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Vaccine developed to treat osteoarthritic pain

Vaccine developed to treat osteoarthritic pain

Posted 20/03/2019
A collaborative effort between the Jenner Institute and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology with colleagues atthe University of Bern and the Latvian Biomedical Research & Study Centre, have developed and tested a vaccine that could be used to treat chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis, by blocking the cause of the pain. This research brought together Professor Bachmann’s group developing therapeutic vaccines for non-communicable diseases, with Professor Vincent’s group at the Versus Arthritis Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis.
The battle within- new animation on the immune system

The battle within- new animation on the immune system

Posted 07/03/2019

How does our body detect and destroy foreign invaders? Why does the body attack itself in diseases such as diabetes? And what is cancer immunotherapy? This and other questions are answered in a new animation released today by the Davis and Cornall groups, the two labs worked together with Oxford Sparks aimed at school students to introduce the main players of the immune system and some of the latest research in fighting diseases such as cancer.

Tracking resistance results presented at Westminster

Tracking resistance results presented at Westminster

Posted 27/03/2019

The APPG on Malaria & NTDs gathered on Tuesday, March 19th in Westminster at the Houses of Parliament. Jeremy Lefroy MP welcomed Rob van der Pluijm on behalf of the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), the Tracking Resistance to Artemesinin Collaboration II and the Developing Triple Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (DeTACT) Project.

ISARIC awarded £4.5 million to tackle the global threat of epidemic infectious diseases

ISARIC awarded £4.5 million to tackle the global threat of epidemic infectious diseases

Posted 08/02/2019

The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) has been awarded £4.5 million to accelerate clinical research to prevent illness and deaths from epidemic infectious diseases. ISARIC is a world-wide, grass-roots consortium of clinical research networks, working together on epidemic infections such as pandemic influenza, Ebola, Lassa fever, and plague.

NDM's Translational Gastroenterology Unit awarded a CRUK Primer grant of £100,000

NDM's Translational Gastroenterology Unit awarded a CRUK Primer grant of £100,000

Posted 06/02/2019

A new Cancer Research grant will help them develop early detection methods for one of the leading causes of cancer death in the UK.  Deborah Goberdhan and Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman from the Translational Gastroenterology Unit of the Experimental Medicine Division, John Radcliffe Hospital, have been awarded a Cancer Research UK Primer grant of £100,000 to study ‘Serum extracellular vesicle signatures as biomarkers for non-invasive early detection of oesophageal adencarcinoma

Big Data Institute announces two new research alliances

Big Data Institute announces two new research alliances

Posted 18/01/2019
The Big Data Institute (BDI) have recently announced new research alliances with Novartis and Sensyne Health; a five year collaboration with Novatis to establish a world-leading research alliance that will improve drug development by making it more efficient and more targeted.  And a 3 year alliance with Sensyne Health to advance the analysis and interpretation of NHS datasets
Watch Prof Peter Donnelly speak at Royal Society AI event

Watch Prof Peter Donnelly speak at Royal Society AI event

Posted 18/01/2019

Centre PI, Prof Peter Donnelly, was part of the Royal Society "You and AI" panel discussion. You can watch the entire event, chaired by Brian Cox, online.

Congratulations to Jeremy Farrar, knighted in the New Year's Honours 2019

Congratulations to Jeremy Farrar, knighted in the New Year's Honours 2019

Posted 08/01/2019

Director of Wellcome since 2013, Jeremy Farrar was previously Director of our OUCRU Vietnam programme for 18 years. He has published almost 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and mentored many dozens of students and fellows. These honours recognise the outstanding commitment and contribution Jeremy has made to science and medicine, and to improving health for individuals and communities globally.

Professor Sir David Weatherall: 1933-2018

Professor Sir David Weatherall: 1933-2018

Posted 10/12/2018

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Sir David Weatherall this weekend. Sir David Weatherall, fondly called ‘Prof’ by those who knew him, was a general physician, a haematologist and clinician scientist whose research focused on the genetics of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin, such as thalassaemia and sickle cell disease.  As Nuffield Professor of Medicine, David inspired several generations of clinicians and scientists to investigate the molecular basis of human diseases and apply this knowledge to improve human health.

New vaccines centre to protect UK from pandemic threats

New vaccines centre to protect UK from pandemic threats

Posted 04/12/2018

The UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC), announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP, represents a major commercial opportunity and also a new front line in the nation’s defence against global pandemic threats. Led by the Jenner Institute, the new centre has been awarded funding by UK Research and Innovation of £66 million through the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Medicines Manufacturing challenge. 

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