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NMDAR-Antibody Encephalitis: A new clinical way to identify patients

NMDAR-Antibody Encephalitis: A new clinical way to identify patients

Clinical Neurology Research

Paper published in Lancet Psychiatry may help with the accurate detection of this form of autoimmune encephalitis

World’s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

World’s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

Ophthalmology Research

Researchers in Oxford have carried out the world’s first gene therapy operation to tackle the root cause of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the UK’s most common cause of sight loss.

New research to investigate role of blood-brain barrier in neurological conditions

New research to investigate role of blood-brain barrier in neurological conditions

Clinical Neurology Research

A new consortium of 27 partners coordinated by our department will tackle the challenge of discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

Natural Killer cells used to treat chronic pain

Natural Killer cells used to treat chronic pain

Clinical Neurology Research

Damage to nerves during surgery or after an injury can lead to long-term pain. Scientists have found that specialised cells help to remove damaged nerve fibres, allowing new healthy nerves to re-grow, ameliorating nerve pain.

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Two distinct parts of the human brain - the neocortex and the hippocampus (a part of the brain involved in higher-order brain functions) - have been shown to help protect our memories from interfering with one another.

Award success for MSc in Sleep Medicine student

Award success for MSc in Sleep Medicine student

Award Ophthalmology SCNi

Priya Maharaj has won the Archibald Jackson Prize from Somerville College for achieving a Distinction in the MSc in Sleep Medicine.

Tim Behrens honoured in Blavatnik Awards

Tim Behrens honoured in Blavatnik Awards

Award Integrative Neuroimaging

Tim Behrens is among the laureates and finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, announced today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Discussing autoimmune encephalitis research and treatment

Discussing autoimmune encephalitis research and treatment

Clinical Neurology Public engagement

Patients, carers, clinicians and scientists get together to talk about this condition

Irene Tracey receives BNA Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award

Irene Tracey receives BNA Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award

Award

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) has awarded Irene Tracey, head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience Award.

Lee Hysan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences

Lee Hysan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences

Research

Our Head of Department, and Fellow of Pembroke College, Professor Irene Tracey, has negotiated along with Pembroke College an exciting and innovative clinical neurosciences fellowship scheme in partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), funded by the Lee Hysan Foundation.

New medical simulation suite at Horton General Hospital

New medical simulation suite at Horton General Hospital

Anaesthetics

The new suite is a joint venture between Oxford Simulation, Training and Research (OxSTaR), which is part of our Department, and the Horton Education Centre.

NDCN welcomes ocular oncologist

NDCN welcomes ocular oncologist

Ophthalmology

Bertil Damato will oversee the provision of clinical care to patients with an ocular tumour and develop a research group to focus on ocular melanoma and other eye tumours.

World’s largest autism grant will transform research landscape

World’s largest autism grant will transform research landscape

Clinical Neurology Research

The largest research grant ever given for neurodevelopmental conditions has been awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative to an international consortium academically led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

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.

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