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First genetic analysis of brain function and structure using UK Biobank  imaging data yields exciting results

First genetic analysis of brain function and structure using UK Biobank imaging data yields exciting results

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Oxford scientists report exciting new insights into the structure and function of the brain using genetic information and detailed brain images from UK Biobank

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating a rare form of blindness

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating a rare form of blindness

Ophthalmology Research

The positive results of the world’s first gene therapy trial for a genetic cause of blindness known as choroideremia have been reported in this week’s edition of Nature Medicine.

Our researchers join in science & ideas festival

Our researchers join in science & ideas festival

Public engagement

Many of our scientists are getting out and about in Oxford from 12-22 October, talking about and demonstrating some of their cutting edge neuroscience research.

Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health

Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health

Ophthalmology Research

Millions of people are to be given access to digital treatment for insomnia as an alternative to sleeping pills. Study by Colin Espie et al shows that Sleepio improves wellbeing in nearly three quarters of participants.

Significant progress made on our new research building

Significant progress made on our new research building

Integrative Neuroimaging Stroke & Dementia

Tuesday 25 September saw the 'topping out' ceremony, with completion on course for next summer

Prestigious Zülch Prize for Angela Vincent

Prestigious Zülch Prize for Angela Vincent

Award Clinical Neurology

The 2018 Zülch Prize honours research into autoimmunity in neurological diseases. Angela Vincent shares the award with Jerome Posner and Josep Dalmau.

Conferment of new titles

Conferment of new titles

Award

Congratulations to all staff who have received new titles

Young people get a taste of working in our labs

Young people get a taste of working in our labs

Public engagement

Four students were placed in our department as part of the In2Science programme this summer.

New research on recovery following intensive care treatment

New research on recovery following intensive care treatment

Anaesthetics Research

Out-of-hours discharge from intensive care is strongly associated with both in-hospital death and ICU readmission.

High instance of shoulder impairment in patients discharged from intensive care

High instance of shoulder impairment in patients discharged from intensive care

Anaesthetics Research

A team involving our Critical Care Research Group have discovered that patients with severe illnesses treated on intensive care units often have problems with their movement and mobility long after they are discharged from hospital.

NDCN research underpins new European licence for migraine prevention drug

NDCN research underpins new European licence for migraine prevention drug

Clinical Neurology

Novartis receives European licence for Aimovig® (erenumab), the first treatment designed specifically for the prevention of migraine

Change blindness work presented at Digital Humanities Summer School

Change blindness work presented at Digital Humanities Summer School

Clinical Neurology Research

Chrystalina Antoniades of the NeuroMetrology Lab delivered a session to these summer school delegates about her work on change blindness with the Ashmolean.

Effectiveness of low dose aspirin dependent on body size

Effectiveness of low dose aspirin dependent on body size

Research Stroke & Dementia

About one billion people worldwide take regular aspirin, usually to prevent heart attacks or strokes. But a new study suggests a more tailored strategy is required.

More awareness needed about stroke risk after mini-stroke

More awareness needed about stroke risk after mini-stroke

Research Stroke & Dementia

Professor Peter Rothwell says more must be done to raise awareness of the need to take rapid action after a mini-stroke in order to reduce the number of major strokes.

Study identifies biomarker for the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Study identifies biomarker for the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Clinical Neurology Research

Our Department collaborated with Oxford BioDynamics and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

New Yorker discusses Professor Irene Tracey's work

New Yorker discusses Professor Irene Tracey's work

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

The New Yorker features our Head of Department Professor Irene Tracey, and her research into the neuroscience of pain.

Neurology features in BBC programme about the JR Hospital

Neurology features in BBC programme about the JR Hospital

Clinical Neurology Public engagement

Aarti Jagannath presents the first in a new series about how the NHS changed our world

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