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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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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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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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Online tool that empowers parents to treat child anxiety

New research from the University of Oxford has revealed that an online program that empowers parents to apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles in their child’s day to day lives is just as effective as traditional talking therapies for child anxiety problems, while substantially reducing the amount of therapist time required and making support more […]

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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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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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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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