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.
9 November 2018
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.
16 July 2018
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.
19 June 2018
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.
28 March 2018
Researchers are working with schools around the county to find 24,000 volunteers aged 16 to 18 years to take part in the Be on the TEAM (Teenagers Against Meningitis) trial, led by the Oxford Vaccine Group at the Oxford University's Paediatrics Department with funding and support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).