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Next step in plans for Warneford Park

Plans for Warneford Park took a step forward as partners in the project signed a Conditional Option Agreement (COA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing how they will work together going forward. If plans are approved, Warneford Park will provide a new mental health hospital alongside a major brain health research and innovation campus and […]

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Study reveals that duration of exposure to COVID-19 plays major role in risk of catching the virus

Using data from 7 million people notified by the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app, this is the first large-scale study to reveal how duration and proximity of contact with an infected person affects how COVID-19 is spread. A study published today in Nature shows that the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app successfully predicted people’s risk of catching the […]

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OUH appoints Chief Nursing Officer

Yvonne Christley has been appointed as the Chief Nursing Officer of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) and will take up her post on 1 May 2024. Yvonne is currently Chief Nursing Officer at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, having previously been Deputy Chief Nurse at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Professor […]

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Researchers define new class of regulatory element in DNA

Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine’s Laboratory of Gene Regulation, led by Professor Doug Higgs and Dr Mira Kassouf have published a study in the journal Cell, in which they reveal another piece of the puzzle of how the code in our DNA is read. In this study, the authors introduce the […]

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Report sets out recommendations for reducing inequities and improving care for babies of Asian and Black mothers

The Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across UK (MBRRACE) collaboration, which is co-led by The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies (TIMMS) group at the University of Leicester and the Nuffield Department of Population Health’s Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), has today published the results of a confidential enquiry into the care […]

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Call for more research investment for serious mental illness treatments

More focused research on medication for serious mental illness is needed in the UK according to a leading Oxford Professor.  Oxford University Professor Husseini Manji, global leader in the development of new medications for patients with serious mental illness discussed recently what needs to be done to make a real difference in their treatment. Professor […]

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New research endoscopy service launches

The launch of a new endoscopy service at the University of Oxford’s Experimental Medicine Clinical Research Facility (EMCRF) will enhance the collection of data for research projects, and relieve pressure on the NHS Trust’s endoscopy unit. The facility is hosted by the University’s Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences. ‘This facility will really […]

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£650m life sciences growth package revealed

The UK Government have today announced a growth package worth £650 million to boost the UK’s life science sector and drive economic growth. The package includes policies such as improving commercial clinical trials, investing in scientific innovation, expanding the UK’s biological data bank, and incentivising pension schemes to invest in science and technology companies. The […]

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Oxford co-leads £12 million Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced a £12 million investment to fund the Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub for the next seven years, up to 2030. Led by the University of Oxford and University College London (UCL), the Hub aims to make the UK the […]

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