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Careful who you believe: University of Oxford leads celebration of hoaxes for April Fools’ Day

April Fakes Day 2024 explores the potential for fakes to reveal hidden truths, as several museums display well known and obscure fakes. In our age of misinformation there is rising concern about fact vs fiction, but this April Fools’ Day a celebration of hoaxes, forgeries and fakes will take place as Ethox researcher Professor Patricia […]

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Six Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) nurses and allied health professionals who have received funding from NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have presented their PhD projects to their fellow awardees and supervisors. The BRC provides up to £10,000 for the year to give the recipients protected time away from their clinical work to work on […]

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A new procedure to treat patients with severe heart valve disease has been carried out in a UK first at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH).  Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement (TTVR) procedures took place at the Oxford Heart Centre, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, in December 2023 to treat two patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation. […]

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A cancer treatment that is currently available to only a limited number of UK patients is to be tested in a countrywide clinical trial to see if it causes fewer long-term side effects than standard radiotherapy. The APPROACH brain cancer trial, which is now recruiting patients at Oxford University Hospitals, as well as in Leeds, […]

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Study reveals high number of persistent COVID-19

A new study led by the University of Oxford has found that a high proportion of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the general population lead to persistent infections lasting a month or more. The findings have been published today in the journal Nature. It has long been thought that prolonged COVID-19 infections in immunocompromised individuals may have […]

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) and Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) have reached a formal agreement on the provision of radiotherapy services at Milton Keynes University Hospital. The new Oxford University Hospitals Radiotherapy Centre @ Milton Keynes will be run by expert clinicians from Oxford University Hospitals. The new centre will be linked to the […]

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Patients concerned about developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs

General practice patients say that they are not sufficiently warned about the possibility of developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs, according to a recent study. Oxford Brookes University expert Dr Jennifer Seddon, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, led a two-year study that explored how to improve the experience of patients who are prescribed […]

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Access to dementia research trials to be extended across the UK as Government announces nearly £50m of new funding

More people with dementia across the UK will be able to take part in research and help accelerate the development of new treatments, as the Government announces £49.9 million of new funding into a coordinated network of dementia trials sites across the country. Improving diagnosis and treatment for dementia and neurodegenerative conditions is a top […]

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FCDO Minister meets with University of Oxford’s vaccine researchers

The University of Oxford today welcomed the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister for Development and Africa, to the laboratories and clinics of several of its vaccine development groups. Mr. Mitchell, along with Professor Charlotte Watts, FCDO Chief Scientific Adviser and Director for Research and Evidence, toured the research facilities of the Jenner Institute, the […]

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Horton General Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre celebrated for National Data Audit

Teams at the Horton General Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre have been awarded gold and silver awards and been named as National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Providers after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.  The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement procedures to improve clinical […]

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