miles, 59 and previously a blood donor for over 25 years, learnt he had the condition after he put ...

Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers head to Royal Society Summer Science

Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers head to Royal Society Summer Science

Posted 03/07/2017

Researchers from RDM kick off a week-long science extravaganza today at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The team will be exhibiting a unique blend of genetics and virtual reality on their stand, ‘DNA Origami: How do you fold a genome?’ The team are one of 22 exhibits at the ...

From bug to drug: tick saliva could be key to treating heart disease

From bug to drug: tick saliva could be key to treating heart disease

Posted 27/06/2017

Proteins found in tick saliva could be used to treat a potentially fatal form of heart disease, according to new Oxford University research. Myocarditis can cause sudden cardiac death in young adults, and occurs when the heart muscle becomes inflamed, often as a result of an infection caused ...

The personal touch to blood donor recruitment

The personal touch to blood donor recruitment

Posted 14/06/2017

Blood donation has hit the headlines in the last few weeks, after the tragic events in Manchester led to locals queuing round the block to do their bit to help the injured.This surge in donations was based to some extent on a misconception about how the need for blood is managed and a lack of ...

RDM Spinout, Perspectum, funds new study into methods of diagnosing fatty liver disease

RDM Spinout, Perspectum, funds new study into methods of diagnosing fatty liver disease

Posted 30/05/2017

Perspectum Diagnostics – a spinout from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine – has reinvested money in the University of Oxford, to fund a three year multicentre European health economic study into methods of diagnosing fatty liver disease. This first of three payments totaling €759,999, is part of ...

Oxfordshire Science Festival

Oxfordshire Science Festival

Posted 25/05/2017

Oxfordshire Science Festival is back and RDM researchers are out in force engaging the public with their research. Join us in Oxford Town Hall on 17 and 18 June as we showcase research from across the department. ‘A scientist and a spoonful of sugar’ (OCDEM), ‘Affairs of the Heart’ (CVM) and ‘DNA ...

MRC Festival of Medical Research

MRC Festival of Medical Research

Posted 25/05/2017

Our two MRC-funded units, the MRC Human Immunology Unit and the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, are taking part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research (17 to 23 June) – an annual celebration of cutting edge research. We’ll be taking a road trip around supermarkets in Oxfordshire and ...

Single cell focus reveals hidden cancer cells

Single cell focus reveals hidden cancer cells

Posted 16/05/2017
Researchers have found a way to identify rogue cancer cells which survive treatment after the rest of the tumour is destroyed, by using a new technique that enables them to identify and characterise individual cancer cells.
Prof Hugh Watkins elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Prof Hugh Watkins elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Posted 05/05/2017

We’re delighted to announce that our Head of Department, Prof Hugh Watkins, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. This is a very prestigious honour and one that recognises Hugh’s pioneering heart disease work and commitment to scientific research. Hugh Watkins is a physician scientist ...

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