Oxford launch ground-breaking research into vaccinating teenagers

Image Description: generic spikey virus (red with green spikes) on grey-blue background Oxford University has launched research into the effect of various second vaccine doses on 12 to 16 year olds. The Chief Investigator, Professor Matthew Snape, said it “will provide vital information on the range of options for immunising teenagers against COVID-19 in the […]

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Oxford Researchers identify potential break through in endometriosis treatment

Image description: Scientist in lab holding small test tube and pipette   Endometriosis is a chronic condition where tissue similar to the womb lining grows outside the uterus. Symptoms can include pelvic pain which is worse during a period; extreme period pain; pain during or after sex; and difficulty getting pregnant. Current treatments are limited to […]

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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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