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Professor Nick White elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Professor Nick White elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Posted 17/10/2017

Congratulations to Professor Sir Nick White, elected to the National Academy of Medicine (US). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Using Mahidol's B. pseudomallei test to confirm melioidosis in the lab

Using Mahidol's B. pseudomallei test to confirm melioidosis in the lab

Posted 16/10/2017

Work at the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) and Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) has highlighted the importance of melioidosis, infection by the soil-dwelling bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, as a cause of severe illness in Cambodian children (P Turner et al and Pagnarith et al).

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

Posted 13/10/2017

A new Oxford University collaboration between the BDI and the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health will support understanding and action around one of the world’s biggest health threats, drug-resistant infections.

115 years of malaria in Africa

115 years of malaria in Africa

Posted 11/10/2017

Despite unprecedented decline since 2000, progress has stalled. A paper published in Nature today describes 115 years of malaria data collected in Africa by Professor Bob Snow. This article gives the most detailed picture yet of where efforts to control malaria infection are being won and lost across the continent.

Oxford and the mosquito

Oxford and the mosquito

Posted 10/10/2017

The world’s number-one treatment for malaria is on the brink of failure because of a new strain of drug-resistant parasites — unless health policymakers take action. Professor Sir Nicholas White says that the mosquito-borne parasite responsible for severe malaria is now showing resistance to the prime treatment, Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT), across South-East Asia. If this resistance jumps to Africa, he warns, the tragedy will be on a massive scale.

New typhoid vaccine offers hope of protection for children

New typhoid vaccine offers hope of protection for children

Posted 04/10/2017

A new typhoid vaccine for both adults and children has been proven by Oxford researchers to be safe and effective in preventing the disease. Professor Brian Angus participated in this study.

Curiosity Carnival rolls into town

Curiosity Carnival rolls into town

Posted 04/10/2017

Thousands of people turned out for Oxford’s largest ever public engagement event on Friday (29 September). Throughout the day and into the evening, visitors met hundreds of University researchers in Oxford’s streets, gardens, museums and libraries, and asked them questions about what research is and how it impacts all our lives. Part of European Researcher’s Night, it was one of hundreds of events taking place across Europe.

Myanmar B. pseudomallei study kicks off

Myanmar B. pseudomallei study kicks off

Posted 03/10/2017

Yangon, 3 Oct 2017 - MOCRU and its partner Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) have begun a study to identify areas in Myanmar where Burkholderia pseudomallei is present in the soil and where people are at risk of melioidosis, a difficult to diagnose deadly bacterial disease. Funded by MAM, the study will run for 6-12 months and contribute to the global ...

EOCRU: new laboratory opens in Jakarta

EOCRU: new laboratory opens in Jakarta

Posted 27/09/2017

The Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Medicine (FMUI) and the University of Oxford's Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU, embedded with the Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology, EIMB, and part of the Vietnam/Asia Wellcome Trust research programme) have completed a facility dedicated to the support of the many collaborative clinical ...

Congratulations to new Tropical Medicine Professors

Congratulations to new Tropical Medicine Professors

Posted 26/09/2017

The Medical Sciences Divisional Panel has conferred the title of Professor to two members of CTMGH's academic staff. Jeremy Day, Professor of Infectious Diseases heads the CNS and HIV Infections Research Group at OUCRU; Eduard Sanders, Professor of global health practice leads the HIV care and research programme at KWTRP.