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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.