PrecisionLife Licenses University of Oxford Data to Discover Personalised Treatments for Endometriosis Patients
29 June 2023
PrecisionLife to analyse OXEGENE data to improve mechanistic understanding of endometriosis and identify novel drug targets to support the development of new personalised treatments for millions of women worldwide.
26 May 2023
Adenomyosis can cause irregular, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and it can affect fertility. Women with adenomyosis who do become pregnant have an increased risk of miscarriage, pre-term delivery, pre-eclampsia and bleeding after delivery. So what causes adenomyosis, and how is it diagnosed and treated? Dr Jen Southcombe & DPhil student Fitnat Topbas Selcuki discuss this complex condition and how diagnosis options are changing and improving in an article in The Conversation.
24 May 2023
Congratulations to Prof Kevin Coward who was conferred the title of Associate Professor by the University's Medical Sciences Division Board.
5 May 2023
A new population-based study of 22 million people shows that autoimmune disorders now affect about one in ten individuals. The work, published in The Lancet, also highlights important socioeconomic, seasonal, and regional differences for several autoimmune disorders and provides new clues on possible causes behind these diseases.
2 May 2023
The 15th World Congress on Endometriosis kicks off in Edinburgh from 3rd to 6th May 2023. The Congress brings together scientists, clinicians, health professionals and patients to collaborate on the biologic and sociologic understanding of endometriosis, with the ultimate goal to improve clinical care. Expectations are high, with 1100 attendees from 50 countries, presenting nearly 600 original research papers. Experts from our dept's Oxford EndoCaRe research group will be chairing talks, giving oral presentations, sharing posters, networking and more!
31 March 2023
Sufferers of the condition wait between eight to 12 years on average for a diagnosis. Yet for black women, this picture is even worse – with research showing they’re 50% less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis compared to white women.
24 March 2023
This Sunday 26th March is the annual Boat Race when rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities race along the River Thames. This year our MSc in Clinical Embryology Student Anna O’Hanlon, has been selected to cox the Oxford Men's boat, a huge honour.
Multiple Debilitating Pains – New global study shows the experience of Endometriosis is rooted in a person’s genetics
13 March 2023
Researchers at the University of Oxford in collaboration with 25 teams across the world have published the largest study to date of the genetic basis of endometriosis.
3 March 2023
A new university campaign called Brain and Mental Health at Oxford seeks to expand our understanding of the brain at a cellular level, exploring the impacts of mental health issues on the individual, and examining population-wide global health problems. From examining fetal neurodevelopment in pregnancy to analysing the impacts of parental psychosis, researchers at the University of Oxford are changing the way we think about parental and maternal mental health.
9 February 2023
Women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities around the world and their participation should be strengthened. To celebrate International Day of Women & Girls in Science on Saturday 11th February 2023, we are showcasing some of the amazing female students in our department, the vision for their women's health research and who or what inspires them.
18 January 2023
The global network led by the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI) at the University of Oxford has today published, in the Lancet, the results of the ‘2022 INTERCOVID Study’ conducted in 41 hospitals across 18 countries.
13 January 2023
The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2023 on Friday 21st April. Our annual conference for researchers with an interest in mitochondria from academia and pharma. This year's event will be 'hybrid', so you can join in-person or virtually!
20 December 2022
‘Unheard of – The hidden voice of Endometriosis ’ the podcast series co-hosted by Danielle Perro (Postdoctoral Researcher in Epidemiology) and Magda Mareckova (DPhil student) has been recognised by the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, with a Public Engagement with Research Project Award.
20 October 2022
Congratulations to Manu Vatish, Professor of Obstetrics & Consultant Obstetrician who has been appointed as the new Deputy Director for Maternal and Child Health Discovery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
12 October 2022
Many of us have no idea whether or not our period is “normal”. It’s no wonder, since not only is everyone different, but the stigma still keeps many of us from asking questions or discussing what we go through every month with friends and family. Principal Investigator Prof Suzannah Williams and DPhil student Tomi Adeniran explore what heavy periods can mean in their article published in The Conversation.
26 August 2022
A new study, led by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, USA, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology identifies, as early as the 5th month of pregnancy, patterns of fetal abdominal growth associated with maternal lipid metabolites that track newborn growth, adiposity and development into childhood.
17 August 2022
Fantastic news for our team who have been working on the INTERCOVID Study, which launched in April 2020. This week on 12th August 2022, the research findings cited in the New Yorker! This work was a combined effort from 43 institutions in 18 countries and involved more than two thousand pregnant women.
28 July 2022
The government has published the first ever Women's Health Strategy for England to tackle the gender health gap. Menopause, Endometriosis, Contraception and Fertility treatment are highlighted as some of the top issues women have asked for action on. The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health welcome and fully support this bold and exciting strategy to help improve the health of millions of women in England.