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Immunology, infection and inflammation research at Oxford really does change the world we live in. Some fantastic examples are shown here. Let us know if you have an impact story that you would like to include here.

  • Putting ticks on the map

    As the climate changes, diseases carried by insects and ticks are spreading northwards. Mapping techniques from the Department of Zoology provide detailed information for health authorities, economists and the general public about changing disease risks.

  • Influencing HIV/AIDS policy in India through mathematical modelling

    Mathematical research at the University of Oxford has played a significant role in shaping the Indian Government’s response to the growing HIV/AIDS crisis.

  • Improving lives for families affected by HIV and AIDS

    The physical and psychological health of children in Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in their communities – but University of Oxford research is changing that.

  • Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes

    Dengue fever affects 100 million people, causes 20,000 deaths a year, and there’s no known vaccine -- but Oxford researchers are genetically modifying mosquitoes to eradicate it.

  • Two cancer therapies are better than one

    Combining two unrelated treatment technologies might sound strange – but it provides a crucial step towards more effective targeted cancer therapies.

  • Transforming the diagnosis of Tuberculosis

    The Oxford designed and developed T-SPOT.TB test accurately, efficiently and effectively diagnoses Tuberculosis with state of the art immunological techniques.

  • Combining cultures

    Taking a traditional Chinese herbal remedy and combining it with western medicine has led to the development and distribution of Artemisinin Combination Therapy, the worlds number one treatment for malaria.