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Lee Hysan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences

Lee Hysan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences

Research

Our Head of Department, and Fellow of Pembroke College, Professor Irene Tracey, has negotiated along with Pembroke College an exciting and innovative clinical neurosciences fellowship scheme in partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), funded by the Lee Hysan Foundation.

New medical simulation suite at Horton General Hospital

New medical simulation suite at Horton General Hospital

Anaesthetics

The new suite is a joint venture between Oxford Simulation, Training and Research (OxSTaR), which is part of our Department, and the Horton Education Centre.

NDCN welcomes ocular oncologist

NDCN welcomes ocular oncologist

Ophthalmology

Bertil Damato will oversee the provision of clinical care to patients with an ocular tumour and develop a research group to focus on ocular melanoma and other eye tumours.

World’s largest autism grant will transform research landscape

World’s largest autism grant will transform research landscape

Clinical Neurology Research

The largest research grant ever given for neurodevelopmental conditions has been awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative to an international consortium academically led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

First genetic analysis of brain function and structure using UK Biobank  imaging data yields exciting results

First genetic analysis of brain function and structure using UK Biobank imaging data yields exciting results

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Oxford scientists report exciting new insights into the structure and function of the brain using genetic information and detailed brain images from UK Biobank

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating a rare form of blindness

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating a rare form of blindness

Ophthalmology Research

The positive results of the world’s first gene therapy trial for a genetic cause of blindness known as choroideremia have been reported in this week’s edition of Nature Medicine.

Our researchers join in science & ideas festival

Our researchers join in science & ideas festival

Public engagement

Many of our scientists are getting out and about in Oxford from 12-22 October, talking about and demonstrating some of their cutting edge neuroscience research.

Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health

Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health

Ophthalmology Research

Millions of people are to be given access to digital treatment for insomnia as an alternative to sleeping pills. Study by Colin Espie et al shows that Sleepio improves wellbeing in nearly three quarters of participants.

Significant progress made on our new research building

Significant progress made on our new research building

Integrative Neuroimaging Stroke & Dementia

Tuesday 25 September saw the 'topping out' ceremony, with completion on course for next summer

Prestigious Zülch Prize for Angela Vincent

Prestigious Zülch Prize for Angela Vincent

Award Clinical Neurology

The 2018 Zülch Prize honours research into autoimmunity in neurological diseases. Angela Vincent shares the award with Jerome Posner and Josep Dalmau.

Conferment of new titles

Conferment of new titles

Award

Congratulations to all staff who have received new titles

Young people get a taste of working in our labs

Young people get a taste of working in our labs

Public engagement

Four students were placed in our department as part of the In2Science programme this summer.

New research on recovery following intensive care treatment

New research on recovery following intensive care treatment

Anaesthetics Research

Out-of-hours discharge from intensive care is strongly associated with both in-hospital death and ICU readmission.

High instance of shoulder impairment in patients discharged from intensive care

High instance of shoulder impairment in patients discharged from intensive care

Anaesthetics Research

A team involving our Critical Care Research Group have discovered that patients with severe illnesses treated on intensive care units often have problems with their movement and mobility long after they are discharged from hospital.

NDCN research underpins new European licence for migraine prevention drug

NDCN research underpins new European licence for migraine prevention drug

Clinical Neurology

Novartis receives European licence for Aimovig® (erenumab), the first treatment designed specifically for the prevention of migraine

Change blindness work presented at Digital Humanities Summer School

Change blindness work presented at Digital Humanities Summer School

Clinical Neurology Research

Chrystalina Antoniades of the NeuroMetrology Lab delivered a session to these summer school delegates about her work on change blindness with the Ashmolean.

Effectiveness of low dose aspirin dependent on body size

Effectiveness of low dose aspirin dependent on body size

Research Stroke & Dementia

About one billion people worldwide take regular aspirin, usually to prevent heart attacks or strokes. But a new study suggests a more tailored strategy is required.

More awareness needed about stroke risk after mini-stroke

More awareness needed about stroke risk after mini-stroke

Research Stroke & Dementia

Professor Peter Rothwell says more must be done to raise awareness of the need to take rapid action after a mini-stroke in order to reduce the number of major strokes.

Study identifies biomarker for the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Study identifies biomarker for the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Clinical Neurology Research

Our Department collaborated with Oxford BioDynamics and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

New Yorker discusses Professor Irene Tracey's work

New Yorker discusses Professor Irene Tracey's work

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

The New Yorker features our Head of Department Professor Irene Tracey, and her research into the neuroscience of pain.

Neurology features in BBC programme about the JR Hospital

Neurology features in BBC programme about the JR Hospital

Clinical Neurology Public engagement

Aarti Jagannath presents the first in a new series about how the NHS changed our world

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

Ophthalmology Research

The first trial of robot-assisted eye surgery in patients has shown the technique to be both safe and effective.

Sharing Good Practice: NDCN Carers' Career Fund

Sharing Good Practice: NDCN Carers' Career Fund

Staff development

Our Staff Development Officer shares best practice in National Carers Week (11-17 June)

Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation Launched

Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation Launched

Clinical Neurology

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation (OCNI), which aims to shed light on the causes of neurodegenerative diseases and uncover new treatment pathways.

New Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

New Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Clinical Neurology Research

We are delighted to announce that David Beeson, Professor in Molecular Neurosciences, and Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology, have been elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Building work for new neuroscience research facility gets under way

Building work for new neuroscience research facility gets under way

Integrative Neuroimaging Stroke & Dementia

Work to build the UK’s first dedicated centre for research into the prevention of stroke and dementia has started in Oxford.

Digital festival engages public with brain research

Digital festival engages public with brain research

Integrative Neuroimaging Public engagement

For Brain Awareness Week 2018, our Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging got together with Oxford Sparks to present an immersive experience of some of Oxford's brain research.

New Chair in Emerging Technologies

New Chair in Emerging Technologies

Research

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced long-term support to ten engineering global visionaries to develop areas of emerging technology.

From Neuroscience to Politics and Back Again

From Neuroscience to Politics and Back Again

Integrative Neuroimaging

Gwenaëlle Douaud experiences the Royal Society’s Pairing Scheme

Thomas Willis Day 2018

Thomas Willis Day 2018

Event

On 14 March we celebrated the work of our Department over the previous year, marking our successes in research, teaching and public engagement.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

Event

On Thursday 8 March 2018, some of our Department's senior women attended a dinner to mark International Women's Day.

Sleep scientists collaborate with nightshift workers on art project

Sleep scientists collaborate with nightshift workers on art project

Ophthalmology SCNi

Researchers at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) have been working with visual artist Martin Kohout to reveal the stories of the night-shift workers who keep London running.

Spot the difference

Spot the difference

Clinical Neurology Publication Research

Remember trying to spot the subtle differences between pictures as a child? It kept us quiet for hours! Neuroscientists including Chrystalina Antoniades have been working with staff at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum on some interesting ‘spot the difference’ experiments, to try and find out more about how we perceive things.

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