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Rapidly spreading multidrug resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast asia

Rapidly spreading multidrug-resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast Asia

The findings of two studies, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, reveal that by 2016–2018 malaria parasites resistant to both artemisinin and its widely used partner drug piperaquine represented more than 80% of the parasites circulating in northeast Thailand and Vietnam, despite having only emerged in western Cambodia in 2008.

Vice chancellor2019s choice award for public engagement with research

Vice-Chancellor’s Choice Award for Public Engagement with Research

The Vice-Chancellor’s Choice Award for Public Engagement with Research, which receives a prize of £1,500, has been won by Professor Phaik Yeong Cheah, from the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit for her work on engaging rural communities in Cambodia with malaria research, reaching 45 villages and over 30,000 adults and young people.

New maps could show how to beat malaria

New maps could show how to beat malaria

New research published in The Lancet shows where the fight to defeat malaria is succeeding and where it has stalled. Two studies present the most comprehensive picture to date of the Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum parasites, which cause the majority of the world’s malaria burden.

Ross chapman awarded 2019 lister prize

Ross Chapman awarded 2019 Lister Prize

The Lister Prizes are highly competitive prizes help support future leader in biomedicine and are awarded as a lump sum of £250,000 over five years, to fund developing a research programme which will aim to further our understanding of the fundamental DNA repair mechanism which allows for genome diversification in the immune system and cancer.

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 queen2019s birthday honours

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The pioneering work of members of the University has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Ndm researchers elected fellows of the academy of medical sciences 1

NDM Researchers elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Eight Oxford scientists are amongst 50 of the UK's world-leading researchers elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences this year including from NDM: Professors Philip Bejon, Helen McShane, Richard Price, Alison Simmons and Sarah Walker. Many congratulations to you all!

Mads gyrd hansen awarded wellcome trust senior research fellowship renewal

Mads Gyrd-Hansen awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship renewal

Congratulations to Ludwig Oxford’s Mads Gyrd-Hansen, whose Senior Research Fellowship has been renewed by the Wellcome Trust. This > £1 million 5 year award will support the continuation of his research into ubiquitin signalling in immune responses.

World malaria day 2019

World Malaria Day 2019

The 25 of April is World Malaria Day - a good time to take stock of progress towards dealing with one of the great historical global scourges. Science blog by Kevin Marsh, Professor of Tropical Medicine for the University of Oxford.

Faces of malaria

Faces of malaria

Today April 25 is World Malaria Day. We would like to highlight a malaria photography project by photographer Pearl Gan, in collaboration with OUCRU in Vietnam and EOCRU in Indonesia.

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