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From flies to fetal viability

From flies to fetal viability

Research by zoologists at the University of Oxford into how hoverflies achieve their exquisite control has led, rather unexpectedly, to a means of improving IVF techniques.

Preventing strokes

Preventing strokes

Two projects led by Professor Peter Rothwell, from the Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford, are leading to major improvements in the effectiveness of stroke prevention.

Combining cultures

Combining cultures

Taking a traditional Chinese herbal remedy and combining it with western medicine has led to the development and distribution of Artemisinin Combination Therapy, the worlds number one treatment for malaria.

Hydrogel helps cleft palates heal

Hydrogel helps cleft palates heal

A hydrogel material developed at the University of Oxford promises better treatment for cleft palates – a birth defect that affects 1 in 700 babies in the UK – and for routine dental procedures.

Helping the brain to control Parkinson’s

Helping the brain to control Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease may be incurable, but researchers at the University of Oxford are developing stimulation techniques that let the brain help control its symptoms.

Impact case studies

Mending broken hearts

Tools to diagnose people with life-threatening inherited heart conditions are now available, thanks to blue-skies research and motivation to change medical practice by Professor Hugh Watkins from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes

Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes

Dengue fever affects 100 million people, causes 20,000 deaths a year, and there’s no known vaccine -- but Oxford researchers are genetically modifying mosquitoes to eradicate it.

Grandparents contribute to children's wellbeing

Grandparents contribute to children's wellbeing

Research at the University of Oxford has shown how grandparents play a vital role in children's wellbeing and the results have been informing UK family policy.

Transforming the diagnosis of Tuberculosis

Transforming the diagnosis of Tuberculosis

The Oxford designed and developed T-SPOT.TB test accurately, efficiently and effectively diagnoses Tuberculosis with state of the art immunological techniques.

Helping diabetes sufferers

Helping diabetes sufferers

Patients with a particular genetic form of diabetes can now be treated with an oral tablet, which improves their quality of life.

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