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Long-term aspirin use linked to bleeding risk in over 75s

Long-term aspirin use linked to bleeding risk in over 75s

Research Stroke & Dementia

In people aged 75 or over, long-term daily aspirin use is linked to a higher than expected risk of disabling or fatal bleeding, according to a new study in The Lancet.

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.

Stroke research featured in Andrew Marr's BBC documentary

Stroke research featured in Andrew Marr's BBC documentary

Research Functional MRI of the Brain

Stroke remains the biggest cause of disability in the UK, and completely changed the life of celebrated broadcaster and political journalist Andrew Marr in 2013. The life-threatening stroke resulted in his family being told twice that he was unlikely to survive, and if he did, that he may never regain normal speech, cognitive function or movement.

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.

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.

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.

Noise, sleep and delerium in intensive care

Noise, sleep and delerium in intensive care

Research Anaesthetics

The SILENCE project, funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit stream, featured on BBC Radio 4 Inside Health on 4 October 2016.

Initial results from world’s biggest body scanning project

Initial results from world’s biggest body scanning project

Publication Research Functional MRI of the Brain

Data from the first 5,000 UK Biobank participants taking part in the world’s largest health imaging study has been released for health researchers worldwide to use in their own research.

Study of vascular disease welcomes 10,000th participant

Study of vascular disease welcomes 10,000th participant

Research Stroke & Dementia

The only project of its kind that studies all acute vascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks, in order to develop better treatments has recruited its 10,000th Oxfordshire participant.

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.

Amputees' brains remember missing hands

Amputees' brains remember missing hands

Research Functional MRI of the Brain

Our brains have a detailed picture of our hands and fingers, and that persists even decades after an amputation, our researchers have found. The finding could have implications for the control of next generation prosthetics.

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.

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