Attention and memory deficits persist for months after recovery from mild COVID

Clinical Neurology Coronavirus Research

Researchers from Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Experimental Psychology have shown that people who have had COVID but don’t complain of long COVID symptoms in daily life nevertheless can show degraded attention and memory for up to six to nine months.

New Academic Visitor from Nigeria

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Associate Professor of Radiology, Godwin Ogbole has arrived on a six-month visit to the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, as part of the Africa Oxford Initiative.

New spinout company: Human-Centric Drug Discovery

Clinical Neurology Research

Human-Centric Drug Discovery is a new Oxford University spinout company from Professor Zameel Cader's lab.

Funding received for research into Motor Neuron Disease

Clinical Neurology Research

A £210,000 donation from the Alan Davidson Foundation has been made to our Department to advance our world-leading research into Motor Neuron Disease. The funding will support a project manager to deliver an innovative research project using the genetic causes of MND to develop approaches to early diagnosis.

New Year's Honours for Professor Irene Tracey

Award Integrative Neuroimaging

Professor Irene Tracey FMedSci, MAE, Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience and Warden of Merton College, has been appointed CBE for services to medical research.

Research finds drug may benefit some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia

Anaesthetics Coronavirus Research

A proof-of-concept trial involving Oxford researchers has identified a drug that may benefit some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia.

Protein test could lead to earlier and better diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Clinical Neurology Research

Scientists have observed the clumping of alpha-synuclein in the cerebrospinal fluid taken from people with Parkinson's. The findings offer hope that a pioneering new clinical test could be developed to diagnose Parkinson's correctly in its early stages.

Nine new Professors

Award Research

Many congratulations to the following members of our Department who have been awarded the title of Professor in the recent Recognition of Distinction round.

Evaluating risk to people with epilepsy during the COVID-19 pandemic - study wins international prize

Clinical Neurology Coronavirus Research

In May 2020 our researchers initiated a global project to investigate how COVID-19 has affected people with epilepsy, their carers and health care workers.

Who are radiographers and what do they do?

Integrative Neuroimaging

On the 8th November we celebrate World Radiography Day, but who are the people that work within radiography, and what do they do?

New European initiative to accelerate the discovery and validation of biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases

Clinical Neurology Research

Members of the European Platform for Neurodegenerative Diseases (EPND) will establish a collaborative platform for efficient sample and data sharing, linking existing European research infrastructures to accelerate the discovery of biomarkers, new diagnostics and treatments for the benefit of people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Major research network to investigate body clock and stroke

Ophthalmology Research SCNi

The University of Oxford is part of a new international research network to investigate the interactions between the biology of the body's internal clock and the disordered physiological processes associated with stroke.

COVID-19 infection has greater risk than vaccines of causing very rare neurological events

Clinical Neurology Coronavirus Research

Research reveals risks of developing neurological complications following a positive COVID-19 PCR test, or a first dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations.

Mapping uncharted networks in the progression of Parkinson’s

Clinical Neurology MRC BNDU Research

A major new $9 million project funded by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative will map the original circuits vulnerable to Parkinson’s on an unprecedented scale. The project is a collaboration between core investigators Stephanie Cragg, Richard Wade-Martins, and Peter Magill at Oxford, Mark Howe at Boston University and Dinos Meletis at the Karolinska Institutet, as well as collaborators Yulong Li at Peking University and Michael Lin at Stanford University.

New genetic diagnosis technology for eye disease receives major funding award

Ophthalmology Research

Eye2Gene explores the use of AI to determine which genetic condition is causing a patient’s inherited retinal disease, by examining eye scans.

Royal Commission Industrial Fellowship for Andrei-Claudiu Roibu with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Award Clinical Neurology Research

Mapping brain network activity from structural connectivity using deep learning

Researchers awarded Wellcome Innovator Grant to investigate role of brainstem nucleus in human consciousness

Award Clinical Neurology Research

Researchers at Oxford University have received a prestigious Wellcome Innovator Grant for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) – a brainstem nucleus – in human consciousness.

How our dreams changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ophthalmology Research SCNi

This study explored associations between COVID-19 and dream recall frequency, and related social, health, and mental health factors.

New insights into the effect of exposure to dim light in the evening on the biology of the sleep-wake cycle

Ophthalmology Research

A new study has revealed more about how exposure to dim light in the evening affects circadian health. The findings emphasise the need to optimise our artificial light exposure if we are to avoid shifting our biological clocks.

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