Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented people from across the globe. Our work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.

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Towards more equitable health research

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A global network, coordinated by Oxford University, is helping to ensure health research benefits low-income countries.
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Towards the circularity of plastics

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Researchers at the Department of Chemistry are developing technologies to make recycling plastics easy, clean and affordable – promoting a truly ‘circular economy’ for the material.
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Building the ‘infrastructure’ for innovation and translation

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The Medical Sciences Division’s Business Partnerships Office is celebrating ten years of developing productive relationships and supporting effective collaborations with industry.
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Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal

Researchers from the University of Oxford and their partners have today reported findings from a Phase IIb trial of a candidate malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, which demonstrated high-level efficacy of 77% over 12-months of follow-up.

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University of Oxford to study nasal administration of COVID-19 vaccine

The Phase I trial, which will enrol 30 healthy volunteers aged 18–40, will investigate the level of immune system responses generated by the vaccine using this delivery technique, as well as monitoring safety and for any adverse reactions.

‘Citizen scientists’ help researchers gather new insights into polar bear behaviour

‘Citizen scientists’ help researchers gather new insights into polar bear behaviour

The Arctic Bears Project is being led by Professor Douglas Clark, of the University of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with penguinologist Dr Tom Hart of Oxford’s Department of Zoology.

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PRINCIPLE trial finds antibiotics azithromycin and doxycycline not generally effective treatments for COVID-19

Azithromycin and doxycycline are two commonly used antibiotics investigated as separate treatments in the trial. Both drugs are being used by some doctors in the hope of treating COVID-19 in the early stages of the illness.

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New insights from original Domesday survey revealed

A new interpretation of the survey behind Domesday Book – the record of conquered England compiled on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1086 – has emerged from a major new study of the survey’s earliest surviving manuscript.

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Oxford vaccine stimulates broad antibody and T cell functions

These findings are reported in two papers, both released in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine.

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Driving policy change to prevent maternal deaths

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The MBRRACE programme is influencing policy and services to support pregnant women and prevent maternal deaths.
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Boosting life chances for resettled refugees

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Software developed by an international team including Dr Alex Teytelboym from Oxford University is helping to resettle refugees in communities where they are more likely to flourish.
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SIMON Says…

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Researchers at Oxford Vaccine Group have developed machine learning software to predict the efficacy of flu vaccines, offering huge potential for other vaccine research.
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Right book… right time… right place

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Kirsten Shepherd-Barr and colleagues have developed the award-winning LitHits app, which allows users to access great literature in unexpected ways.
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Rethinking Conflict, Building Peace

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Dr Annette Idler and colleagues are working on new approaches to understanding conflict and building peace.

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