Informative videos about variety of health conditions
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Find out more about the researchers in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine is a large multi-disciplinary department that links high quality basic biological science with medical application.
They have produced a series of podcasts, all presented by Drs and Professors from the Department, describing their research in such varied fields as:
Learning 1 - Sleep for success
Sleep is really important. But do we realise how important it is, particularly for helping us think straight?
Are teenagers lazy? Are their body clocks different?
Dr Chris Harvey talks us through the 'TeenSleep' project that is asking whether sleep education and later school start times might help teens do better in their exams...
SciBar - Parasites: Masters of Disguise
The parasites that cause human disease try to stay undercover, finding safe homes within the bodies of their hosts. Within these homes they can eat, drink and make merry, using the resources of the host to produce another generation of tiny parasites. But this can be very bad news for the host, causing diseases such as malaria. So it is...
How students see scientists: Part III
In the third installment of our series of blogs by students who have undertaken work placements at the WIMM, here Jonathon Leung explains why he chose to come to the Institute as part of a unique undergraduate medical course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong...
There's no place like home 2 - The People of the British Isles
Bruce Winney describes the influx of humans to the British Isles, including the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. By comparing and contrasting the genetic make-up of patients, researchers can explore how genetics can influence disease.
The data can also reveal how much of an effect early settlers had on the population of today.
What Makes You Tick?
How do you know when it's time to wake up or go to sleep? More powerful than any alarm are your circadian rhythms. In this animation we take a look at how these rhythms work and what controls them; inspired by the TeenSleep project being carried out at the University to look at how later start times at school might affect achievement.
Science and medicine blog from Oxford University Press
You can find out all about the latest books from Oxford University Press in the topics of Science and Medicial research by visiting the blog of the OUP. As well as regular book reviews, previews, and updates about the latest publications, the blog is also home to several long-running columns, including a fascinating column on Medicine and...
Just the FACS, man
Tucked away in a corner of the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) in Oxford is a room stuffed full of powerful, multi-coloured lasers. The machines that contain these lasers are highly specialised, hugely expensive pieces of equipment that the average labcoat...
Nuffield Department of Medicine Public Engagement lectures
Scientists at the Nuffield Department of Medicine discuss their research and answer questions in a series of fascinating and accessible podcasts. Find out more about human epidemics, language impairments and drug discovery by clicking the link below: