9 January 2018
The Radcliffe Department of Medicine has launched a new initiative – the Oxford Centre for Haematology (OCH). Through this virtual Centre we aim to promote integration between academic and clinical haematology programmes in the University and Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and thereby capitalise on scientific opportunities to transform our understanding of haemopoiesis and blood diseases, with the goal of radically improving patient care.
5 January 2018
Researchers from the University of Oxford are using artificial intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy for heart disease. The team hope to roll out the system across the NHS later this year, helping to improve patient outcomes and saving millions is misdiagnoses. The research, led by Prof Paul Leeson and RDM DPhil student Ross Upton (Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility), took place in the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust and is the basis of spin-out company Ultromics.
5 January 2018
Congratulations to Prof Jackie Boultwood and Dr Andrea Pellagatti, who have been awarded a project grant from Leuka – a leading leukaemia research charity. Their work will focus on Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML), a blood cancer with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options.
4 January 2018
Researchers at the MRC WIMM have discovered an unexpected way by which different pathways of the skin’s defence system interact, and how they can go astray in skin inflammation. This research suggests a new line of investigation to develop treatments for conditions such as eczema.
15 December 2017
Congratulations to Huw Colin-York, Quentin Ferry and Thomas Riffelmacher, who have won this year’s RDM Graduate Prize. All three students displayed research excellence during their DPhil studies and have helped to progress their respective fields.
7 December 2017
Many congratulations to Dr Robert Beagrie, a postdoc with Prof Doug Higgs at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, who has been awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship. The four-year award offers recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers.
28 November 2017
Researchers from OCDEM recently attended the ‘Innovators in Diabetes’ programme – a Diabetes UK-supported scheme now in its 10th year. The programme aims to create a vibrant diabetes research network and facilitate knowledge exchange. Dr Kerry McLaughlin, postdoctoral researcher in OCDEM and programme alumni, tells us more about the day.
22 November 2017
The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found. The research was co-led by Professor Kazem Rahimi, and RDM Principal Investigator.
21 November 2017
A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. Researchers from the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research will play a key role in evaluating a series of biomarkers for NAFLD.
17 November 2017
The Melvin Judkins Young Clinical Investigator Award, named for the pioneer of coronary angiography, recognises meritorious research from early career investigators and promotes careers in cardiovascular radiology.
17 November 2017
Prof Fredrik Karpe and Dr Ioannis Spiliotis have been interviewed by BBC Oxford as part of World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November).
14 November 2017
Dr Ioannis Spiliotis, Clinical Research Fellow and DPhil student at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, will be getting ‘Behind the Headlines’ about diabetes, fat and sugar on Thursday 16 November. He will examine what the causes of diabetes could be and explore the discoveries that have shaped our understanding of this disease.
9 November 2017
Many congratulations to Rohan for winning a very competitive Graduate Prize from Trinity College.
7 November 2017
Congratulations to Professor Leanne Hodson, Associate Professor of Diabetes and Metabolism, who has been awarded the prestigious Cuthbertson Award from the Nutrition Society. The Cuthbertson Award has been awarded annually since 1990 as a tribute Sir David Cuthbertson. It is awarded to scientists for excellence in Clinical Nutrition and/or Metabolism research providing an evidence base for clinical practice.
1 November 2017
Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a new platform based on CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to alter the way human cells respond to external signals.
25 October 2017
Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine participated in a collaborative imaging workshop that aims to build scientific links between early career researchers in Turkey and the United Kingdom.