No. 4531 Thursday 2 December 1999 Vol. 130

Transplants without drugs now a possibility : Scientists at Oxford and Cambridge have published the results of a clinical trial which point towards the future of drug treatment after organ transplantation.

Oxford awarded £1 million to reach out to local business : The University has been awarded more than £1 million over four years from its bid to the Higher Education Funding Council for England's HEROBAC initiative.

Director appointed next Theatre Professor : Nicholas Hytner, British born stage and screen director, has been appointed as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.

Family trust to donate £1 million to medical research : The James Knott Family Trust has announced that, as of this academic year, its primary purpose will be the provision of postgraduate medical scholarships at St Cross College.

Boys need father figures, survey reveals : A survey analysed by the University's Centre for Research in Parenting and Children has identified factors associated with low self-esteem among teenage boys.

Oxford breast cancer guide goes nationwide : A new training pack, designed at Oxford, is being sent to nurses and healthcare workers nationwide to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Award for Professor Anderson: Professor Roy Anderson, FRS, Linacre Professor and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology Infectious Diseases, has been elected to a Foreign Membership of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of the Sciences in the USA.

Measurement award: Professor Andrew Briggs and Dr Oleg Kolosov, of the Department of Materials, have been awarded first prize for Frontier Science and Measurement in the Metrology for World Class Manufacturing Awards for their paper `Ultrasonic Force Microscopy'. The award was presented by Rebecca Stevens, the first British woman to climb Everest, and Brian Jones, the round-the-world balloonist. Professor John Hunt and Mr Hongbiao Dong, also of the Department of Materials, were runners-up in the competition.

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