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Trench Foot discovery paves way for new treatment

Trench Foot discovery paves way for new treatment

Clinical Neurology Research

A team including Professor David Bennett has uncovered the physical cause of trench foot more than 100 years after the painful and debilitating condition was first identified in the First World War.

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Research Ophthalmology

In a laboratory study in Oxford, researchers have shown how it might be possible to reverse blindness using gene therapy to reprogram cells at the back of the eye to become light sensitive.

A new approach to improving hemispatial neglect after stroke

A new approach to improving hemispatial neglect after stroke

Research Integrative Neuroimaging

Research by Jacinta O’Shea reveals the striking potential of brain stimulation to cause long-lasting improvements in stroke patients’ attention deficits.

Brain scanning and breathing disorders

Brain scanning and breathing disorders

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Professor Kyle Pattinson from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences explains how brain scanning could help doctors to personalise treatment for people with chronic breathing disorders.

Potential new route to treatment for Cerebellar Ataxia?

Potential new route to treatment for Cerebellar Ataxia?

Clinical Neurology Research

Researchers from the teams of Andrea Németh (NDCN) and Esther Becker (DPAG) have published an important paper reporting dominant mutations that cause a new type of cerebellar ataxia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 44.

From agony to analgesia: two-part radio programme

From agony to analgesia: two-part radio programme

Research Integrative Neuroimaging Anaesthetics Public engagement

Irene Tracey presents a programme about pain, and the current work taking place to measure and treat it.

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 Integrative Neuroimaging

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 Integrative Neuroimaging

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.

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