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Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history

Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history

Zoology

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.

'The Bacterial World' at the Oxford Natural History Museum

'The Bacterial World' at the Oxford Natural History Museum

Biochemistry

The exhibition runs from Friday 19th October - May 2019

Asia's invisible malaria, a photograph exhibition by Pearl Gan

Asia's invisible malaria, a photograph exhibition by Pearl Gan

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

Halting the spread of salmonella

Halting the spread of salmonella

Paediatrics

There are between 11 and 27 million estimated cases of enteric fever worldwide every year, and 75,000–220,000 deaths. Could vaccination stop the spread of these diesases in the environment?

Award-winning citizen science project tackling TB gets millionth classification

Award-winning citizen science project tackling TB gets millionth classification

NDM

An award-winning Oxford-based international project to tackle antibiotic resistance has achieved its one millionth classification.

Regenerative medicine spinout OxStem launches subsidiaries

Regenerative medicine spinout OxStem launches subsidiaries

Subsidiaries of the Oxford University spinout, OxStem Immuno and OxStem Beta, will draw on research from the institution.

Single cell analysis paves the way for better treatments for IBD

Single cell analysis paves the way for better treatments for IBD

WIMM

Researchers at MRC HIU examined the large intestine using sophisticated single cell technology, in work that paves the way for better treatments for IBD.

UK-led study marks shift towards genetic era in tackling TB

UK-led study marks shift towards genetic era in tackling TB

NDM

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.

Addictive behaviours have strong links with ancient retroviral infection

Addictive behaviours have strong links with ancient retroviral infection

Zoology

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.

Pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine offers hope

Pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine offers hope

Zoology

Researchers from the University of Oxford have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine.

Influenza virus molecules set immune response into overdrive

Influenza virus molecules set immune response into overdrive

Dunn School

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have discovered a new molecule that plays a key role in the immune response that is triggered by influenza infections.

Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever

Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever

Zoology

Genome sequencing sheds light on yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.

MAIT cells protect against pulmonary Legionella longbeachae infection

MAIT cells protect against pulmonary Legionella longbeachae infection

NDM

New paper published in Nature Communications from researchers in Respiratory Medicine Unit, NDM Experimental Medicine'

Controlling infection essential to tackle global anaemia

Controlling infection essential to tackle global anaemia

WIMM

New proposals published today by MRC HIU suggest that iron supplements on their own are not enough to efficiently tackle this disease.

Vaccinations and the fight against poverty

Vaccinations and the fight against poverty

Paediatrics

What does it mean to be poor in the UK and around the world? Could we eliminate this kind of inequality or is it an unavoidable part of society? This needs a lot more thought...

Shieldin Complex

Shieldin Complex

WHG

Researchers from the WHG, lead by centre PI Prof. Ross Chapman, have published their research in Nature which describes the discovery of the Shieldin complex, a single-stranded DNA-binding repair complex that is essential for context-dependent DNA repair events in the immune system and cancer.

Malaria’s ticking time bomb

Malaria’s ticking time bomb

NDM

Scientists are racing to stamp out the disease in Southeast Asia before unstoppable strains spread.

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