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Best drug for treating talaromycosis in HIV patients identified

Best drug for treating talaromycosis in HIV patients identified

Posted 11/07/2017

Researchers from Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam have shown that amphotericin B is more effective than itraconazole for the initial treatment of talaromycosis in HIV patients. The principal investigator, Dr Thuy Le  stated: “These results offer strong support to the call for more health policy and advocacy to improve access to amphotericin B across Asia. Implementation of the research findings is now needed in the region.”

Curiosity Carnival booking now open

Curiosity Carnival booking now open

Posted 05/07/2017

How do you turn orange into grapefruit? What is digital wildfire? Is love real? Booking is now open for the Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September 2017, part of European Researchers' Night. Most of the event is free, but registration is required.

Microbiology laboratory reopened after renovations

Microbiology laboratory reopened after renovations

Posted 30/06/2017

Mahosot Hospital has reopened its microbiology laboratory aiming to increase the more rapid   and accurate diagnosis and treatment of its patients. The original microbiology laboratory finished construction in 1920 and was then extended in 2011. The latest renovations to the laboratory’s building were started on September 5, 2016 and finally ...

World Sickle Cell day

World Sickle Cell day

Posted 21/06/2017

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust research Programme seek to reach out to community members to empower them about the disease by creating awareness among affected populations.

Kenya has gaps in diagnosing and managing epilepsy

Kenya has gaps in diagnosing and managing epilepsy

Posted 21/06/2017
Epilepsy affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. Prompt diagnosis and effective management are key to controlling the condition, the cause of which is not fully understood.
PERCH Project Publishes CID Supplement on Foundational Basis for Forthcoming Pneumonia Etiology Results

PERCH Project Publishes CID Supplement on Foundational Basis for Forthcoming Pneumonia Etiology Results

Posted 21/06/2017
The foundational basis for the pneumonia etiology results from the PERCH (Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health) project have been published in a 23-paper supplement in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Interactive feedback meeting at Mbagathi Hospital

Interactive feedback meeting at Mbagathi Hospital

Posted 21/06/2017
Dr. Jacinta Nzinga on the right, engages nursing officers at the Mbagathi County hospital. The results dissemination activity took place on May 12th 2017. Discussions were lively and provided useful insights as to the activities surrounding the newborn units at the hospital.
First-trimester artemisinin derivatives and quinine treatments and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Africa and Asia

First-trimester artemisinin derivatives and quinine treatments and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Africa and Asia

Posted 19/06/2017

It has been maintained for decades that quinine is the safest drug for treatment of malaria in the first trimester of pregnancy. In the largest analysis of data from Thailand and Africa, artemisinins are reported to be at least as safe as quinine. This will simplify treatment protocols worldwide.

Oxford University's Economic Impact

Oxford University's Economic Impact

Posted 13/06/2017

The University of Oxford contributes around £5.8 billion to the UK economy, and supports more than 50,000 full time jobs. Globally, the impact is £7.1 billion, according to a study carried out by BiGGAR Economics – Economic Impact of the University of Oxford.

Investiture of Professor Sir Nicholas White

Investiture of Professor Sir Nicholas White

Posted 02/06/2017

Following the recognition in New Year’s Honours for his services to tropical medicine and global health, on 19 May 2017 Professor Sir Nicholas White, 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 was made a Knight Commander ...