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Haldane Lecture:  A hundred years on: 21st Century Insights into Human Oxygen Homeostasis

Haldane Lecture: A hundred years on: 21st Century Insights into Human Oxygen Homeostasis

Posted 18/10/2019

Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe will be giving the Haldane Lecture on Thursday 21 November at 4 pm in the Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, DPAG.  Further details can be found at:   https://new.talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/0a583c95-d492-415d-b395-80c104199b54/ All welcome!  

Oxford Stem Cell Institute Annual Symposium "Stem Cells: From Mechanism to Therapy"

Oxford Stem Cell Institute Annual Symposium "Stem Cells: From Mechanism to Therapy"

Posted 11/07/2019

The Symposium will highlight areas of stem cell research with trajectories towards treatments of diseases including metabolic and genetic skin disorders, neurodegeneration, musculoskeletal disease, heart failure and cancer, taking place 17-18 September 2019 at St John's College, Oxford.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers

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Mathematical modelling for tropical diseases

Mathematical modelling, particularly when combined with economical modelling, allows researchers and policy makers to determine the most effective interventions to fight infectious diseases such as malaria. We can use those models to explore ‘what ifs’ scenarios, at country or province level, saving more lives and limiting costs.  Prof Lisa White,   head of the Mathematical and Economic Modelling (MAEMOD) group based in Bangkok, MORU, explains in this recent podcast.

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Medical Sciences and climate breakdown: time to move beyond evidence

Medical Sciences and climate breakdown: time to move beyond evidence

Posted 10/10/2019

The effects of temperature increases are already being felt, with increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather events such as this year’s record heatwaves, droughts and forest fires. Warming beyond  1.5°C will result in considerably greater impact on human health, food security and water supply, and the biodiversity and ecosystems we co-exist with. These changes will disproportionately affect the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

Oxford Tropical Medicine awarded two RSTMH medals

Oxford Tropical Medicine awarded two RSTMH medals

Posted 19/09/2019

Two researchers from the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health were awarded medals by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the 2019 European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. Professor David Warrell was awarded the Sir Patrick Manson Medal, and Dr Samson Kinyanjui the Chalmers Medal

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 Research Highlight

Activation and In Vivo Evolution of the MAIT Cell Transcriptome in Mice and Humans Reveals Tissue Repair Functionality

Activation and In Vivo Evolution of the MAIT Cell Transcriptome in Mice and Humans Reveals Tissue Repair Functionality

Posted 20/09/2019

Dr Timothy Hinks, from NDM'S Experimental Medicine Division led one of two research groups studying these cells. The research was also supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.  These cells could be harnessed to help heal tissues and treat diseases such as infections of the lung, the bowel or the skin.  Dr Hinks said: MAIT cells are remarkable in several ways. They are very numerous throughout the different tissues of our bodies. They are also ancient in evolutionary terms, being found in animals as distantly related as humans, mice and even opossums and Tasmanian devils. 

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Public Engagement

Medical Grand Rounds

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Thursday 24 October 2019, 1 - 2 pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR
Chair:  Prof Hugh Watkins

Respiratory: "Aspirin-induced asthma: mechanisms and treatment options", Prof Ian Pavord and Dr Simon Couillard De L'Espinay

Acute General Medicine Firm C: Dr Praveen Weeratunga, Dr Giles Bond-Smith and Dr Judy Martin