30 September 2019
Researchers from the University of Oxford teamed up with the Angolan Ministry of Health to study the introduction and circulation of the Asian genotype of Zika virus in Angola, southwestern Africa. The Asian genotype caused the 2015-16 epidemic of microcephaly and other birth defects in the Americas.
18 September 2019
Study finds that shape of immune cells plays key role in recognising invaders.
16 September 2019
Craig MacLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at Oxford's Department of Zoology, explains how evolutionary biology can help us to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
30 August 2019
A new study by Kennedy Institute's Professor Katja Simon, and colleagues published in Molecular Cell shows that spermidine, a naturally occurring metabolite found in most human cell types, boosts antibody production in both old mice and immune cells from the elderly.
Rapidly spreading multidrug-resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast Asia
23 July 2019
A rapidly evolving multi-drug resistant lineage of P. falciparum malaria parasites continues to spread in South East Asia, leading to alarmingly high treatment failure rates in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam for DHA-piperaquine, one of the world’s most important anti-malaria drugs.
19 July 2019
A large clinical trial in Africa and Asia has shown that a 7 day course of high dose primaquine, a drug used to treat P. vivax malaria, is well tolerated and just as effective as the current standard 14 day regimen, according to a study published this week in The Lancet. These findings have important implications for the treatment and elimination of vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific.
27 June 2019
We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Value of Vaccines campaign. The campaign features exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the critical importance of full immunisation throughout life.
19 October 2018
A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient poo.
16 October 2018
The exhibition runs from Friday 19th October - May 2019
12 October 2018
People who live with malaria in the Asia-Pacific are often invisible – a photograph exhibition by Pearl Gan introduces us to these invisible people, giving them flesh, blood, feelings, and lives. 5-30 November 2018 in Jakarta
5 October 2018
An award-winning Oxford-based international project to tackle antibiotic resistance has achieved its one millionth classification.
5 October 2018
Subsidiaries of the Oxford University spinout, OxStem Immuno and OxStem Beta, will draw on research from the institution.
28 September 2018
Researchers at MRC HIU examined the large intestine using sophisticated single cell technology, in work that paves the way for better treatments for IBD.
28 September 2018
In a landmark study that may herald a quicker, more tailored treatment for the millions of people around the world living with tuberculosis (TB), UK researchers have shown how our understanding of TB’s genetic code is now so detailed that we can now predict which commonly used anti-TB drugs are best for treating a patient’s infection and which are not.
26 September 2018
New research from an international team led by Oxford University and the National-Kapodistrian University of Athens shows that an ancient retrovirus - HK2 – is more frequently found in drug addicts and thus is significantly associated with addiction.
21 September 2018
Researchers from the University of Oxford have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine.