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MitOX 2020 Bookings open

The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2020 on Friday 3rd April 2020 in Oxford. It's our annual meeting packed with short talks and posters on cancer metabolism, neuroscience, diabetes, mitochondrial disorders and general mitochondrial biology.

How do unborn babies and mothers communicate via the placenta?

Maternal & Fetal Health

DPhil student Neva Kandzija wins an Oxford Sparks competition to have her Placenta research transformed into a two minute animation film for free.

Understanding the origins of ovarian cancer

Cancer

Research into the early detection of ovarian cancer by the Ahmed group, receives a boost thanks to a gift of £43,000 from the Dianne Oxberry Trust.

100 000 babies screened for increased type 1 diabetes risk in the INGR1D Study

Maternal & Fetal Health

Celebrating a major milestone for one of Europe’s biggest type 1 diabetes research cooperations: The Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes (GPPAD) has successfully screened 100,000 newborns across Europe (including over 7500 newborns in the Thames Valley) for an increased genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

2019 Max Perutz Science Writing Award shortlist announced

Department

Twelve outstanding articles have been shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition. The shortlist includes our DPhil student Magda Mareckova (pictured).

Masters Teacher of The Year

Department

Congratulations to Dr Kevin Coward, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Embryology. He won Masters Teacher of The Year at the FindAMasters & FindAPhD’s first Postgrad Awards.

Vatish Group Win UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award

Maternal & Fetal Health

Dr Manu Vatish and Dr Sofia Cerdeira from the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health have won a prestigious global award, that recognises teams that collaborate across disciplines and transform healthcare delivery and ultimately patient lives.

Innovative exosome research aims to create new technology that will predict Pre-eclampsia

Maternal & Fetal Health

JVCKENWOOD launches joint research with Oxford University and Sysmex R&D Center Europe GmbH to establish a system for predicting the onset of Pre-eclampsia using exosomes.

Women and older people are most likely to be exposed to shortcomings in heart failure care

Global Health

A study by Dr Nathalie Conrad and Prof Kazaem Rahimi at the George Institute (Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health) finds that women and older people are most likely to be exposed to shortcomings in heart failure care.

Bringing endangered species back from the brink

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

A technique to produce eggs from ovarian tissue in the lab may offer hope for critically endangered species like the Northern White Rhino that have passed what is currently considered the point of no return.

Dr Elizabeth Millett

It is with great sadness that The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford shares news of the death of researcher Dr Elizabeth (‘Lizzie’) Millett.

MitOX 2019 - Book now

The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2019 on Tuesday 30th April in Oxford. It's our annual meeting packed with short talks and posters on cancer metabolism, neuroscience, diabetes, mitochondrial disorders and general mitochondrial biology.

Skin colour and neurodevelopment are not linked

Global Health

The latest findings from the international INTERGROWTH-21st Project, that has monitored healthy, urban children from educated families across four continents from early pregnancy to 2 years of age, show that human neurodevelopment is not influenced by the colour of an individual’s skin.

Launch of Bahceci Scholarship for research on women’s health in Northern Cyprus

A new three-year graduate research scholarship based in the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health has been launched, thanks to a generous donation by the Bahceci Health Group.

Women in China have greater awareness, treatment, and control of high blood pressure than men, new research finds

Women in China have greater awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension than their male counterparts, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

Global map of HIV reveals challenge to vaccine development

A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases shows the extraordinary global genetic diversity of HIV and highlights just how big the challenge is to develop a vaccine to combat the global spread of HIV.

What is the ‘right’ age to have a child?

Principal Investigator Dr Suzannah Williams and DPhil student Charlotte Walker from the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproduction Health discuss what is considered a safe childbearing age, in the academic journal The Conversation.

Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase women’s risk of experiencing a heart attack more than men’s, new research shows

Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of a heart attack more in women than in men, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

Gestational Diabetes App officially launched

A smartphone application for women with gestational diabetes, developed with support from NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, has been launched commercially.

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