How do you solve a problem like anaemia?
Anaemia is a condition where sufferers have a reduced number of functional red blood cells. It is a global problem which affects over 270 million pre-school children worldwide, the majority of whom are from low and middle-income...
Upcoming Event: Oxfordshire Dementia Awareness Campaign
The Oxfordshire Dementia Awareness Campaign, hosted by Oxfordshire Dementia Empowerment Group, continues with an Open Afternoon on the 22nd May at the Civic Hall in Wantage between 1 and 4 pm.
As a DPhil candidate in Philosophy, I am based at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. During my undergraduate studies in biology and anthropology at the Australian National University, I took an amazing class in bioethics, and discovered a love for asking the big “should” questions about scientific developments—from new reproductive...
How do unborn babies and mothers communicate via the placenta?
The placenta is a fascinating organ, which allows communication between mother and foetus through the release of bubble-like vesicles. Could the messages within these vesicles provide an early warning of diseases such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia? Scientists at the University of Oxford are finding out.
Learn about Malaria research at Oxford
Learn about malaria research at the Nuffield Department of Medicine with podcasts from the researchers themselves. Find out how researchers aim to improve treatment of what is the major contributer to child mortality in many parts of the world - through improved diagnosis, vaccines and treatments. Click the link below:
Barley Rose Collier Harris
I always thought I was a physicist - with the first name 'Barley Rose' I thought studying plants would be too much of a cliché. I took a gap year before uni and was in need of a job, I wanted to do something ‘sciency’ before I started my undergrad and with no physics institutes nearby in Norfolk I applied for a job at the John Innes centre and...
Medical science needs you! Human clinical trials
Testing novel vaccines in humans is the first step on a long route to licensure. Clinical trials are long, expensive but essential procedures designed to confirm both a vaccines safety but also its effectiveness. Here we discuss clinical trial design and the important role of clinical trial volunteers with an overview of what volunteering for a...
After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime…and so does his pet fish. As the disease starts to cause his mobility to degenerate, Ted rushes to experience a world that is outside of his comfort zone; from the streets of Lille to the romance of Venice.
Humorous, heart-warming and hopeful, CELL...
Challenging Typhoid Ethically
Come and hear researchers from Oxford Vaccine Group talk about the unique typhoid human infection studies we run. There will be a Q&A session and opportunity for discussion.