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New consortium to investigate Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

New consortium to investigate Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Research Clinical Neurology

New research project could enable novel therapeutic approaches in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Cannabinoid biomedicine research programme launched

Cannabinoid biomedicine research programme launched

Research Clinical Neurology

Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners have launched a new research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine.

New Oxford Neurodevelopment Consortium

New Oxford Neurodevelopment Consortium

Research Clinical Neurology

Professor Andrea Németh has successfully applied to the John Fell Fund to establish the Oxford Neurodevelopment Consortium (OxNDC).

New drug trial for Parkinson's

New drug trial for Parkinson's

Research Clinical Neurology

Our researchers have been granted 600K euros from EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to join in a multi-centre initiative studying a new drug for Parkinson's disease

Brain activity predicts the force of your actions

Brain activity predicts the force of your actions

Research Clinical Neurology

A clear link between the activity in nerve clusters in the brain and the amount of force generated in a physical action has been demonstrated by our researchers, opening the way for the development of better devices to assist paralysed patients.

Study paves the way for new autoimmune disease treatments with fewer side effects

Study paves the way for new autoimmune disease treatments with fewer side effects

Research Clinical Neurology

New research from our Department has raised the possibility of minimising the side effects of treatment for patients with autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical Research Council awards £4.3m to boost UK research base in dementia

Medical Research Council awards £4.3m to boost UK research base in dementia

Award Clinical Neurology

Six universities including Oxford have been awarded a total of £4.3m by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to grow and develop the UK’s research base in dementia science.

New test for Parkinson’s disease moves a step closer

New test for Parkinson’s disease moves a step closer

Research Clinical Neurology

Scientists from the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC) and the Edinburgh Prion Unit have developed a new diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease. The test measures the 'stickiness' of a particular protein in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Spinout develops smart glasses

Spinout develops smart glasses

Research Clinical Neurology Ophthalmology

A spinout company from our Department, OxSight, has reported that in a recent UK-wide trial its smart glasses helped sight impaired and blind people to navigate independently, avoid collisions and see in the dark.

Researcher wins prize for engaging the public

Researcher wins prize for engaging the public

Award Clinical Neurology

The 12 winners of the inaugural University of Oxford's Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research were announced on Friday 1 July by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, in a ceremony at Merton College.

Scientists pinpoint molecular signal that drives and enables spinal cord repair

Scientists pinpoint molecular signal that drives and enables spinal cord repair

Research Clinical Neurology

Dave Bennett and colleagues from King's College London have identified a molecular signal which drives and enables the spinal cord’s natural capacity for repair after injury. The findings could one day lead to new treatments which enhance this spontaneous repair mechanism..

Teaching old drugs new tricks

Teaching old drugs new tricks

Research Clinical Neurology

Researchers looking at multiple sclerosis investigate using drugs normally prescribed for other diseases.

Angela Vincent receives British Neuroscience Association Award

Angela Vincent receives British Neuroscience Association Award

Award Clinical Neurology

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) has awarded Angela Vincent, FRS the 2016 Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience Award.

Patients, carers, and researchers discuss a rare form of motor neuron disease

Patients, carers, and researchers discuss a rare form of motor neuron disease

Event Clinical Neurology Functional MRI of the Brain

On Friday 23 October, patients, carers, researchers and healthcare professionals gathered together at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel for the first ever UK day dedicated to primary lateral sclerosis.

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