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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.

‘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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