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Alice in Typhoidland: Join Lewis Carroll’s Alice on a journey through the story of typhoid, from Victorian sewer systems to cutting-edge scientific research

A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials

Harrington Rare Diseases Scholar Award

FUNDING ALERT: The Harrington Discovery Institute are welcoming proposals to advance innovative research in the rare disease space. Deadline: Monday 2 March

IDRM ground-breaking – work gets underway!

Work will shortly be underway on the new IMS-Tetsuya Nakamura Building, home to the new Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine at Old Road Campus. The formal ground-breaking ceremony, which took place towards the end of last year, was organised by the Department of Paediatrics in collaboration with the Medical Sciences Development team.

Typhoid vaccine over 81% effective in tackling disease in Nepal

A large field study of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepal has shown a single dose to be safe and effective in reducing typhoid in children aged 9 months to <16 years in an endemic setting.

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Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - Public Open Evening

Tuesday, 04 February 2020, 5.30pm to 7pm

Find out about support offered to people affected by Crohn's and Colitis and the latest research to help find better treatments

Introduction to Immunisations

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 to Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9am - 4pm

A free 2-day Training Event for general practice nurses and health professionals new to immunisation practice who administer / promote / advise about vaccines in the Thames Valley.

How does herd immunity work?

‘Herd immunity’ or 'herd protection' gives protection to vulnerable people such as newborn babies, elderly people and those who are too sick to be vaccinated.

#StartedinOxford

The Paediatric Neuroimaging group are measuring brain activity when babies experience pain #StartedinOxford.

How do babies feel pain?

How do vaccines work?

This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease.

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