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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 – an annual celebration of cutting edge research. We’ll be taking a road trip around supermarkets in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, with ...

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 ...

International Day of the Midwife

International Day of the Midwife

Posted 05/05/2017

As part of International Day of the Midwife, Emma O’Brien caught up with Yvonne Kenworthy – Lead Research Midwife in the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility (CCRF), which is led by Prof Paul Leeson. CCRF facilitates high quality cardiovascular research within a clinical research environment ...

Prof David Kerr wins Global Health Catalyst Award

Prof David Kerr wins Global Health Catalyst Award

Posted 28/04/2017

Congratulations to Prof David Kerr (NDCLS) who is the winner of the 2017 Harvard Global Health Catalyst: Distinguished Leader Award. This is in recognition of his many years of leadership in the global health work, including most prominently: Serving as President of the European Society of ...

Mutations in genetically identical mice yield surprising results

Mutations in genetically identical mice yield surprising results

Posted 27/04/2017

Scientists have shown that inactivating the same gene in mouse embryos that are virtually genetically identical can result in a wide range of different physical features or abnormalities. The findings suggest that the relationship between gene mutation and consequence is more complex than ...

Star Wars in a petri dish

Star Wars in a petri dish

Posted 26/04/2017

A new method has been developed for observing the effects of drugs on heart cells under the microscope. Researchers from Oxford University created the technique to test the effects of new or commonly used drugs on heart function, as well as exploring new ways to treat diabetes. The new method ...

Research highlights need for responsible development of ketamine for severe depression

Research highlights need for responsible development of ketamine for severe depression

Posted 06/04/2017

A new paper, by Dr Rupert McShane from RDM, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, sets out principles for responsibly testing innovative treatments for severe depression, based on treating more than 100 patients with approximately 1,000 infusions of ketamine over six years in Oxford.

Five more years of transforming care through research

Five more years of transforming care through research

Posted 04/04/2017

An exciting new chapter in NHS medical research in Oxford began at the start of April, with the £113.7m renewal of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The BRC is a partnership between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford to fund medical ...

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