The latest news, research updates and announcements from the Nuffield Department of Medicine.
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30 November 2023
A group of researchers led by Dr Roman Fischer at NDM’s Target Discovery Institute and Centre for Medicines Discovery (CMD) has developed a method to study proteins in human tumours by creating detailed maps that show how much of each protein is present in different parts of the tissue.
24 November 2023
A recent study led by NDM’s Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) researchers highlighted the factors associated with the number of visits to one tertiary public hospital (HTD) that serves as the referral clinic for two-thirds of Vietnam for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment.
23 November 2023
Dr Azim Ansari, Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Group Leader at NDM’s Experimental Medicine Division, is among the three outstanding hepatitis researchers who have been announced as winners of the Medical Research Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Prize.
22 November 2023
A team of researchers including Dr Shobhana Nagraj from NDM Centre for Global Health Research, has received an INTERPROFESSIONAL.GLOBAL award for outstanding interprofessional teamwork and collaboration.
21 November 2023
To mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, researchers supported by the Oxford Martin Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance Testing have reported advances towards a novel and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility test that can return results within as little as 30 minutes.
16 November 2023
The Pandemic Sciences Institute has joined forces with the Science for Africa Foundation and the Mastercard Foundation to launch a call for applications to establish innovative networks of research excellence in epidemic and pandemic sciences across Africa.
15 November 2023
A recent study led by researchers at NDM uncovered details of the process by which germinal centres help to improve the immune response over time.
14 November 2023
A study by NDM’s CAMS Oxford Institute and MRC Translational Immune Discovery Unit gives insights into how immune cells interact in the lungs of severe COVID-19 patients.
13 November 2023
Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at NDM’s Big Data Institute and Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, has been named one of this year’s 50 Leading Lights for Kindness & Leadership in the UK. This campaign highlights the leaders who are impacting others through kindness.
10 November 2023
The first-ever crowd-sourced small molecule discovery effort has been published in Science, describing the open-science discovery of a strong antiviral for SARS-CoV-2, paving the way for potential antivirals for all coronaviruses.
9 November 2023
The AIDS Clinical Trials Group is starting a study to test a new HIV treatment. The study will enrol participants who initiated HIV treatment shortly after getting infected with HIV.
8 November 2023
The University of Oxford has announced a partnership with Danaher Corporation to develop a new test to enable precision medicine care for sepsis, a pathological immune response to infection that accounts for one in five deaths globally each year.
7 November 2023
The Global Health Network and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a framework for collaboration that can maximise the impact of shared antimicrobial resistance education, policy and advocacy efforts.
6 November 2023
Scientific advisors to the International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat (IPPS) visited the University of Oxford’s vaccine laboratories as part of a two-day meeting of the global coalition.
3 November 2023
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the University of Oxford announced the launch of a new project to initiate early development of prototype vaccines against the Junín virus. This is the first project to be initiated under CEPI and the University of Oxford’s strategic partnership to accelerate global pandemic preparedness efforts.
2 November 2023
The AELIX-002 study group research was awarded the European Hector Research Award in HIV for research on the therapeutic vaccine against HIV. The researchers include Prof Tomáš Hanke, Professor of Vaccine Immunology at the Jenner Institute at NDM.
1 November 2023
NDM’s Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Viet Nam will be a part of a new initiative aimed at developing a strategic roadmap for Ho Chi Minh City to become a regional Health Innovation Hub. The project, supported by a £75,000 grant from the UK Government, is a strategic move to transform Ho Chi Minh City into ASEAN's leading health innovation centre.
30 October 2023
The Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) trial, which discovered four effective treatments for COVID-19, has now expanded to investigate treatments for influenza (flu). The RECOVERY trial is a collaboration between the Nuffield Department of Medicine and the Nuffield Department of Population Health.
26 October 2023
The Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa project (BOHEMIA) begins its mass drug administration (MDA) activities in Kenya’s Kwale County. BOHEMIA is a consortium of multiple international organisations including the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at NDM.