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Research in Westminster: Human Rights law and the treatment of rape victims

Research in Westminster: Human Rights law and the treatment of rape victims

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Professor Liora Lazarus talks about how important it is for researchers of law to influence government policy, and how she has leveraged her own specialism in human rights to the benefit of society.

Fighting Arthritis: the development of anti-TNF therapies

Fighting Arthritis: the development of anti-TNF therapies

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Professor Sir Marc Feldmann and Professor Sir Ravinder Maini talk about how they discovered that blocking a single molecule can improve the quality of life for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

[Oxford Impacts] How people with depression see faces

How people with depression see faces

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Professor Catherine Harmer on how understanding facial recognition can help us find better antidepressants.

Oxford Impacts trailer

Oxford Impacts trailer

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The Oxford Impacts video series celebrates the ways that Oxford University benefits the world of policy, health, business and culture.

Volcano hunting, Italy to Peru

Volcano hunting, Italy to Peru

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Professor David Pyle discusses work understanding the processes that underpin volcanic eruptions: and the devastating effects that volcanic plumes can have.

Turbine blade runner

Turbine blade runner

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Professor Li He on understanding better how turbines function at high temperatures: making jet engines greener, and turbines cheaper to run.

Learning about illness -- using breath

Learning about illness - using breath

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Professor Gus Hancock and colleagues discuss the many things we can learn about the body's health through the breath: and new technologies that can make that process easier.

Nanoparticles in the fight against cancer

Nanoparticles in the fight against cancer

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Professor Peter Dobson and his colleagues discuss the use of nanoparticles to improve cancer treatments.

Peru's Data Collectors

Peru's Data Collectors

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Professor Yadvinder Mahli on work in Peru on the effect of tropical forests on climate change.

Jatropha Curcas in the Global Race for Biofuels

Jatropha Curcas in the Global Race for Biofuels

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Professor Katherine Willis on the global race for biofuels: and Oxford's role in assessing their impact for policymakers.

Delivering drugs better-- using sound

Delivering drugs better - using sound

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Professor Constantin Coussios and colleagues on using ultrasound to deliver drugs much closer to tumors and other targets in the body.

Chemistry in the garden

Chemistry in the garden

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Dr Alison Foster on audio trails in Oxford's botanic gardens, which allow visitors to learn about chemistry in beautiful surroundings.

Making the Most of Citizen Science

Making the Most of Citizen Science

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What next for citizen science? Professor Steve Roberts on how advanced maths can make the findings of this exciting new field more useful.

Tracking Life 40 Degrees South

Tracking Life 40 Degrees South

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Professor Gideon Henderson and colleagues on on understanding the underpinnings of Life in the Oceans.

The surprising uses of auctions

The surprising uses of auctions

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Professor Paul Klemperer on how auction maths can make markets work better: and how academic research (in this case, on geometry) can be turned immediately into real-world policy.

A computer model of the heart

A computer model of the heart

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Professor David Gavaghan on mathematical models of the heart, and making them work better to allow for predictions of heart function.

Citizen Science translating ancient lives

Citizen Science translating ancient lives

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For more than a century, scholars have worked on the Oxyrhynchus Papyri: a million fragments of documents recovered from Egypt in the early 20th century, containing everything from lost Gospels to ancient tax returns. Led by Dr Dirk Obbink, the Ancient Lives project digitised the fragments, and allowed members of the public to identify the characters they contained.

Sharing the beauty of networks

Sharing the beauty of networks

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Dr Mason Porter discusses the beauty of network maths, and how he and his colleagues have pioneered a programme to teach others about this vital area of mathematical understanding.

The TOBY Trial - cooling babies

The TOBY Trial - cooling babies

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Cooling or 'moderate hypothermia' is used to treat term babies who experienced a lack of oxygen during birth. It has been shown to reduce the risk of death or impairment and is now the treatment recommended by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

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