Viral hepatitis is on the rise. Tackling hepatitis B in Africa is key to fighting back. “HIV has been an acute pandemic with resources thrown at it. That’s a completely different picture than hep B, which has travelled with humankind for tens of thousands of years — and by dint of that invisible carriage, has never had that injection of political advocacy, funding, energy and education that’s gone into HIV,” says Philippa Matthews, an immunologist at the University of Oxford, UK, who studies viral infections such as HBV.
Following a successful clinical trial, Dr Alissa Walsh, the main researcher, who works with Professor Simon Travis, has spoken about the online tool that allows people with a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to manage their own condition and reduce hospital visits. This is now being rolled out to more patients in Oxford who suffer from ulcerative colitis.
An analysis of antibiotic use at the John Radcliffe hospital has shown that some Doctors use up to 30% less antibiotics without risk to patients. However they may admit more patients when the diagnosis is unclear - a ‘hold and observe’ strategy as opposed to ‘prescribe antibiotics and discharge’.
Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that is on the increase. 5.4 million people receive asthma medications in the UK each year. That is 1:12 adults and 1:11 children. Asthma is treatable and it is frustrating that despite the amount of treatment prescribed, one patient with asthma has an attack every ten seconds, and approximately 17% of asthma patients find it a disease difficult to ...
The NDM Graduate Prize winners for 2016 are Emma Davenport, Symon Kariuki, Sarah McCuaig, Manuel Rivas and Joshua Tan. The winners were awarded a £500 prize. This year’s winners have worked across many research areas including malaria vaccine work, behavioural studies and software development.
Ada Lovelace Day is an annual international event to celebrate the achievements of women in Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths.
NDM is proud to have many successful female scientists in a variety of roles across the Department. To mark this occasion NDM spoke to some of our successful female scientists about their careers and inspiration to become a scientist.
Oxford becomes the first British university ever to occupy top position in the global table, which judges the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries. Oxford’s top ranking reflects its all-round strength in contemporary research and teaching. Renowned as the oldest University in the English speaking world, modern Oxford is at the forefront of the full range of academic disciplines, including medical sciences, science and engineering, humanities and social sciences.
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