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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 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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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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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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