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Hats on at latest BKKSci Café

Hats on at latest BKKSci Café

Posted 07/09/2017

On 30 Aug, Prof. Lisa White, Head of Mathematical/Economic Modelling (MAEMOD) at MORU, led an engaging interactive Bangkok Scientifique session on the uses of mathematical modelling in infectious diseases at Café Tartine in Bangkok.   Lisa kicked things off by asking attendees to assume that an unknown infection was spreading at the café. ...

Crossing Boundaries 3: Conference on Global Health Systems

Crossing Boundaries 3: Conference on Global Health Systems

Posted 06/09/2017

Registration is now open for Crossing Boundaries 3, a conference to showcase Oxford's multidisciplinary research informing health system strengthening in low and middle income countries. The conference is to be held at the Said Business School, Oxford on 7th December 2017, in partnership with the Oxford Health Systems Collaboration and the Medical and Social Sciences Divisions. Registration closes on 18th October at 5 pm.

Massive Ebola data site planned to combat outbreaks

Massive Ebola data site planned to combat outbreaks

Posted 06/09/2017

More than 11,000 people died when Ebola tore through West Africa, and yet clinicians still cannot reliably identify the disease when a person walks into a clinic. To fill that gap before the next outbreak hits, IDDO coordinates the development of a platform to share Ebola data that have so far been scattered beyond reach.

Oxford University claims top world ranking for second year

Oxford University claims top world ranking for second year

Posted 05/09/2017

Oxford University has claimed the top spot in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, which judge the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries.

In last year’s rankings Oxford became the first British university ever to occupy top position in the global table. The University has now maintained that position for the second year running. Times Higher Education describes the World University Rankings as the only international league table to assess universities across all activities, analysing their teaching, research, citations, industry collaboration and international outlook. Oxford's innovative research was identified as a particular strength, generating a large rise in institutional income.

Mosquito wars

Mosquito wars

Posted 23/08/2017

In Southeast Asia, some types of the malaria parasite develop resistance to the drug combinations used to cure and prevent the disease. If this drug resistance spread to Africa, it’d be a disaster. Fortunately, partners on the front lines are finding ways to fight back. Watch this video about the amazing work our team of SMRU researchers is doing to combat drug resistance in Thailand.

Improved home designs may fight malaria in Africa

Improved home designs may fight malaria in Africa

Posted 21/08/2017

  21 August 2017 Bangkok – Changing home designs and materials to make homes cooler and harder for mosquitoes to enter could reduce malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new study in The Lancet Planetary Health. Study researchers found 96% fewer mosquitoes in a Southeast Asian style two storey house built with permeable ...

Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection

Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection

Posted 01/08/2017

The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual’s blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when - a finding that could improve disease  monitoring in the tropics, where flu season is unending. In the largest study of its kind, an international team, led by researchers from the Oxford University ...

Call for Abstract MVVR5 2017

Call for Abstract MVVR5 2017

Posted 20/07/2017

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust anounces that the call for abstracts towards the 5th Medical and Veterinary Virus Research Symposium, October 26th – 27th, 2017, is open. This year’s theme is One Health – Accelerating Virus Research in East Africa. You are invited to submit presentations related to research involving viruses of medical and veterinary importance.

Pioneering Medicine Quality & Public Health Conference coming to Oxford

Pioneering Medicine Quality & Public Health Conference coming to Oxford

Posted 20/07/2017

The first-ever MQPH Conference will take place at Keble College, Oxford on 23-28 September 2018. This international event will bring together people from public health, national regulatory authorities, pharmacy, biomedical, chemistry, law, ethics, cultural and social sciences, pharmaceutical industry, international organisations and NGOs. It grants an opportunity to discuss the problem and outline the necessary steps to tackle the issue on a global scale. Pre-register your interest now!

Quick test can predict anaemia in malaria patients treated with artemisinins

Quick test can predict anaemia in malaria patients treated with artemisinins

Posted 19/07/2017

6 July Bangkok – An existing malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) can be adapted to predict the delayed anaemia that can complicate severe malaria in patients treated with artemisinin-based antimalarial drugs, say researchers in a study published today in Science Translational Medicine Journal. “These findings are relevant to the thousands of ...