23 August 2021
Research led by Carlo Rinaldi and Catheryn Lim discovered that a naturally-occurring isoform of an androgen receptor can be used in therapy for spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, and shows potential for other diseases.
University of Oxford researchers among recipients of Ireland and UK joint research awards for digital humanities in €6.5m boost for interdisciplinary research partnerships
9 August 2021
Dr Samantha Vanderslott (Oxford Vaccine Group) and Dr Claas Kirchhelle (University College Dublin) have had their three-year project ‘Typhoid, Cockles, and Terrorism’ about the history of typhoid in Dublin successfully funded.
Coronavirus vaccination linked to substantial reduction in hospitalisation, real-world data suggests
24 February 2021
The first study to describe the effects in real-world communities of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine has been reported in a pre-print publication today, showing a clear reduction in the risk of hospitalisation from COVID-19 amongst those who have received the vaccine.
5 February 2021
A preprint of ongoing work to assess effectiveness of Oxford’s ChAdOx1 coronavirus vaccine shows that the existing vaccine has similar efficacy against the B.1.1.7 ‘Kent’ coronavirus strain currently circulating in the UK to previously circulating variants.
22 October 2020
The launch of Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission - the first ever to address paediatric pain - aims to raise the profile of children’s pain from early years to early adulthood.
24 April 2020
University of Oxford researchers have begun testing a COVID-19 vaccine in human volunteers in Oxford today. Around 1,110 people will take part in the trial, half receiving the vaccine and the other half (the control group) receiving a widely available meningitis vaccine.
Funding for new COVID-19 studies awarded to OVG's project on infectious disease immunity in children
17 April 2020
Five projects from across Oxford University's Medical Sciences Division, including a project led by Professor Matthew Snape from the Oxford Vaccine Group, are among twenty-one new studies into the novel coronavirus which have been funded by the UK government.
27 March 2020
University of Oxford researchers working in an unprecedented vaccine development effort to prevent COVID-19 have started screening healthy volunteers (aged 18-55) today for their upcoming ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine trial in the Thames Valley Region. The vaccine based on an adenovirus vaccine vector and the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is already in production but won’t be ready for some weeks still.
5 December 2019
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.
11 September 2019
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.
24 June 2019
PBS features Daniel O'Connor's research on how children's genetic profiles affect their immunity.
28 February 2019
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.
28 February 2019
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.
7 December 2018
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).
28 November 2018
Dr Caroline Hartley, a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group, has been awarded the highly competitive Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.