Oxford researchers praise new parenting app

Oxford’s Department of Education has tested a new parenting app, EasyPeasy, and found that the programme has positive effects on children’s concentration levels, determination, and ability to make their own decisions. EasyPeasy is an app for parents and carers of 2-5 year old children that encourages positive parent-child interaction through play in the home. The […]

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‘Prevention is better than cure’ – Oxford leads in vaccine research

Like wars and famine, infectious diseases are an eternal challenge to human progress and development. They remain among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and their links with climate change are making the scenario worse. The ongoing problems of Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV and recent outbreaks of the […]

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Jo Johnson visits quantum laboratories following announcement of £204m science fund

Earlier this week Jo Johnson, the Universities and Science Minister, took a tour around Oxford’s leading quantum research facilities and robotics labs to announce new investment in front line physics and engineering. This move comes as part of an overarching government commitment to UK science investment, with £6.9 billion invested in laboratories and equipment to […]

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Medics aching to see new arthritis centre

Big changes are coming to the University of Oxford’s medical research facilities. Earlier this month, the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis at the University of Oxford was granted £5.5 million, according to a recent University press release. The new osteoarthritis research centre was launched during National Arthritis Week, which ran from October 7 […]

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Unprecedented genome data collected

A ground-breaking study, led by Oxford Professor Gil McVean, has collated human genome sequences from 1,092 individuals around the world. The successful ‘1000 Genomes Project’ will allow scientists to identify genetic variations that occur in particular countries and geographic regions. This study will enable the international team to identify diseases that are caused by rare […]

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