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Will Blockchain make the healthcare system more efficient?

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

Research

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.

Bliss to fund the study of pain relief in newborns

Bliss to fund the study of pain relief in newborns

Awards & Appointments Neuroimaging Research

The Paediatric Neuroimaging research team from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford will receive a £145,987 grant from Bliss, over three years, to fund a project which seeks to improve the measurement and treatment of pain in premature babies.

"Did you know...?"

"Did you know...?"

Public Engagement

From the Town Hall, through pubs, up to shopping centres – throughout October, teams from Paediatrics have been showcasing their work all over Oxford as part of the Ideas Festival.

Department of Paediatrics receives Athena SWAN Silver Award

Department of Paediatrics receives Athena SWAN Silver Award

Athena Swan

The Department of Paediatrics has been granted the Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition for its contribution to advancement of equality and excellence in employment.

Halting the spread of salmonella

Halting the spread of salmonella

Research Vaccinology

There are between 11 and 27 million estimated cases of enteric fever worldwide every year, and 75,000–220,000 deaths. Could vaccination stop the spread of these diesases in the environment?

Paediatrics DPhil student awarded the Inez Oliver Prize

Paediatrics DPhil student awarded the Inez Oliver Prize

Awards & Appointments Neuroimaging

Deniz Gursul won the Inez Oliver Prize for an outstanding essay on how brain imaging is used for measuring pain in babies, and how it can assist in developing pain relief measures.

Vaccinations and the fight against poverty

Vaccinations and the fight against poverty

What does it mean to be poor in the UK and around the world? Could we eliminate this kind of inequality or is it an unavoidable part of society? This needs a lot more thought...

Pregnant women invited to take part in pioneering diabetes prevention research

Pregnant women invited to take part in pioneering diabetes prevention research

Clinical Trials Parents & Carers Recruitment Research

Dr Matthew Snape leads a study investigating if giving small amounts of oral insulin to babies can prevent type 1 diabetes, thus allowing mothers to protect their children from injecting insulin.

NHS features the Meningitis B vaccine in its "70 years, 70 discoveries" campaign

NHS features the Meningitis B vaccine in its "70 years, 70 discoveries" campaign

The National Health Service named Oxford Vaccine Group’s Meningitis B vaccination programme one of the 70 most transformative discoveries over the past 70 years.

OxTalent recognition for the Paediatric Neuroimaging team!

OxTalent recognition for the Paediatric Neuroimaging team!

A short video, "How do babies feel pain?", created by Dr Fiona Moultrie, Charlotte Moultrie and Prof. Rebeccah Slater, has received recognition in the 2018 OxTalent award ceremony.

New guidelines to monitor blood cancer in Down syndrome babies

New guidelines to monitor blood cancer in Down syndrome babies

Haematology Research

The recommendations result from research by Prof Irene Roberts (Department of Paediatrics) and Prof Paresh Vyas (Radcliffe Department of Medicine), published in the British Journal of Haematology.

Cheltenham Science Festival: Let’s talk about infant pain!

Cheltenham Science Festival: Let’s talk about infant pain!

Neuroimaging Public Engagement

A team from the Paediatric Neuroimaging group present their research on pain in babies at this year's Cheltenham Science Festival.

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