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Pharmacometric model enables revised dose regimen so all malaria patients can safely be treated with DP

Pharmacometric model enables revised dose regimen so all malaria patients can safely be treated with DP

Posted 18/01/2017

Bangkok, 16 Jan 2017 – In the largest study of its kind, a team of researchers led by MORU and WWARN in Bangkok developed a pharmacokinetic model that enabled a revised dose regimen to safely treat all malaria patients including young children with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP), a widely used antimalarial and a first-line treatment against malaria recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Professor Nick White recognised in the New Year's Honours list

Professor Nick White recognised in the New Year's Honours list

Posted 03/01/2017
Professor Nicholas White, OBE, Professor of Tropical Medicine at Oxford and Mahidol University, Thailand, Fellow of St John's College, and Chairman of the Wellcome Trust's South East Asian Research Units, is appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to tropical medicine and global health. Professor White's research interests at present include the pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria, the prevention of antimalarial drug resistance using artemisinin-based combinations, and the biology of relapse in vivax malaria.
ZIKAlliance Kick-off Meeting in Brazil

ZIKAlliance Kick-off Meeting in Brazil

Posted 15/12/2016

Hosted by University Sao Paulo Medical School at the Centro de Convenções Rebouças ZIKAlliance, the multinational and multidisciplinary consortium coordinated by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, and created in response to a Horizon 2020 funding call by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Research and ...

Investment is key to tackling the ongoing threat of fake medicines

Investment is key to tackling the ongoing threat of fake medicines

Posted 14/12/2016

Prof Paul Newton, Director of LOMWRU and Head of the Medicine Quality Group at the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory IDDO, explains the history of falsified medicines and highlights what needs to be done to avert a problem that threatens us all.

OUCRU leads first Science Café at Hue Medical University

OUCRU leads first Science Café at Hue Medical University

Posted 13/12/2016
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at HCMC led the first ever Science Café at Hue Medical University on 29th October 2016. The speaker was Dr Pham Ngoc Thanh, and she presented the topic: Communication – Art or Skill?
Super Science Saturday - Event at the Natural History Museum

Super Science Saturday - Event at the Natural History Museum

Posted 02/12/2016

The Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford ERGO showcased their recent research at the Natural History Museum in Oxford last Saturday. Younger and older visitors to the stall were welcomed by real live vectors of the diseases (camels, bats and mosquitoes) then asked if they would like to try one of the personal protective equipment (PPE) suits worn by the group during their recent clinical trial to find a drug to treat Ebola. The groups research on Ebola and Zika virus was also discussed.

Math models used to predict most effective new RSV vaccine

Math models used to predict most effective new RSV vaccine

Posted 01/12/2016

30 November 2016 (Bangkok) – In a first, scientists used computer simulations to identify the vaccines most likely to be effective against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the most common cause of infant severe pneumonia worldwide.

Tackling Disease On a Global Scale

Tackling Disease On a Global Scale

Posted 01/12/2016
Oxford is at the forefront of teaching and research to help combat diseases affecting populations worldwide. Through its world-leading Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health (CTMGH), the University is working to find practical solutions to the problems these diseases cause. The centre conducts its research overseas in Africa and Asia, and across two sites in Oxford. The linked article shares three Oxford profiles.
Fishy Clouds opens!

Fishy Clouds opens!

Posted 24/11/2016

8 Nov 2016 (Bangkok) - This week marks the opening of a series of performances of Fishy Clouds, a MORU collaboration with innovative Bangkok-based B-floor Theatre group.

KWTRP team in HSG meeting in Vancouver

KWTRP team in HSG meeting in Vancouver

Posted 22/11/2016

KWTRP Health Systems team had a strong presence in the Health Systems Global meeting in Vancouver, Canada. This year's theme was “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world" http://healthsystemsresearch.org/hsr2016/  The team made various presentations of work that they have done in both Kilifi and Nairobi, and were involved in a number of sessions including one on the RESYST consortium http://resyst.lshtm.ac.uk/