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Phase I trial begins of new vaccine against the Plague

The trial, funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation https://www.ukri.org/, uses a vaccine based on the ChAdOx1 adenovirus viral vector platform al

Daily testing for students exposed to COVID-19 may be equally as effective as isolation of contacts for controlling school transmission

Daily contact COVID-19 testing for students effective at controlling transmission in schools

The independent study, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care and supported by the Department for Education and Office for National Statistics, ran between April and June 2021.

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Difficulty hearing speech could be a risk factor for dementia

Hearing impairment affects around 1.5 billion individuals worldwide (World Health Organization), and there is growing evidence that this could increase the risk of dementia.

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Red and processed meat linked to increased risk of heart disease, Oxford study shows

Globally coronary heart diseases (caused by narrowed arteries that supply the heart with blood) claim nearly nine million lives each year1, the largest of any disease, and present a huge burden to health systems.

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T-cell ‘training grounds’ behind robust immune system response seen in adenovirus vaccines

Writing in the journal Nature Immunology, they detail an investigation into one of the key features of adenovirus vaccines – their ability to generate strong and sustained populations of the ‘killer’ T-cell element of the i

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Lateral flow tests are 95% effective at detecting Covid-19 when used at the onset of symptoms

A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and the Medical University of Graz, has found that lateral flow tests detect Covid-19 with similar accuracy to laboratory-based PCR tests, providing they are used at th

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High blood sugar levels ‘reprogramme’ stem cells

High levels of glucose in the blood ‘reprogrammes’ stem cells, leading to a lasting increase in the risk of developing dangerous atherosclerosis, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation published today in Circulation.

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Studying ancient civilisations develops 21st-century skills

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Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson is engaging with policy makers to share her research findings, which include that studying Classics can help students develop vital skills for education, life, and work in the 21st Century.
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SEREN: Improving blood-related diagnostics in sub-Saharan Africa

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A new social enterprise is offering low-cost, easily accessible testing to diagnose blood and other diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Influencing global policy on typhoid vaccination

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A new vaccine, developed and evaluated in conjunction with Oxford scientists, has proved effective against typhoid, and is influencing global policy on vaccination.
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Uncovering Europe’s Stories

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The Oxford University research project Europe’s Stories, led by Professor Timothy Garton Ash, aims to explore what Europeans really think about Europe, what people’s real experiences of Europe are, and what they want the EU to do by 2030.
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Identifying risk and building resilience in complex infrastructure systems

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Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute has developed new modelling tools to help decision makers identify risks from climate-related infrastructure failure and build long-term resilience.
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Tackling blindness through gene therapy

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Cutting-edge gene therapies for eye diseases can help improve quality of life, extend the working lives of patients, and reduce treatment costs.
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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.

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