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  • Single cell focus reveals hidden cancer cells

    Single cell focus reveals hidden cancer cells

    Recent breakthroughs are revolutionising cancer treatment, enabling doctors to personalise chemotherapy for each patient. However, although these new treatments are often highly effective, all too...
  • Star Wars in a petri dish

    Star Wars in a petri dish

    A new method has been developed for observing the effects of drugs on heart cells under the microscope.
  • Penguins in Antarctica

    World Penguin Day 2017: ‘people power’ and robotics

    With one of the biggest fan-clubs in the animal kingdom, penguins are undeniably cute. From Pingu to Happy Feet and the countless wildlife documentaries centred around them, they continue to...
  • World Malaria Day

    Protecting the effectiveness of antimalarial medicines

    To mark World Malaria Day on 25th April, Prof Philippe Guérin, Director of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, based at the University of Oxford, explains the need to maintain our focus on the elimination of malaria.
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    Women in Science: Brightening the conservation conversation

    As the much anticipated Conservation Optimism Summit begins, Scienceblog talks to Professor EJ Milner-Gulland, Tasso Laventis Professor of Biodiversity in Oxford’s Department of Zoology. Co-creator of this landmark movement, she shares how she is working to protect some of wildlife’s most endangered species, what we can all do to be more environmentally conscious and why she has had enough of the doom and gloom around nature.
  • Smarter council services through robotics technology

    Smarter council services through robotics technology

    A smart street mapping initiative, using technology developed by Oxford Robotics Institute, could help transform how infrastructure services are managed in the city.
  • Public invited to help tackle antibiotic resistance

    Public invited to help tackle antibiotic resistance

    An online project has been launched to study antibiotic resistance in Tuberculosis (TB) with the help of the public.
  • Ketamine to treat severe depression

    Ketamine shows positive results for treating severe depression

    A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry sets out principles for responsibly testing innovative treatments for severe depression, based on treating more than 100 patients with approximately 1...
  • Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Credit: Henry Thomas

    Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee honoured with international Turing Award for Computing

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web Consortium and Professional Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, has received the 2016 ACM AM Turing Award.
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    Women in science series: Engineering a difference

    Many female scientists now have inspiring stories to tell, but all the science disciplines still need to make progress on gender equality. With the lowest percentage of female professionals of all the STEM areas (9% in UK universities), engineering is one of the most scrutinised specialisms.