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Reducing toxic mercury emissions

Reducing toxic mercury emissions

University of Oxford earth scientists with diverse expertise have combined their knowledge to inform national and international policy on mercury, one of the most dangerous environmental pollutants.

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.

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.

Empowering AIDS-orphaned children in Africa

Empowering AIDS-orphaned children in Africa

The physical and psychological health of children in Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in their communities – but University of Oxford research is changing that.

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.

Impact case studies

Reforming the IMF and the World Bank

An Oxford academic has addressed G20 members, Commonwealth heads of government, the European Union and the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Researchers map overlapping deprivations to better tackle poverty

Mapping deprivation to better tackle poverty

Researchers from the University of Oxford have developed a method for identifying areas of social deprivation and their results have been used to better inform the allocation of resources to tackle poverty in the UK and beyond.

Efficient fuel cells powered by enzymes

Efficient fuel cells powered by enzymes

Alternative energy sources don’t yet pack the desired punch – but researchers in Oxford are changing that by developing fuel cells inspired by nature.

Data scientists to the rescue

Data scientists to the rescue

A unique project involving University of Oxford Information Engineers is integrating the skills of computers and people to enable a more effective response to natural disasters.

Discovering the rainforest ‘diversity police’

Discovering the rainforest ‘diversity police’

University of Oxford-led research reveals that fungi regulate diversity in rain forests.

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