Research

Research

Research in NDM

The department supports investigator-led research through a series of well-founded laboratories. This research covers every aspect of biological science related to medicine: from the bench to the bedside, from blue sky to full clinical trials, from technology development to spin-out. It covers many fields and many clinical disciplines.

Researchers

The department supports this research in an environment designed to foster the long-term career development of fellows and research staff.

All of the above is made possible through the generosity and long-term support of our sponsors and funders.

Research Highlights

The natural history and transmission potential of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection

The natural history and transmission potential of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection

Posted 09/06/2020

Dr Le Van Tan and colleagues from OUCRU, Vietnam, demonstrate that 43% of quarantined people who were RT-PCR positive for SARS-CoV-2 were asymptomatic, but potentially contagious. The results emphasize the importance of contact tracing, airport quarantine and RT-PCR screening for SARS-CoV-2 among isolated people in controlling the ongoing pandemic.

Ethics of instantaneous contact tracing using mobile phone apps in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic

Ethics of instantaneous contact tracing using mobile phone apps in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted 28/05/2020

The team's latest paper published in The Journal of Medical Ethics, summarises how the successful and appropriate use of the app as an intervention relies on the ability to command well-founded public trust and confidence. This applies to the use of the app itself and of the data.  "There are well-founded public concerns on the implications of digital tracing and these have been included in our consideration and conceptualisation of the app's configuration since inception," explains Professor Christophe Fraser, co-lead on the mobile contact tracing app team.

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