21 February 2019
Paper published in Lancet Psychiaty may help with the accurate detection of this form of autoimmune encephalitis
19 February 2019
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.
12 February 2019
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.
1 February 2019
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.
31 January 2019
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.
10 December 2018
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.
26 October 2018
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
10 October 2018
Oxford scientists report exciting new insights into the structure and function of the brain using genetic information and detailed brain images from UK Biobank
8 October 2018
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.
30 September 2018
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.
13 August 2018
Out-of-hours discharge from intensive care is strongly associated with both in-hospital death and ICU readmission.
9 August 2018
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.
30 July 2018
Chrystalina Antoniades of the NeuroMetrology Lab delivered a session to these summer school delegates about her work on change blindness with the Ashmolean.
27 July 2018
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.
3 July 2018
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.
27 June 2018
Our Department collaborated with Oxford BioDynamics and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
26 June 2018
The New Yorker features our Head of Department Professor Irene Tracey, and her research into the neuroscience of pain.