The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine is part of the Medical Sciences Division. It hosts one of the largest groupings of Biomedical Researchers in the University Sector, and is also responsible for a significant part of the teaching of clinical medical students with the Oxford Medical School.
Staff from the Bodleian Libraries discuss open access at Oxford University in this podcast filmed on 23rd June 2014. Eli Harriss talks about the different routes to make published work open access and the policies required by different funding bodies, Juliet Ralph talks about the help and tools available to comply with open access policies and Sarah Barkla discusses the Oxford Research Archive.
NDM researchers have found that many of the genes that affect how well a child can read at secondary school have an impact on their maths skills too. The findings published in Nature Communications this week show that around half of the genes that influenced the literacy of 12-year-olds also played a role in their mathematical abilities. The findings suggest that hundreds and possibly thousands of subtle DNA changes in genes combine to help shape a child's performance in both reading and mathematics.
A team of scientists from the Translational Gastroenterology Unit ran an exhibit at the Royal Society Summer exhibition between the 1st and 6th July 2014. Their exhibit 'Immune-bacterial interactions' explored the science behind the interactions between gut microbes and our immune system and how changes in their relationship can lead to illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease. “Not all ...
Angela Brueggemann's main focus is using high-throughput genotyping and whole genome sequencing techniques and unique collections of isolates to understand pneumococcal evolution, especially evolutionary changes related to antimicrobial and vaccine selective pressures.
Sarah Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology, The Jenner Institute Programme Manager for Wellcome Trust Strategic Award on Human and Veterinary Vaccine Development.
"One of the good things about being a scientist is that the hours are not fixed, so there is a fair amount of flexibility for working mothers."