7 October 2019
Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize for or Physiology and Medicine. They discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels, findings that affect our day-to-day life from exercise, to being at high altitudes to our early development in the womb. Their work is leading to new treatments for anaemia and even cancer
5 October 2019
The effects of temperature increases are already being felt, with increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather events such as this year’s record heatwaves, droughts and forest fires.
Obesity now linked to broader range of leading killers, with women and men showing different patterns of risk
5 October 2019
New research from the Big Data Institute, in collaboration with the George Institute has revealed that the health implications of obesity extend much further than diabetes and heart disease, increasing the risk of death from diseases of the kidneys, lungs and liver.
5 October 2019
Rachel Tanner, from the Jenner Institute, has been awarded the 2019 'Woman of the Future award for Science' Prof Helen McShane says: "Rachel is an outstanding scientist. Her work has centred around the development, optimisation and establishment of a functional in vitro mycobacterial growth inhibition assay for TB vaccine evaluation.
16 September 2019
Two researchers from the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health were awarded medals by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the 2019 European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. Professor David Warrell was awarded the Sir Patrick Manson Medal, and Dr Samson Kinyanjui the Chalmers Medal.
12 September 2019
The new league table for 2020 was unveiled at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Switzerland on 11 September 2019. Oxford remains the only UK university to top the international rankings, which assess the quality of research, teaching and innovation at more than 1,200 institutions worldwide.
12 August 2019
The Medical Sciences Divisional Panel has conferred the title of Professor on six members of NDM's academic staff.
Rapidly spreading multidrug-resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast Asia
23 July 2019
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.
12 July 2019
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.