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Oxford spinout Brainomix is revolutionising stroke care through AI

This year, around 100,000 people in the UK will have a stroke. AI algorithms developed by a University of Oxford spinout company are ensuring that more stroke patients will receive better care and outcomes. It’s no coincidence that the best-known acronym for spotting signs of a stroke urges FAST action. Every second counts, not least for […]

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BRC INTERNS TAKE FIRST STEP ON THEIR RESEARCH PATHWAY

Eight Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) healthcare professionals have taken their first steps on the clinical academic pathway after presenting the results of their six-month NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) internship research projects. The internships are aimed at Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists and Healthcare Scientists (NMAHPPS) who have little or no research experience. The BRC […]

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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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CQC NATIONAL MATERNITY SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED

Women giving birth at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) in 2023 have had their say on the care they received. The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Maternity Survey, published on Wednesday 31 January, reported that OUH’s results were ‘much better’ or ‘better’ than most trusts on four questions. No results were ranked ‘much worse’, […]

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New research improves accuracy of molecular quantification in high throughput sequencing

A team at Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) has developed a new approach to significantly improve the accuracy of Ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing. They pinpoint the primary source of inaccurate quantification in both short and long-read RNA sequencing, and have introduced the concept of “majority vote” error correction leading to a […]

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New Global Health Podcast Series from International Health and Tropical Medicine (IHTM)

IHTM has launched the first two episodes in an exciting new podcast series looking at emerging and recurrent themes in global health. A photo of Proochista Ariana and Caesar Atuire in the podcast recording room, recording the IHTM podcast series. The series is called: Unpacking the Fundamentals of Global Health: Towards a New Generation of […]

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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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Whitehouse Dialysis Unit opens in Milton Keynes

A new renal dialysis unit in Milton Keynes run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) has officially opened, providing specialist services for kidney patients closer to home. The 16-bed facility is based at the state-of-the-art Whitehouse Health Centre and opened its doors to some of its first patients in December 2023 ahead of […]

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Study assesses long-term risk of invasive breast cancer after pre-invasive disease

Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) outside the National Health Service breast screening programme are around four times as likely to develop invasive breast cancer and to die from breast cancer than women in the general population, finds a University of Oxford study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) This […]

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New guidance published to aid researchers evaluating surgical robots

Surgical robotics are amongst the most complex devices entering healthcare, but how should we evaluate them? Published in Nature Medicine, the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment and Long-term monitoring (IDEAL) Robotics Colloquium outlines the latest guidance to aid researchers evaluating surgical robots. Surgical robots are poised to significantly alter the healthcare landscape, with expansion of the […]

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