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Trial investigating potential treatment for fatigue relief in people with long COVID reports results

Researchers from the University of Oxford have reported findings from a Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an investigational treatment against long COVID fatigue. The study (reported in Lancet eClinical Medicine) found participants given the treatment, developed by US pharmaceutical company Axcella Therapeutics, reported feeling less fatigued than those given a placebo.

R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine developed by University of Oxford receives regulatory clearance for use in Ghana

The University of Oxford-developed and Serum Institute of India PvT Ltd (SIIPL)- manufactured and scaled up R21/Matrix-MTM malaria vaccine, leveraging Novavax’s adjuvant technology, has been licensed for use in Ghana by the country’s Food and Drugs Authority.

£12 million investment for Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub

A new Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub aims to make the UK the global centre for discovering and manufacturing next-generation vaccines.

Four Oxford researchers awarded €2.5 million European Research Council Advanced Grants

Four University of Oxford researchers have been awarded European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants of €2.5 million each over five years to explore their most innovative and ambitious ideas. These grants recognise ground-breaking projects led by researchers with a track record of significant research achievements.

New tool uses existing health records to predict people’s risk of developing lung cancer within the next 10 years

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool, called ‘CanPredict’, able to identify the people most at risk of developing lung cancer over the next 10 years, and put them forward for screening tests earlier, saving time, money and, most importantly, lives.

Study reveals new insights on what caused the 1920 baby boom

A new study led by Oxford University’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science has found that the 1918 influenza pandemic had a much longer negative effect on fertility than previously thought. The results, published this week in the journal Population Studies, change our understanding of the social and demographic history of the 1918 pandemic.

Silk from spiders and silkworms found to be a promising material to repair injured nerves

Researchers from the University of Oxford and MedUni Vienna have demonstrated that tubes combining silk from silkworms and spiders are highly effective in repairing severed nerves. The results, published today in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials, could significantly advance therapeutic options to treat nerve injuries.

Online arts and culture for young people’s mental health research programme announced

Young people will help create an ‘online museum’ as a way of improving their mental health, as part of a new and ground-breaking £2.61m research project hosted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, led by researchers from Oxford University and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

‘ONE’ program that provides early years numeracy skills for children to be trialled in 150 schools

A programme integrating early numeracy and executive functions found evidence of more progress for children who took part than children who did not. A large follow up evaluation will now test this integrative programme at scale.

COVID-19 vaccine compensation schemes increased during pandemic

Researchers from the University of Oxford are mapping the development, characteristics and functions of no-fault compensation schemes (NFCSs) that are intended to compensate for injuries due to COVID-19 vaccines.

School closures may reduce COVID-19 transmission, but may also harm children's education and wellbeing

Researchers at the University of Oxford have conducted a systematic overview of reviews to assess the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

300 companies created by the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford has reached the milestone of creating 300 companies based on research and ideas from students, staff and alumni.

Cambridge claim clean sweep in Boat Race 2023

Cambridge’s men wrestled back their Boat Race title from Oxford in a closely fought event, with their women counterparts also prevailing earlier to win a sixth straight race.

What’s your sound barrier? New study finds nearly one in five people in the UK find everyday sounds intolerable

Researchers from King’s College London and University of Oxford have shown that 18.4 per cent of the general UK population report that certain sounds, such as loud chewing, and repetitive sniffing, cause a significant problem in their lives. The condition is known as misophonia.

New research shows how cultural transmission shapes the evolution of music

New research has found that constraints in the way our brains work can shape the way people interact when creating music, influencing its evolution. The results are published today [22 March] in the journal Current Biology.

Beyond Boundaries 2023 art competition opens for entries from local school students

The University of Oxford is inviting schools and children to participate in a competition combining art and science.

Any type of hormonal contraceptive may increase risk of breast cancer

An analysis of data by researchers at Oxford Population Health’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit has shown that use of progestogen-only hormonal contraceptives is associated with a 20-30% higher risk of breast cancer. The results are published in PLOS Medicine.

Study shows viewing self-harm images online and in social media usually causes harm

Clinical researchers from Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust have reviewed the international research evidence regarding the impact of viewing images of self-harm on the internet and in social media. This indicates that viewing such images usually causes harm, though the findings also highlighted the complexity of the issue.

Having the genetics of a night owl protects night shift workers against sleep loss

Some people have a genetic predisposition to being an ‘evening person’ and new research led by University of Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, published in the journal Sleep, finds this protects regular night shift workers against sleep penalties.

Global study shows the experience of Endometriosis is rooted in genetics

Researchers at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with 25 teams across the world, have published the largest study to date of the genetic basis of endometriosis.

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