5 February 2018
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1 February 2018
Jo Poulton is a professor and honorary consultant in mitochondrial genetics at the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, where she works on diseases caused by mutant mitochondrial DNA. In an interview by the British Medical Journal, Prof Poulton discusses her biggest inspiration, her best career move, the living doctor she most admires and much more.
22 January 2018
Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.
22 January 2018
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs from 22nd - 28th January 2018. Every day, 9 women are diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and 2 women lose their lives. And yet 75% of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening. The key messages of Prevention Week are for women to attend cervical screening when invited and to take up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18.
27 November 2017
The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health has found.
30 October 2017
For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health.
5 October 2017
A project set up to provide the first systematically collected population health data for women in Northern Cyprus has received a number of generous donations. This support will enable researchers to better understand health and illness patterns, as well as the personal, social and economic burden of disease, in this relatively isolated region.
26 September 2017
Celine Jones and Kevin Coward - key senior teaching staff for the Dept's MSc in Clinical Embryology, have been awarded a Bronze Employer Award for their excellent engagement with local school children interested in careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The award was given by Science-Oxford and The Careers and Enterprise Company.
26 September 2017
Women with coronary heart disease are less likely to achieve treatment targets than men, finds a study published by the journal Heart. The authors, including Dr Sanne Peters, from The George Institute for Global Health UK, say a better understanding of sex disparities is needed to treat women with coronary heart disease more efficiently in all regions, especially in Asia and the Middle East.
3 August 2017
Pregnant women receiving antenatal care in the Women’s Centre at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital may be asked to take part in a world-first clinical trial to find a vaccine against a common and potentially serious viral infection in babies.
3 July 2017
"People often wonder what it’s like to have to ask people for money, but I don’t see it that way. What I do is give people an opportunity that they can’t get anywhere else to do something truly transformational that will make them feel amazing."
27 June 2017
Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce mothers’ risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in today’s issue of Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The work is based on a large prospective cohort study of 300,000 adult women in China.
27 June 2017
Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research led by Professor Ahmed Ahmed at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This discovery could help clinicians identify and inhibit the process, giving them much better control of a person's cancer.
20 June 2017
Congratulations to Celine Jones (Laboratory Manager for NDOG’s MSc in Clinical Embryology) who has been elected to the Executive Committee of the British Andrology Society.
15 May 2017
Congratulations to Dr Bec Dragovic, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow for the department's MSc in Clinical Embryology - she has won the Most Acclaimed Lecturer (Medical Sciences category) at the 2017 Oxford University Students Union Teaching Awards.
18 April 2017
Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.
16 March 2017
Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners have launched a new research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine.