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University of Oxford and Selvita collaborate to advance potential therapeutics for Parkinson's Disease

Clinical Neurology Research

The University of Oxford and Selvita (WSE: SLV), one of the largest contract research organisations in Europe, are collaborating on drug discovery in the area of Parkinson's disease

Colin Espie becomes a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Ophthalmology Research

Professor Espie is one of eight Oxford researchers to become Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Irene Tracey elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Award Integrative Neuroimaging

Professor Irene Tracey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford and Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience, was selected for her substantial contributions to the advancement of science.

Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) receives Silver Engage Watermark Award

Integrative Neuroimaging Public engagement

This award from the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement is a significant landmark, indicating WIN's commitment to embedding support for public engagement.

Oxford Epilepsy Research Group Papers Highlighted

Clinical Neurology Publication Research

Two papers by early career researchers in our Oxford Epilepsy Research Group have been highlighted recently.

Study shows need for greater screening for frailty in emergency hospital admissions

Research Stroke & Dementia

A new study has shown the need for more widespread screening for frailty in unplanned admissions to hospitals to better inform the care received by patients.

Twenty-five years of functional MRI of the brain at Oxford

Integrative Neuroimaging

If you think back to 1998, you might remember it as the year that Google came into existence, or the year that construction began on the International Space Station, or perhaps even the year that the UK won the Eurovision Song Contest. But it was also a very significant year for medical sciences: the year that the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB) officially opened.

Surgery for sciatica reduces leg pain and disability, but benefits are short-lived

Clinical Neurology Research

And the certainty of evidence supporting its use is low, say researchers

Jaideep Pandit appointed Editor-in-Chief for world's leading anaesthesia journal

Anaesthetics

Congratulations are in order for Professor Jaideep Pandit, Professor of Anaesthesia, on his appointment as the next Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia (A&A) and its companion journal, A&A Practice. Professor Pandit is the first A&A Editor-in-Chief based outside the United States to lead this prestigious journal.

European Platform for Neurodegenerative Diseases launches repository of cohorts for researchers

Clinical Neurology Research

The new Cohort Catalogue will facilitate discovery of over 60 neurodegeneration research cohorts from 17 countries across Europe

Two NDCN students join BNA Scholars Programme

Research

The British Neuroscience Association Scholars Programme was launched in 2021 with a view to improving equality, diversity and inclusion in neuroscience.

Researchers win UK Dementia Research Institute Grand Challenge Award to identify early signs of Alzheimer's

MRC BNDU Research

The MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit has received funding for a multi-year research partnership designed to advance the understanding of early changes to the operations of brain circuits in Alzheimer's disease.

Ophthalmology Conference in Kyiv

Ophthalmology Research

On 21 February, Robert MacLaren organised a one-day ophthalmology conference in Kyiv together with Dr Andrii Ruban, President of the Ukrainian Vitreoretinal Society.

Ashmolean turns red for World Encephalitis Day

Clinical Neurology

Our researchers are tackling the devastating brain condition encephalitis.

Bioelectronic implant offers an intelligent therapy to treat incontinence

Clinical Neurology MRC BNDU Research

The first participants in a clinical trial of a bioelectrical therapy to treat incontinence have received their 'smart' bioelectronic implants.

New Public Engagement Ambassadors 2023

Public engagement

We're delighted to introduce our new cohort of public engagement ambassadors for 2023.

Direct evidence of reduced NMDA receptors in people with form of encephalitis

Clinical Neurology Research

NMDAR-antibody encephalitis is an autoimmune brain condition caused by patient’s own antibodies that bind to NMDA (N-Methyl-D-Aspartate) receptors in the synapses between nerve cells.

Director of MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit appointed

MRC BNDU Research

From 2 January 2023, Professor Peter Magill will lead the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) at the University of Oxford.

The Symphony of the Brain - new video about brain waves

MRC BNDU Public engagement

Scientists in our Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit have been working with Oxford Sparks to produce this engaging video about their research.

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