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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 within the Oxford Medical School.


Wellcome Trust Image Awards

Wellcome Trust Image Awards

Posted 18/07/2016

Submit your images by 11 September 2016 for a chance to win. The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world. Images are judged on quality, technique, visual impact, and their ability to communicate and engage. Enter for your chance to win prize money: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,500 for the Julie Dorrington Award winner, and £500 for each of the other winning images.

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LIFE, a scenario-based mobile gaming platform that will teach healthcare workers to identify and manage medical emergencies, is one of 50 shortlisted finalists for the 'People's Choice Award' at the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge.   The game has been developed by by Professor Mike English and his team at the University of Oxford in collaboration with a team of Kenyan doctors.

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Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis

Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis

Posted 21/07/2016
An international collaboration between the University of Oxford and other European institutions has uncovered a correlation between a rare mutation in bowel cancers and a better prognosis, raising the possibility that patients with such tumours may not require chemotherapy after surgery. Dr David Church was joint senior author of the study. 
Simon Myers awarded the 2017 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

Simon Myers awarded the 2017 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

Posted 19/07/2016

The Francis Crick Medal and Lecture is awarded to Professor Simon Myers for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history. The Francis Crick Medal and Lecture is given annually in any field in the biological sciences. Preference is given to genetics, molecular biology and neurobiology, the general areas in which Francis Crick worked, and to fundamental theoretical work, which was the hallmark of Crick’s science. 

New tests for asthma

New tests for asthma

Posted 14/07/2016
Professor Ian Pavord spoke to Inside Health about the new FENO breath test for nitric oxide to test inflammation - soon to be available for use in general practice. The interview starts at 8.20. 

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Podcast: Meet the Researchers



Professor Derrick Crook developed a research programme in translating whole genome sequencing of pathogens and linkage of patient data contained in hospital databases. By linking whole genomic typing of pathogens with this patient data, his research is leading to more rapid and effective diagnosis, management and tracking of common infections such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Clostridium difficile, Tuberculosis and Norovirus.

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