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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.

Charlotte Stagg wins Sieratzki UK-Israel Prize

Charlotte Stagg wins Sieratzki UK-Israel Prize

Award Integrative Neuroimaging

This is one of four prestigious prizes for advances in neuroscience supported by the British Neuroscience Associations (BNA) and the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN).

Seeing Pain: Irene Tracey on BBC Radio

Seeing Pain: Irene Tracey on BBC Radio

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Our Head of Department Professor Irene Tracey presents a four-part series about pain on the BBC World Service

Team write neuroimaging primers

Team write neuroimaging primers

Integrative Neuroimaging

A team of Oxford scientists have written the first three books in a new series of Oxford Neuroimaging Primers, published by Oxford University Press and edited by Mark Jenkinson and Michael Chappell.

Tim Behrens Finalist in Blavatnik Awards

Tim Behrens Finalist in Blavatnik Awards

Award Integrative Neuroimaging

Tim Behrens is among the laureates and finalists of the 2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, announced today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Picture this!

Picture this!

Award Integrative Neuroimaging

NDCN DPhil student Malte Kaller wins University Innovation Photography Competition

Encephalitis Research Engagement Day

Encephalitis Research Engagement Day

Clinical Neurology Public engagement

On 14 November, NDCN's Autoimmune Neurology Group held an event for patients and public, to discuss the research on autoimmune encephalitis at the University of Oxford.

Can you train yourself to develop ‘super senses’?

Can you train yourself to develop ‘super senses’?

Integrative Neuroimaging

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear what people whispered behind your back? Or to read the bus timetable from across the street?

Launch of Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging

Launch of Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging

Integrative Neuroimaging

The new centre is a multi-disciplinary neuroimaging research facility which encompasses the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB), Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA, Department of Psychiatry) and imaging facilities within the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Professor Irene Tracey to be next Warden of Merton College

Professor Irene Tracey to be next Warden of Merton College

Integrative Neuroimaging

Professor Irene Tracey FMedSci is to be the next Warden of Merton College, Oxford.

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.

Curiosity Carnival came to town

Curiosity Carnival came to town

Public engagement

On Friday 29 September Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival joined hundreds of other European cities in celebrating European Researchers’ Night. Our researchers took part in a city-wide programme of activities that attracted over 9,000 people.

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Ophthalmology Research

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

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

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

NDCN Carers’ Career Fund Launch

NDCN Carers’ Career Fund Launch

Staff development

On Thursday 21 September 2017, Head of Department Professor Irene Tracey announced the launch of an innovative pilot scheme aimed at helping those with caring responsibilities to undertake training and attend conferences.

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.

James Parkinson 200th anniversary events

James Parkinson 200th anniversary events

Clinical Neurology Event

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first codified description of the condition that we now know as Parkinson's disease.

From agony to analgesia: two-part radio programme

From agony to analgesia: two-part radio programme

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Public engagement Research

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

I'm a researcher - get me out of here!

I'm a researcher - get me out of here!

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging

Brave Sarah Finnegan is letting school students ask her anything as part of 'I'm a Researcher' for Curiosity Carnival.

Poetry meets neuroscience

Poetry meets neuroscience

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Public engagement

On Tuesday 18 July a special event took place in the upstairs room of a pub in Oxford.

Foundation Year Quality Improvement Project Symposium

Foundation Year Quality Improvement Project Symposium

Anaesthetics

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Foundation Year Quality Improvement Symposium is organised by Oxford Simulation, Teaching and Research (OxSTaR), which is based in our Department.

Public Engagement with Research Awards

Public Engagement with Research Awards

Award

Members of NDCN are involved in an award-winning project at this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards.

Staff success at OxTALENT Awards

Staff success at OxTALENT Awards

Award

Members of NDCN were successful in two categories of these awards, which celebrate the digital at the University of Oxford

NDCN at the Cheltenham Science Festival

NDCN at the Cheltenham Science Festival

Public engagement

The Cheltenham Science Festival was first held in 2002, and has quickly grown to become one of the most significant of its kind in the UK. The 2017 festival ran from 6-11 June and featured three of our scientists.

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.

British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience

British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience

Event

Our Department was well represented at this leading UK neuroscience meeting in April 2017

New consortium to investigate Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

New consortium to investigate Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Clinical Neurology Research

New research project could enable novel therapeutic approaches in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

New trial for blindness rewrites the genetic code

New trial for blindness rewrites the genetic code

Ophthalmology

Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people.

Cannabinoid biomedicine research programme launched

Cannabinoid biomedicine research programme launched

Clinical Neurology Research

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

Integrative Neuroimaging Research

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.

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