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John Jacob wins clinical academic research partnership for brain cancer project

Clinical Neurology Research

The Medical Research Council awarded Dr John Jacob upwards of £200,000 to fund a project on brain cancer modelling.

Newborn brain scans clarify how some diseases develop

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Newborn brain scans from the Developing Human Connectome Project are now available online in large-scale open-source project, clarifying how some diseases develop.

New consortium to uncover mechanisms of neuropathic pain

Clinical Neurology Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Professor David Bennett is leading a new national research consortium to investigate neuropathic pain.

NDCN Thomas Willis Day Prize Winners

Award Public engagement Research Teaching

Our annual Thomas Willis Day celebrates the work of our Department over the previous year.

Heidi Johansen-Berg elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Congratulations to Heidi Johansen-Berg, one of 11 University of Oxford biomedical and health scientists that the Academy of Medical Sciences has elected to its fellowship.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Event

100 years since women were admitted as full members of the University of Oxford, women now hold vital posts at all levels of this institution.

Researcher publishes children's book of the brain

Integrative Neuroimaging

Betina Ip, a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, has written a book for children: The Usborne Book of the Brain

Research shows how the brain reorganises old memories when new ones are made

MRC BNDU Research

Researchers have discovered that the arrangement of existing memories in the brain is altered when we embed new memories

Capturing immune cells that colonise the brain to prevent disease progression in multiple sclerosis

Clinical Neurology Research

Researchers have revealed a disease-causing population of immune cells, which travel to the brain in patients with multiple sclerosis. They demonstrate how to trap these cells in the blood, which means they can be targeted to prevent disease progression.

New machine learning system developed to identify deteriorating patients in hospital

Anaesthetics Research

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could improve clinicians’ ability to identify hospitalised patients who need intensive care.

Retirement of Professor Peter Brown

MRC BNDU

This month sees the retirement of Professor Peter Brown as Director of the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.

Accidental awareness in obstetric surgery under general anaesthesia more frequent than expected

Anaesthetics Research

The largest ever study of awareness during obstetric general anaesthesia shows around 1 in 250 women may be affected, and some may experience long-term psychological harm.

Two neurologists awarded MRC Senior Clinical Fellowships

Clinical Neurology Research

Two of our Associate Professors, Sarosh Irani and George Tofaris, have been awarded MRC Senior Clinical Fellowships.

Developing diagnostics for COVID-19

Clinical Neurology Coronavirus Research

Associate Professor Sarosh Irani, who heads up our Autoimmune Neurology Group, has been funded by Mologic to help develop diagnostics for COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré syndrome

Clinical Neurology Coronavirus Research

Multiple recent case reports have suggested a link between COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), an acute, disabling, immune-mediated disorder of the peripheral nervous system. It is currently unclear whether this simply represents a chance association.

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