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University will host numerous activities and openings for Oxford Open Doors 2023

Oxford Open Doors will once again be a celebration of all things Oxford and, as ever, the University and its Colleges have planned an extensive programme as part of the event.

Blood clots during COVID-19 may be a cause of ongoing cognitive problems

High levels of two proteins at the time of COVID-19 have been found in patients who later experienced cognitive problems, including ‘brain fog’, giving a major clue as to one cause of their symptoms: blood clots.

Oxford scientists honoured with four Royal Society Awards

Each year, the Royal Society recognises exceptional research achievements by awarding a series of prestigious medals and prizes. Of the 25 awards for 2022-23, announced today, four honour Oxford University researchers for their outstanding contributions to science and medicine.

Important vaccinations

All students (new and returning) are asked to ensure their vaccinations are up to date before arriving in Oxford ahead of the new academic year.

New model predicts ten year breast cancer risk

A team of researchers at the University of Oxford, led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, have developed a new model that reliably predicts a woman's likelihood of developing and then dying of breast cancer within a decade.

A-level results: Congratulations to Oxford's new students

Thousands of students from across the UK have been celebrating their exam results. The University of Oxford is delighted to congratulate the many students who have successfully met their Oxford offer, and whose places have been confirmed. Oxford's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Irene Tracey, said, 'Congratulations to all students who have received their results, particularly those who have had their offers to study at Oxford confirmed. We know that a considerable amount of hard work and dedication has got you to this point, and you should be rightly proud of your achievements. We look forward to welcoming you in October, and sharing everything Oxford has to offer.' Here we meet some of the students who will soon be joining us at Oxford.

New study offers hope in early detection of oesophageal cancer

Researchers at Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences have developed a new tool to predict people’s risks of getting oesophageal cancer in the next ten years.

Nanopore technology achieves breakthrough in protein variant detection

A team of scientists led by the University of Oxford have achieved a significant breakthrough in detecting modifications on protein structures. The method, published in Nature Nanotechnology, employs innovative nanopore technology to identify structural variations at the single-molecule level, even deep within long protein chains.

Oxford University team wins national teaching award

The work of Oxford University’s Oxford Simulation, Teaching and Research team (OxSTaR) had been recognised by a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). The AdvanceHE award celebrates outstanding collaborative impact on teaching and learning and highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.

COVID-19 measures reduced life-threatening invasive bacterial infections

Containment measures introduced to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 resulted in a sustained reduction in the transmission of certain bacteria that cause diseases such as meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia, according to a new study published in The Lancet Digital Health by the Invasive Respiratory Infection Surveillance (IRIS) Consortium.

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