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First steps towards treating myotonic dystrophy type 1

First steps towards treating myotonic dystrophy type 1


Collaborative research between teams from the Department of Paediatrics and the Institut de Myologie shows how antisense oligonucleotides can penetrate muscles to treat myotonic dystrophy type 1, a rare muscle disease.

Fellowship success for paediatrics researcher

Fellowship success for Paediatrics researcher

Many congratulations to Prof Andi Roy who was awarded a fellowship to further develop her independent research.

Solving the riddle of the typhoid toxin

Solving the riddle of the typhoid toxin


Salmonella Typhi bacteria can invade the intestines and blood and lead to a disease called typhoid fever – a disease that affects around 11 million people each year globally.

The global value of vaccination

The global value of vaccination

We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Value of Vaccines campaign. The campaign features exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the critical importance of full immunisation throughout life.

Should vaccines be made compulsory

Should vaccines be made compulsory?


Dr Samantha Vanderslott (Oxford Vaccine Group), Dr Eleanor Draeger (sexual health expert and medical writer), and Professor Beate Kampmann (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) debate compulsory vaccination. Presented by Philippa Thomas on BBC World service.

The key to better childhood vaccines might be in our dna

The key to better childhood vaccines might be in our DNA

Publication Research Vaccinology

PBS features Daniel O'Connor's research on how children's genetic profiles affect their immunity.

Professor irene roberts recognised for mentorship role

Professor Irene Roberts recognised for mentorship role

Awards & Appointments Haematology

Many congratulations to Prof Irene Roberts, recipient of the European Hematology Association (EHA) Education & Mentoring Award 2019.

Paediatrics celebrates international clinical trials day

Paediatrics celebrates International Clinical Trials Day

Sign up to take part in our clinical trials, talk to the research staff, or simply enjoy a Microbe Mugshot Match or a Game of Crohn's (Disease).

How was typhoid eliminated in the past

How was typhoid eliminated in the past?

Drs Samantha Vanderslott and Claas Kirchhelle introduce their typhoid history research and 'Alice in Typhoidland' public engagement project. This work delves into the history of typhoid in Oxford and highlights why typhoid is still a major global health problem needing both water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions alongside vaccines.

Ivf and risk of childhood cancers expert comment

IVF and risk of childhood cancers - expert comment

Professor Anindita Roy provides expert comment on research published in JAMA Pediatrics, which found a small association of IVF with overall cancers of early childhood.

A prize winning poster on personalised medicine

A prize-winning poster on personalised medicine

Awards & Appointments

Dr Dominik Aschenbrenner from the Mucosal Immunology Group was awarded the first prize at the Falk Foundation Symposium for his poster titled “IBD: From Pathophysiology to Personalized Medicine”.

World leading neurologist appointed to professorship at mduk oxford neuromuscular centre

World-leading neurologist appointed to Professorship at MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre

Acclaimed clinical researcher, Professor Laurent Servais, has been appointed Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases at the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre. The centre is a partnership between Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) and the University of Oxford with the aim of driving research into potential treatments from the lab into the clinic.

Will blockchain make the healthcare system more efficient 1

Will Blockchain make the healthcare system more efficient?

An undergraduate working with the Healthcare Translation Research Group published an article suggesting that Blockchain could be used to manage electronic health records in a secure, decentralised way.

Oxford harrington rare disease centre to research rare diseases therapies

Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre to research rare diseases therapies

Research University

The University of Oxford and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals have announced a new affiliation to advance therapies for rare diseases. The joint program combines capabilities to improve treatment options globally for patients with rare diseases.

A new frontier in the fight against rare diseases

A new frontier in the fight against rare diseases


In a Medium interview, Professor Matthew Wood, a professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Paediatrics, talks about his work and the advances that a new Rare Diseases Centre could herald for the future of rare disease and genetics.

Blueprint magazine features paediatric research

Blueprint Magazine features paediatric research

Children's Health Clinical Trials Neuroimaging Publication

In the latest issue of the Blueprint, Shaunna Latchman meets Professor of Paediatric Neuroimaging, Rebeccah Slater to discuss the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and find out why a gentle touch really does goes a long way.

The power of touch

The power of touch

Neuroimaging Publication Research

Work published in Current Biology shows that lightly brushing in an infant can reduce pain-related brain activity evoked by a clinically necessary medical procedure.

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies?

Clinical Trials Neuroimaging Research

The Lancet has published the results of the Procedural Pain in Premature Infants (Poppi) study, ran by the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and co-ordinated by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (Clinical Trials Unit).

Prestigious fellowship awarded to paediatrics scholar

Prestigious fellowship awarded to Paediatrics scholar

Awards & Appointments Neuroimaging Research

Dr Caroline Hartley, a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group, has been awarded the highly competitive Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.

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