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Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency approves trial of Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine

On 2 June, the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) approved the inclusion of Brazil in the clinical trials conducted by Oxford University and supported by AstraZeneca, considering 2,000 volunteers to be tested in the country. On April 30, the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca announced an agreement for the global development and distribution of the […]

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Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine: next steps towards broad and equitable global access

The University of Oxford in partnership with AstraZeneca has taken the next steps in its commitment to broad and equitable global access to Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine, following landmark agreements with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, and the Serum Institute of India (SII). AstraZeneca has reached a $750m agreement with […]

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COVID-19 drug trial could lead to enhanced respiratory care for patients

Researchers at the University of Oxford are working with clinical collaborators from NHS hospitals to carry out a new clinical drug trial aimed at treating COVID-19, funded by LifeArc. It will test a drug that could raise oxygen levels in the blood in COVID-19 patients in order to improve their chances of recovery. Raising oxygen […]

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The Duke of Westminster donates £1m to Oxford University’s COVID-19 mental health research

Hugh Grosvenor, The Duke of Westminster, has donated £1m towards Oxford University’s COVID-19 mental health research programmes. This is part of the £10m donation announced by the Westminster Foundation last month to support the national COVID-19 relief effort. The grant will be made available through the Westminster Foundation to support the University’s Department of Psychiatry, which […]

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Mental Health Urgent Care Centre launched in Buckinghamshire

A Mental Health Urgent Care Centre has been launched in Buckinghamshire to support adults who need vital mental health care during the coronavirus outbreak.  The urgent care centre, established at Peach Tree House in the grounds of Whiteleaf Mental Health Centre in Aylesbury, offers a round-the-clock alternative to A&E for people who require immediate in-person care […]

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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to begin phase II/III human trials

University of Oxford researchers have begun recruiting for the next phase in human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine in human volunteers. The phase I trial in healthy adult volunteers began in April. More than 1,000 immunisations have been completed and follow-up is currently ongoing. The next study will enrol up to 10,260 adults and children and will […]

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Advice available via HOTLINE

A dedicated hotline has been set up by healthcare partners to help people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Teams at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and neighbouring Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) have worked together to create and man the hotline, which is now live. Designed for patients who need urgent clinical advice, […]

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Clinical researchers at Oxford University announce new collaboration with Janssen to detect blood cancers sooner

The new 7-year research collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) will study patients at higher risk of developing certain types of blood cancers that arise from the immune system, such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and multiple myeloma, to identify markers that could be used to predict who will go on to develop symptomatic […]

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Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care

A scheme that pays hospitals to deliver high quality care has been shown to improve the outcomes for patients with broken hips in England. © Shutterstock Hip fractures are a major cause of death and disability among older people worldwide, with 70,000 cases every year in the UK, which cost the NHS around £2 billion. […]

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