17 April 2019
A group of Prinicpal Investigators have been awarded a £4m Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to image brain structure and function
16 April 2019
The degree to which functional connectivity between brain regions is affected by the properties of white matter pathways is a fundamental question in neuroscience.
16 April 2019
LifeArc, one of the UK’s leading medical research charities, has signed a deal to license an ion channel drug discovery programme to Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.
4 April 2019
How do we decide what to do in any given situation? We need to work out the payoffs and costs of actions – what we will gain and what it might cost us. But what is the exact nature of the mechanism in the brain which weighs up these payoffs and costs?
21 March 2019
Researchers in our Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute are working with Havant & South Downs College on a teenage sleep study.
21 February 2019
Paper published in Lancet Psychiatry 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.