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Changes in blood cell production over the human lifetime may hold clues to patterns of disease

Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM NDCLS OCH Publication Research

A new paper published this week in Cell Reports reveals that changes in the gene expression of blood stem cells occur across the human lifetime; an important step in the understanding and treatment of blood disorders.

COVID-19 recovery project nominated for HSJ award

Awards COVID-19 research CVM OCMR

The project, involving Oxford University Hospitals, Defence Medical Services (DMS), and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine is in the running for a prestigious honour at the Health Service Journal Awards 2021.

11 RDM researchers awarded Associate Professorships

Awards CVM Department General IMD MRC HIU MRC MHU MRC WIMM OCH

We are delighted to announce that 11 RDM researchers have been awarded the Associate Professor title, in recognition of their research achievements, contribution to teaching, and contribution to the general work of the Medical Sciences Division.

Mechanism behind repair of cancer-inducing mutations discovered

Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM Publication Research

New Nature paper uncovers the precise mechanism behind how the BRCA1 protein detects and engages with DNA breaks in the genome, helping to prevent the development of breast and ovarian cancers.

High blood sugar levels ‘reprogramme’ stem cells

CVM Department General

Findings explain higher risk of heart attack in people with diabetes, even after treatment .

PTH infused insulin pump used as an alternative treatment for young patients with ADH1

Department General OCDEM Publication Research

Queen Mary University of London and OCDEM researchers develop alternative treatment for patients as young as three months.

Early blood-sugar levels in type 2 diabetes crucial for future prognosis

Department General OCDEM Publication Research

People who get type 2 diabetes need to gain control of their blood-sugar levels — fast. The years immediately after diagnosis are strikingly critical in terms of their future risk for heart attacks and death.

Critical six-week window to ‘reset’ blood pressure after giving birth

CCRF CVM Department General Publication Research

Home blood pressure monitors could help mothers significantly lower high blood pressure after pregnancy

DNA breakthrough could help identify why some people are more affected by Covid-19

COVID-19 research MRC MHU MRC WIMM

Scientists from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a method that allows them to see, with far greater accuracy, how DNA forms large scale structures within a cell nucleus.

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