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Warfarin: patient knows best

An Oxford-led review published last week in the Cochrane Library  - that gold-standard source for the best evidence-based medical care - showed how empowering people at risk of blood clots to determine their own dose of anti-clotting drugs leads to a large drop in adverse events and deaths.

Keeping tabs on ash

As part of efforts to understand the impact of the ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano an Oxford team have been using LIDAR to search for airborne ash over southern England.

Saving Borneo's forest apes

Google buys student start-up

Oxford start-up Plink Search Ltd has become the first UK company to be purchased by Google Inc.

The firm was founded in 2009 by Mark Cummins and James Philbin, two graduate students from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, to commercialise technology stemming from their doctoral research.

Quantum memory speeds up

A team, including Oxford University scientists, has achieved a new record for storing and retrieving data from an optical quantum memory, our friends PhysOrg.com report.

What are 'mini' black holes?

In films and books black holes capture unwary spaceships and planets, gobble up whole galaxies or offer portals to other parts of the Universe.

So the idea that, with the start of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), physicists finally had a machine powerful enough to, potentially, create ‘mini’ black holes caused some alarm.

HGP is 10: What animals can tell us

In the second of a series of articles marking the 10th anniversary of the Human Genome Project [HPG], OxSciBlog talks to Professor Chris Ponting of the MRC Functional Genomics Unit at Oxford University.

Shells, silicon & neighbourly atoms

Retina implants: location is key

The first UK trial of a promising new retinal implant technique is to be led by Oxford University researchers.

The technology, developed by the firm Retinal Implant, AG, involves implanting a device underneath a patient's retina.

Gel helps cleft palates heal

A hydrogel material promises better treatment for cleft palates - a birth defect that affects 1 in 700 babies in the UK.