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Professor Irene Tracey CBE FMedSci nominated as next Oxford Vice-Chancellor

Professor Irene Tracey, Warden of Merton College, Oxford, has been nominated as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

Dairy products linked to increased risk of cancer

First major study to investigate dairy consumption and cancer risk in Chinese adults has found that greater intake was associated with higher risks of liver cancer and female breast cancer.

Breakthrough in treatment for Dupuytren’s disease

Injection of the anti-TNF drug adalimumab into Dupuytren’s disease nodules is effective in reducing nodule hardness and nodule size.

Neither detection nor control of high blood pressure improved by self-monitoring during pregnancy

Self-monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy neither results in earlier detection of high blood pressure, nor helps with blood pressure control in those who are pregnant, suggest the results of two new papers based on research from the University of Oxford and King’s College London (funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research).

Oxford scientist named Australian of the Year in the UK

The Oxford Vaccine Group’s Lead Statistician, Professor Merryn Voysey, received the prestigious Australian of the Year in the UK award at a gala dinner recently.

CAMS Oxford Institute unveiled at virtual ceremony

Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) signed a cooperation agreement at a virtual unveiling ceremony of the CAMS Oxford Institute.

Protease inhibitors safer than thought for pregnant women with HIV

University of Oxford researchers assessed evidence from 34 studies, involving over 57,000 pregnant women with HIV, and found that protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapies significantly increased the risk of babies being small or very small for their gestational age, but there were no other adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared to therapies without protease inhibitors.

Oxford University retains top spot for spinout generation in the UK

Oxford University has been ranked first in the UK for turning academic research into spinout companies, according to a new report published today by data analyst firm Beauhurst.

Oxford men's crew claim victory in 2022 Boat Race after Cambridge women’s win

Oxford’s men’s crew won the 2022 Gemini Boat Race as it returned to the Tideway this year, where Cambridge claimed victory in the women’s race in a new record time.

No increased risk of brain tumours for mobile phone users, new study finds

Longstanding fears that using mobile phones may increase the risk of developing a brain tumour have been reignited recently by the launch of 5G (fifth generation) mobile wireless technologies. Mobile phones emit radiofrequency waves which, if absorbed by tissues, can cause heating and damage.

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