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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.

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.

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.

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.

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

Ophthalmology Research

The first trial of robot-assisted eye surgery in patients has shown the technique to be both safe and effective.

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.

New Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

New Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Clinical Neurology Research

We are delighted to announce that David Beeson, Professor in Molecular Neurosciences, and Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology, have been elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

New Chair in Emerging Technologies

New Chair in Emerging Technologies

Research

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced long-term support to ten engineering global visionaries to develop areas of emerging technology.

Spot the difference

Spot the difference

Clinical Neurology Publication Research

Remember trying to spot the subtle differences between pictures as a child? It kept us quiet for hours! Neuroscientists including Chrystalina Antoniades have been working with staff at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum on some interesting ‘spot the difference’ experiments, to try and find out more about how we perceive things.

Seeing Pain: Irene Tracey on BBC Radio

Seeing Pain: Irene Tracey on BBC Radio

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Our Head of Department Professor Irene Tracey presents a four-part series about pain on the BBC World Service

Trench Foot discovery paves way for new treatment

Trench Foot discovery paves way for new treatment

Clinical Neurology Research

A team including Professor David Bennett has uncovered the physical cause of trench foot more than 100 years after the painful and debilitating condition was first identified in the First World War.

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