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Our researchers test ‘Viagra’ drug to prevent recurrent strokes

Research Stroke & Dementia

Researchers in our Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia have begun a clinical trial to assess whether the drug sildenafil could improve blood flow to the brain.

Testing epilepsy drug on people with Alzheimer's disease

Clinical Neurology Research

Dr Arjune Sen is leading a new six-month trial funded by the MRC Confidence in Concept scheme. The study is known as IliAD (Investigation of Levetiracetam in Alzheimer's Disease).

Timothy Behrens recognised in prestigious Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Award Integrative Neuroimaging

Professor Timothy Behrens has been recognised for ground-breaking contributions to translational research.

Parkinson's research group receive data sharing award

Award Clinical Neurology

The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre received the award for their contribution to the Critical Path for Parkinson’s initiative

Angela Vincent honoured for excellence in epilepsy research

Award Clinical Neurology

Emeritus Professor Angela Vincent received the Research Recognition Award, clinical science, at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.

Highly Cited Researchers


Eight NDCN academics have been named in the 2019 list from Web of Science

Ground-breaking study for Huntington’s disease under way

Clinical Neurology Research

NDCN’s Associate Professor Andrea Nemeth is leading the Oxford part of a clinical trial for Hungtinton’s disease.

Sarosh Irani wins Graham Bull Prize

Award Clinical Neurology

The Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science / Goulstonian Lectureship is a prestigious annual prize awarded by the Royal College of Physicians

NDCN staff win teaching awards

Award Teaching

The 2019 MSD Teaching Excellence Awards were celebrated in a ceremony at Merton College on Wednesday 23 October.

Oxford is joint top recruiter to drug-resitant epilepsy study

Clinical Neurology

The Oxford Epilepsy Research Group is at the forefront of some potentially ground-breaking work with patients who have drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide and nearly one in three people with epilepsy are resistant to current drugs.

Advances made in understanding how eye movements are affected by medication in Parkinson's

Clinical Neurology Publication Research

Our Neurometrology Group has published findings from its OxQUIP study looking at how eye movements are affected by medication in Parkinson's.

Prize for work on gene therapy for retinal diseases

Award Ophthalmology

Dr Kanmin Xue has won the Ruskell Medal from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

Masonic Charitable Foundation Fund Studentship at Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia

Stroke & Dementia Teaching

The charity has provided £126K of funding for one 3-year clinical research fellowship starting in January 2020.

Heart rate rise and blood pressure drops during pregnancy are not as dramatic as previously thought

Anaesthetics Research

New analysis from over 36,000 healthy women in 20 countries suggests that physiological changes during pregnancy may not be as dramatic as traditionally taught. However, blood pressures do appear to be increasing year on year.

High-profile doctors visit the Patient Safety Academy


The Patient Safety Academy (PSA) at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences was honoured to host two high profile British doctors and an international research leader yesterday.

Researchers identify genetic regions associated with left-handedness and link them with brain architecture in language regions

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture. The study linked these genetic differences with the connections between areas of the brain related to language.

Engaging young people with our work over the summer

Public engagement

The summer of 2019 saw many of our researchers getting involved in initiatives to engage young people with our work.

Six New Professors

Award Research

We are delighted to announce that the University of Oxford has conferred the title of Full Professor on several members of our Department. This demonstrates the breadth and depth of our research.

SHElock Holmes - inspiring girls with science

Integrative Neuroimaging Public engagement

On 27 July, 16 girls aged between 11-14 joined the SHElock team from our Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging.

Former staff honoured in naming of rooms

Integrative Neuroimaging

Our Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging has chosen to name its new meeting rooms after several people who have played a key role in shaping what the Centre is today.

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