17 June 2020
The Conversation article, by Lakshmi Manoharan, Medical Epidemiologist. Widespread protests have broken out across the US in response to the killings of black Americans at the hands of police. Demonstrations have also erupted in the UK and other countries in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and in protest at these countries’ own domestic cases of institutional racism. These protests are happening in the middle of a pandemic, which raises issues regarding the spread of the virus, and also highlights deep inequalities due to structural racism and its effects on people’s health. Although health authorities rightly discourage congregations of people, these protests may be the only way for the systemically disenfranchised to have their voices heard.
9 June 2020
On 4 June 2020, after a week of increasing scientific concern and scrutiny, first The Lancet, then the New England Journal of Medicine, retracted studies that were based on inaccessible data. The studies have been extremely damaging to chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 clinical trials around the globe. MORU researchers played a key role in bringing this scandal to light, whose consequences continue to play out.
Clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine/ chloroquine in COVID-19. Statement in response to damaging recent events
5 June 2020
On 4 June 2020, after a week of increasing scientific concern and scrutiny, first The Lancet, then a little over an hour later the New England Journal of Medicine, retracted studies that were based on inaccessible data, provided by the Surgisphere corporation. The studies have been extremely damaging to chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 clinical trials around the globe. Here is MORU’s statement in response to these events.
29 May 2020
The results of Mehra et al in The Lancet have had a considerable impact on public health practice and research, halted trials and caused considerable concern to participants and patients enrolled in randomised controlled trials (RCTs). This has led many researchers around the world to scrutinise in detail the publication and outline their concerns in this letter to Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet.
18 December 2019
Science Blog - George Busby of Oxford University's Big Data Institute discusses his team's research into human genetic resistance to malaria and humanity's age-old struggle against the disease.
19 November 2019
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the ninth consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The ranking is based on criteria measuring teaching, research, industry income, international outlook and citations, which are combined to provide a comparison of universities worldwide.
7 October 2019
Professor Sir Peter J Ratcliffe, Director for the Target Discovery Institute within the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University and Director of Clinical Research at Francis Crick Institute, London, has today been announced as a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
1 October 2019
Oxford University is running a campaign to celebrate Black History Month. Throughout October the university will amplify the annual celebration with a series of content streams and events recognising and appreciating the contributions that BME communities make to society and the university itself. From academics to students, staff and alumni, the campaign will shine a light on black people’s achievements, and echo the growing call for inclusion in all areas of life from education to cultural appreciation.
10 September 2019
Oxford has been named the world’s number one university for the fourth successive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
8 May 2019
The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 UK leading figures in biomedical and health sciences to their esteemed Fellowship. Philip Bejon, Director of our Kemri Wellcome Trust Research Programme, and Ric Price, Professor of Global Health at Menzies, Australia and affiliated with OUCRU, are new fellows.
9 November 2018
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the eighth consecutive year. This ranking is based on criteria measuring teaching, research, industry income, international outlook and citations. It was noted that both research and clinical trials are supported by our network of international research units in Africa and Asia.
26 September 2018
Oxford University is rated world’s number one for the third straight year in the Times Higher Education world university rankings. Oxford, the only UK University ever to top the international rankings, keeps first spot through the outstanding quality of its research, teaching and innovation.
18 April 2018
Investments worth more than £2.7bn are being pledged today in a drive to halve the number of malaria cases across the Commonwealth. Heads of state and business leaders are convening in London to galvanise the fight against the disease, which has seen a resurgence in some areas.
Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year
15 November 2017
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the seventh consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
5 September 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.
30 June 2017
Mahosot Hospital has reopened its microbiology laboratory aiming to increase the more rapid and accurate diagnosis and treatment of its patients.
1 December 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.
4 November 2016
The Public Health Minister Nicola Blackwood this week announced that the UK has a specialist team of health experts ready to be deployed to tackle outbreaks of deadly disease anywhere in the world within 48 hours. The University of Oxford epidemic diseases research group, led by Professor Peter Horby, is providing the clinical research capabilities of the PHRST.
17 October 2016
Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work with Charles Babbage on the early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Ada Lovelace Day is an annual international event to celebrate the achievements of women in Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths.
3 October 2016
Medical and health teaching and research at Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best for the sixth year running in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The discipline-specific tables, released today, follow on from last week's announcement that Oxford has been ranked the top university in the world by the same publication – the first time a UK institution has been awarded the accolade.
14 September 2016
The University of Oxford's Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe has won one of the most prestigious prizes in medicine. Since 1945, the Lasker Awards has recognised the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease. Many past Lasker winners have gone on to be awarded Nobel prizes.
3 August 2016
Do you want to know more about Open Access? Find out about Act on Acceptance & ORCID from an expert? Book a place for our session on Tuesday 23rd August, 2-3pm in Room B at the WTCHG. Juliet Ralph, the Open Access Subject librarian, will be available for your toughest questions.
3 June 2016
Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust in the UK, led a review panel team to Nairobi and Kilifi in Kenya last week, to assess projects that had been ongoing over the past five years. The structural and project assessment review was conducted on Monday through to Wednesday.
12 May 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.
24 April 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.
23 March 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.
8 March 2016
8th March is International Women’s Day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
2 March 2016
Malaria kills almost 600,000 people a year, most of whom are African children, according to the World Health Organisation. Yet, millions of other people recover from an infected mosquito bite without succumbing to the life-threatening complications, especially with access to effective drug regimens.