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Social Sciences - Jan 16
A new review of previous studies into suicide worldwide has highlighted the effects of individual and environmental risk factors over a lifetime.
Life Sciences - Jan 14

The severity of Zika virus-related deformations in babies has been shown to be affected by environmental factors such as maternal nutrition. Environmental factors, such as the diets of pregnant women, have been shown to have an effect on the extent and severity of developmental malformations in babies associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection.

Health - Jan 14

Up to 30,000 lives could be saved over the next decade thanks to a proposed pioneering government collaboration with pharmaceutical company Novartis to tackle heart disease - a leading cause of death in the UK.

Health - Dec 28, 2019

Members of the University have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2020. Professor Sarah Jane Whatmore FBA, Professor of Environment and Public at the School of Geography and the Environment, is appointed DBE for services to the study of environmental policy.

Pharmacology - Dec 19, 2019

The King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute has started a Phase I clinical trial in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for a vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Event - Jan 14

Professors Timothy Behrens and Eleanor Stride are recognised this year for their ground-breaking contributions to translational research.

Environment - Jan 8

New research led by scientists at the University of Oxford's Department of Earth Sciences, and at the Geological Survey of Israel, provides evidence from Siberian caves suggesting that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays an essential role in stabilising permafrost and its large store of carbon.

Health - Dec 20, 2019

Taking vitamin D and calcium supplements reduces the risk of hip fractures by about one sixth, but taking vitamin D alone does not, according to a new study from the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) at the University of Oxford.

Pharmacology - Dec 19, 2019

A Europe-wide study conducted over three flu seasons finds that the antiviral drug, oseltamivir (Tamiflu ), can help people recover from flu-like illness about one-day sooner on average, with older, sicker patients who have been unwell for longer recovering two-to-three days sooner.

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