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.
The Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre Research Day will be held on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 from 9 am to 6 pm at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. This one-day event will include research talks by two external keynote speakers and Oxford researchers on a range of Parkinson’s work including clinical studies, imaging, genetics, proteomics, neuronal cell culture and animal models. Registration for the event is now open.
Researchers have discovered a new virus in patients in Vietnam suffering from severe brain infections. The virus was detected in 28 of 644 patients who had severe brain infections and none of 122 patients who had non-infectious brain disorders. The virus is tentatively called CyCV-VN and is part of a group of viruses known as Circoviridae known to circulate in animals such as birds and pigs. Dr Rogier van Doorn is Head of emerging infections at the Wellcome Trust Vietnam Research Programme and Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam.
Our first series of podcasts is on Translational Medicine, from Bench to Bedside.Malaria kills more than half a million people every year. Following a number of groundbreaking clinical trials, Professor Nick White and his Thailand team successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of artemisinin drug therapy for malaria in adults, children and infants. He also pioneered artemisinin combination therapy, the first-line treatment for malaria worldwide.