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Averting an antibiotics apocalypse: major funding announced to tackle resistance to antibiotics

A cross-disciplinary team from the Universities of Oxford, Ulster and UCL today announced major funding from EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to tackle the growing challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Scientists make DNA breakthrough which could identify why some people are more affected by Covid-19

Scientists from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University have developed a method that allows them to see, with far greater accuracy, how DNA forms large scale structures within a cell nucleus.

RECOVERY trial finds aspirin does not improve survival for patients hospitalised with COVID-19

The RECOVERY trial was established as a randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

Iron deficiency anaemia in early pregnancy increases risk of heart defects, suggests new research

In animal models, iron deficient mothers had a greatly increased risk of having offspring with congenital heart disease (CHD).

Memorial trees planted in Oxford Botanic Garden to remember lives lost to Covid-19 around the world

Health ministers from across the world have come together in a tree-planting ceremony to remember those who have tragically lost their lives to COVID-19, marking the conclusion of the G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Oxford on Friday 4 June.

Lack of maths education negatively affects adolescent brain and cognitive development

A new study suggests that not having any maths education after the age of 16 can be disadvantageous.

Low trust in government, conspiracy beliefs and watching YouTube predicts vaccine hesitancy RESEARCHSOCIAL SCIENCES

People who look to social media for information, particularly YouTube, are less willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new publication from the universities of Oxford and Southampton whose researchers are urging the government and social media firms to take urgent action over the findings.

University of Oxford to launch Pandemic Sciences Centre

Key lesson from the coronavirus pandemic is the need for partnership between academic excellence, industry and public health organisations. Centre will unite disciplines, and sectors, to build agile, equitable partnerships that can tackle complex problems and respond to pandemic threats at any time. Centre will build on the UK and international reach of Oxford’s research collaborations.

SARS-CoV-2 RNA discovery unlocks new potential treatments

An international and multidisciplinary team led by researchers at the University of Oxford, University of Glasgow, and University of Heidelberg, has uncovered the interactions that SARS-CoV-2 RNA establishes with the host cell, many of which are fundamental for infection.

SARS-CoV-2 naming system given open platform to harness international scientific collaboration

Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formalisation of the Pango Network, an international team of experts to oversee the identification and naming of different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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