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Drug resistance threatens Asia's health and economy

Drug resistance threatens Asia's health and economy

Posted 18/05/2016

New and unexpected health threats have emerged in Asia that could weigh on the world's fastest growing and most dynamic region. Diseases associated with obesity and smoking are rising, and will cause tens of millions of deaths from heart and lung disease and cancer in coming decades.

Pint of Science - Real Scientists in pubs near you - 23-25 May 2016

Pint of Science - Real Scientists in pubs near you - 23-25 May 2016

Posted 12/05/2016

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out - no prior knowledge of the subject is required.

Pint of Science 2016

Researchers highlight the need for equitable and useful data sharing

Researchers highlight the need for equitable and useful data sharing

Posted 12/05/2016

Data sharing is increasingly required by academic journals and funders of research, and the benefits of sharing participant level clinical research data for secondary or meta-analysis are widely championed among the research community. However, there is a need to ensure that data sharing is truly useful and that those with limited research capacity are not inadvertently disadvantaged.

Drug resistance triggers war to wipe out malaria in the Mekong region

Drug resistance triggers war to wipe out malaria in the Mekong region

Posted 04/05/2016
PAILIN, CAMBODIA—No one knows exactly why resistance to malaria drugs always emerges first in this remote western province of Cambodia, nestled in the Cardamom Mountains. “The reasons are as much social as biological,” says malariologist Tom Peto, who is here in this dusty, unremarkable-looking town battling the latest threat to global malaria control: multiple drug–resistant (MDR) malaria.
New project explores women’s experiences of science

New project explores women’s experiences of science

Posted 25/04/2016

What is the key to success for women who work in science? A new website, launched this week, delves into the experiences of successful women in science at the University of Oxford, through a collection of video narratives.

Find out more: www.womeninscience.ox.ac.uk – An inspirational journey of women’s experiences in science

Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug publishes results

Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug publishes results

Posted 20/04/2016

Results of the Wellcome Trust funded trial of the experimental anti-Ebola drug TKM-130803 have been published today in PLOS Medicine.

More information is available at: https://ergo.tghn.org/

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory can be found at: http://www.iddo.org/

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

Posted 13/04/2016

Combatting Malaria Through Collaboration

On Monday, 25 April a group of leading researchers will mark World Malaria Day and the global drive to ‘End Malaria for Good’. Please join us in Oxford to mark the occasion.

World Malaria Day Oxford Event 2016 poster

This event is open to all. Please share the details of this event with your colleagues and contacts. Register your attendance here: http://bit.ly/WMD-Oxford-2016 

If you can’t attend, we are recording the event and will share this video on our website http://www.tropicalmedicine.ox.ac.uk/ shortly after April 25.

Zika Virus research in Kilifi

Zika Virus research in Kilifi

Posted 07/04/2016

Despite its discovery in Uganda in 1947 little is known about Zika virus (ZIKV) and its importance as a cause of illness in East Africa. Now, researchers at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme in Kilifi, Kenya and collaborators at other research centres in the region have embarked on a landmark study to address several of these knowledge gaps.  

Vietnamese honour for two Oxford professors

Vietnamese honour for two Oxford professors

Posted 30/03/2016

The efforts of two Oxford University tropical diseases experts have been recognised by the Vietnamese government. Professors Peter Horby and Heiman Wertheim were awarded the Vietnam Ministry of Health's Medal for the People's Health at a ceremony in Hanoi celebrating 10 years of collaboration between the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases and the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit.

Life-saving Instruction for Emergencies (LIFE) crowdfunding campaign

Posted 23/03/2016

470,000 babies die each year in Africa on the day they are born. This figure increases to 1 million deaths within the first 28 days. The LIFE project by Mike English and his team directly addresses this avoidable tragedy by using low-cost smartphones to give as many healthcare workers as possible the knowledge they need to provide life-saving treatment to mothers and newborns.  Help us raise £100,000 to build the LIFE-changing game.