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Dogs are man's oldest pet.

Dogs were domesticated not once, but twice… in different parts of the world


Supported by funding from the European Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council, a large international team of scientists compared genetic data with existing archaeological evidence and show that man’s best friend may have emerged independently from two separate (possibly now

Mesophotic coral reef

Entering the 'twilight zone': could distant coral reefs provide a refuge for threatened aquatic species?

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Most of us will be at least vaguely aware that our planet's coral reefs are in jeopardy. But why are they in danger, and what can we do about these threats?

Sunken Cities

In pictures: diving discoveries

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These spectacular images show divers recovering treasures from two ancient Egyptian cities.

The artefacts from Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus had been submerged at the mouth of the River Nile for over a thousand years.


Award-winning HydRegen technology offers path to 'clean, safe' chemical production

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From fragrances and food flavourings to the building blocks of pharmaceutical drugs, fine chemicals – complex chemicals produced in small quantities to a high degree of purity – play a major role in our daily lives.

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Genes that increase children's risk of blood infection identified


A team led by Oxford University has identified genes that make certain children more susceptible to invasive bacterial infections by performing a large genome-wide association study in African...
Akira galaxy

Scientists discover how supermassive black holes keep galaxies turned off


An international team of scientists has identified a common phenomenon in galaxies that could explain why huge numbers of them turn into cosmic graveyards.
The PReDicT test asks people to respond to a range of faces (inset)

Oxford study aims to find anti-depressants that work faster for patients


A new method to find anti-depressant treatments that work for individual patients is about to be tested at GP surgeries across Europe. Researchers at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and...
Dr Stuart Clare inspects a 7 Tesla MRI scanner

Oxford key to network of ultra-powerful MRI scanners


Researchers at Oxford University are playing a key role in expanding the UK's network of ultra-powerful MRI machines. Oxford and Nottingham Universities have been pioneering research using so...
Image from the promotional film, Power People, by Oxford Sparks.

Helping to bring energy prices down and keep the lights on


Peak demand is posing an increasing challenge to the UK’s electricity system.

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Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?


A review by the respected Cochran organisation, and led by Oxford University Professor of Psychiatry Keith Hawton, has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as 'talking...

Record £16.9m for Oxford spinout designing stem cell drugs to treat age-related disease


One of the most ambitious Oxford spinouts to date is en route to becoming a powerhouse in age-related regenerative medicine, developing drugs which can treat cancer, neurodegenerative diseases,...

Universal flu vaccine under development by Oxford spinout Vaccitech


Oxford spin out company Vaccitech has launched today with £10m seed investment to develop a universal flu vaccine already showing promise in clinical trials. The company is also developing and...

Oxford spinout raises £10m for precision system to treat disease


Oxford spinout EvOx Therapeutics will harness the body's own precision communications system to deliver drugs to specific parts of the body, with the aim of treating conditions which are currently...
A member of staff at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust using a SEND tablet

Human factors: Designing health services for people

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Let me start with a statement of the blindingly obvious: People are fundamental to health services. Design whatever health system you like but you'll still need people to deliver healthcare to those other people - patients.

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Oxford Nanoimaging to provide desktop super-resolution microscopes


Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI) – a University of Oxford spinout – will commence sales of an elegant desktop optical microscope capable of zooming in on objects as tiny as structures inside living cells....
'Journalists in the UK’ is a wide-ranging report of more than 60 pages, which captures journalists’ views on matters relating to their profession.

Report reveals journalists' views on ethics, pay and the pressures they feel


A new report called 'Journalists in the UK',  launched today by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, examines their views on the ethics and practices of journalism, how they regard their role, pay and diversity within the profession, who they trust, and the c

Women from Commonwealth countries were among those interviewed.

A female perspective from generations of immigrant workers in Britain


Their accounts document their struggles to overcome discrimination and disadvantage to rebuild their lives in the book, Migrant Women's Voices: talking about life and work in the UK since 1945.


New research networks to explore social media's impact, gender in literature and more

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How is social media affecting our behaviour?

Has the gender of an author influenced whether their work is accepted into the literary ‘canon’?

These are among the questions being explored by four new research networks at Oxford University.

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Oxfordshire Green Paper outlines vision for region as 'innovation engine'


Key leaders from across Oxfordshire have joined together to set out a vision for the future prosperity of the region. 
VR headset used in the paranoia treatment research

Oxford study finds virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia


Virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia by allowing people to face situations that they fear, an Oxford University study with patients from the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has found....


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