New protein discovery sheds light on complexity of genetic regulation
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Scientists at the Department of Paediatrics have discovered a new pathway that the human body uses to silence transposable elements or ‘jumping genes’. Dr. Rebecca Berrens, Principal Investigator in the Transposon Group, has published research into the piRNA pathway, a key process our body uses to keep these transposable elements in check ..read more
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Oxford University professors on the record with their contribution to the fight against cancer for this World Cancer Day
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This World Cancer Day, four Principal Investigators from the University of Oxford, including Andi Roy, Professor of Paediatric Haematology at the Department of Paediatrics, talk candidly about their work and how they’re helping the fight against cancer ..read more
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Oxford University Professors to lecture on new course in 'Translational Science' at three Brazilian institutions
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The Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford, has entered into an agreement with three Brazilian Universities, to contribute to the delivery of an undergraduate course in ‘Translational Science’, starting in 2024 ..read more
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MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre celebrates five year anniversary
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The Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford is celebrating the five-year anniversary of a partnership with MDUK. Founded in January 2019, the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre was set up to drive the development of new therapies and treatments and increase the capacity of clinical trials for muscle wasting and weakening conditions in the UK ..read more
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FCDO Minister meets with vaccine researchers
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Researchers from the Department of Paediatrics today welcomed the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister for Development and Africa, to the laboratories and clinics of several of its vaccine development groups ..read more
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First in-human vaccine trial for Nipah virus
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The University of Oxford has launched a new clinical trial to test a vaccine against the deadly Nipah virus ..read more
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DoP professor named in New Year's Honours list
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Matthew Snape, Professor of Paediatrics and Vaccinology at the Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG) before moving to Moderna in August 2022, has been appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Public Health, particularly during COVID-19 while working at the OVG ..read more
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OVG receives £7.8 million in research funding to fight pandemic and epidemic threats
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Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG), which led the rapid clinical development of the Oxford vaccine in COVID-19 in the pandemic, has been awarded a total of £7,788,783 by UK Aid for research into the prevention of five dangerous diseases with epidemic or pandemic potential ..read more
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New campaign by Oxford Vaccine Group hopes to boost jab numbers
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Experts have launched a new campaign in a bid to boost waning vaccine uptake by giving people more information about how clinical trials work. Researchers hope to alleviate hesitancy by showing with a simple animation and comic the complex way vaccines are developed ..read more
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Chancellor announces support for Rare Therapies Launch Pad
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The Chancellor's Autumn statement announced government support for the Rare Therapies Launch Pad, a new programme within the Department of Paediatrics designed to develop regulatory pathways for children with rare conditions to access individualised therapies ..read more
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