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The zika virus linked to microcephaly discovered on the african continent

The Zika virus linked to microcephaly, discovered on the African continent

Zoology

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.

Immune response explained by mathematics of narrow escapes

Immune response explained by mathematics of narrow escapes

WIMM

Study finds that shape of immune cells plays key role in recognising invaders.

Researchers find new cells that repair tissue

Researchers find new cells that repair tissue

NDM

Researchers from Nuffield Department of Medicine have discovered that a newly discovered group of cells can help repair tissues in the body.

Science blog how can evolutionary biology help to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria

SCIENCE BLOG: How can evolutionary biology help to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria?

Zoology

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.

Naturally occurring compound spermidine boosts vaccine responses in old mice

Naturally occurring compound spermidine boosts vaccine responses in old mice

Kennedy

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

Rapidly spreading multidrug-resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast Asia

NDM

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.

New study shows faster way to cure vivax malaria

New study shows faster way to cure vivax malaria

NDM

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.

The global value of vaccination

The global value of vaccination

Paediatrics

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.

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

Asias 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.

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