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Trial investigating potential treatment for fatigue relief in people with long COVID reports results

Researchers from the University of Oxford have reported findings from a Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an investigational treatment against long COVID fatigue. The study (reported in Lancet eClinical Medicine) found participants given the treatment, developed by US pharmaceutical company Axcella Therapeutics, reported feeling less fatigued than those given a placebo.

R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine developed by University of Oxford receives regulatory clearance for use in Ghana

The University of Oxford-developed and Serum Institute of India PvT Ltd (SIIPL)- manufactured and scaled up R21/Matrix-MTM malaria vaccine, leveraging Novavax’s adjuvant technology, has been licensed for use in Ghana by the country’s Food and Drugs Authority.

Beyond Boundaries 2023 art competition opens for entries from local school students

The University of Oxford is inviting schools and children to participate in a competition combining art and science.

£12 million investment for Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub

A new Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub aims to make the UK the global centre for discovering and manufacturing next-generation vaccines.

Four Oxford researchers awarded €2.5 million European Research Council Advanced Grants

Four University of Oxford researchers have been awarded European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants of €2.5 million each over five years to explore their most innovative and ambitious ideas. These grants recognise ground-breaking projects led by researchers with a track record of significant research achievements.

New tool uses existing health records to predict people’s risk of developing lung cancer within the next 10 years

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool, called ‘CanPredict’, able to identify the people most at risk of developing lung cancer over the next 10 years, and put them forward for screening tests earlier, saving time, money and, most importantly, lives.

Study reveals new insights on what caused the 1920 baby boom

A new study led by Oxford University’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science has found that the 1918 influenza pandemic had a much longer negative effect on fertility than previously thought. The results, published this week in the journal Population Studies, change our understanding of the social and demographic history of the 1918 pandemic.

Silk from spiders and silkworms found to be a promising material to repair injured nerves

Researchers from the University of Oxford and MedUni Vienna have demonstrated that tubes combining silk from silkworms and spiders are highly effective in repairing severed nerves. The results, published today in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials, could significantly advance therapeutic options to treat nerve injuries.

Online arts and culture for young people’s mental health research programme announced

Young people will help create an ‘online museum’ as a way of improving their mental health, as part of a new and ground-breaking £2.61m research project hosted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, led by researchers from Oxford University and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

‘ONE’ program that provides early years numeracy skills for children to be trialled in 150 schools

A programme integrating early numeracy and executive functions found evidence of more progress for children who took part than children who did not. A large follow up evaluation will now test this integrative programme at scale.

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