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New spinout addresses sleep and circadian rhythm disruption

New spinout addresses sleep and circadian rhythm disruption

Ophthalmology SCNi

Circadian Therapeutics has been established to identify and bring to market pharmaceutical and diagnostic platforms for the effective management of physiological and pathological conditions through their ability to modify the body's circadian rhythms.

Second phase of gene therapy trial for blindness under way

Second phase of gene therapy trial for blindness under way

Research Ophthalmology

The trial involves injecting a virus into the eye to deliver billions of healthy genes to replace a key missing gene for choroideremia sufferers.

World first for robot eye operation

World first for robot eye operation

Ophthalmology

University of Oxford surgeons at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world's first operation inside the eye using a robot.

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.

Lighting colour affects sleep and wakefulness

Lighting colour affects sleep and wakefulness

Research Ophthalmology

Our researchers have shown how different colours of light could affect our ability to sleep.

Gene therapy shows long-term benefit for treating blindness

Gene therapy shows long-term benefit for treating blindness

Ophthalmology

Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to John Radcliffe Hospital patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new University of Oxford research published today shows.

Public missing out on a night’s worth of sleep every week

Public missing out on a night’s worth of sleep every week

Ophthalmology

Experts call for introduction of sleep guidelines in new report

Blind woman’s joy as she is able to read the time thanks to 'bionic eye'

Blind woman’s joy as she is able to read the time thanks to 'bionic eye'

Ophthalmology Research

A patient who is the first in the UK to receive the world’s most advanced 'bionic eye' has been able to read the time for the first time in more than five years.

Why sleep could be the key to tackling mental illness

Why sleep could be the key to tackling mental illness

Ophthalmology

Professor Russell Foster writes about circadian rhythm and health on the online news platform 'The Conversation'

£23 million boost for Oxford spinout company

£23 million boost for Oxford spinout company

Ophthalmology

More money comes in to further work on gene therapy for choroideremia

What makes you tick?

What makes you tick?

Ophthalmology

Find out a bit about our research into circadian rhythms

New Fellow to develop treatment for retinal disorder

New Fellow to develop treatment for retinal disorder

Ophthalmology

Harry Orlans will work with Robert MacLaren to develop a treatment for retinitis pigmentosa.

New insight into light detection in vertebrates

New insight into light detection in vertebrates

Ophthalmology Research Publication

Research carried out in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences is paving the way for a better understanding of how light detection works in vertebrates.

The effects of working the night shift

The effects of working the night shift

Research Ophthalmology

BBC Radio 4 presenter Sarah Montague, with input from Professor Russell Foster, investigates how working when most people are sleeping affects our bodies.

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Student becomes Professor

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Student becomes Professor

Ophthalmology

Dominik Fischer, who completed his DPhil in our Department, received an extraordinary professorship at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen on Tuesday 7 July 2015.

Gene therapy gives long-term protection to photoreceptor cells in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa

Gene therapy gives long-term protection to photoreceptor cells in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa

Research Ophthalmology

A collaboration between scientists in the UK and the USA has shown that gene therapy can give life-long protection to the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells responsible for colour vision in a mouse model of the most common inherited eye disorder.

Pioneering eye research to feature on One Show

Pioneering eye research to feature on One Show

Research Ophthalmology

Pioneering Oxford research to tackle vision loss is set to feature on the BBC’s One Show this week.

Sleep deprivation could reduce intrusive memories of traumatic scenes

Sleep deprivation could reduce intrusive memories of traumatic scenes

Research Ophthalmology

A good night’s sleep has long been recommended to those who have experienced a traumatic event. But a study led by our Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute provides preliminary experimental work suggesting it could actually be the wrong thing to do.

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