14 June 2017
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.
10 April 2017
New research project could enable novel therapeutic approaches in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
17 March 2017
Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners have launched a new research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine.
16 February 2017
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.
24 November 2016
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.
10 November 2016
The trial involves injecting a virus into the eye to deliver billions of healthy genes to replace a key missing gene for choroideremia sufferers.
3 November 2016
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.
20 September 2016
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.
2 September 2016
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.
1 September 2016
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.
31 August 2016
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.
9 August 2016
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.