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Genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity

Genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity

Updated 16/02/2015

The largest studies to date of genetic links to obesity and body-fat distribution have discovered more than 140 locations in the genome that play a role in obesity traits. These studies, published in Nature on 11 February 2015, have shed new light ...

New light on genetics of antimalarial drug resistance

New light on genetics of antimalarial drug resistance

Updated 19/01/2015

The largest genome-wide association study to date of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum unveils a complex genetic architecture that enables the parasite to develop resistance to our most effective antimalarial drug, artemisinin. The results ...

NDM excels in REF 2014 exercise

NDM excels in REF 2014 exercise

Updated 18/12/2014

Today’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results confirm the University of Oxford’s world leading position in medical sciences research. Clinical Medicine ranked top for the overall quality of submissions along with Public Health Service, and Primary Care and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

Top-to-bottom changes in colorectal cancer

Top-to-bottom changes in colorectal cancer

Updated 01/12/2014

Researchers at the WTCHG have discovered a new mechanism that triggers the development of tumours in the large intestine. The work could have major implications for the design of therapeutic strategies against colorectal cancers. The cells that ...

Director's 2001 paper selected as a 'classic'

Director's 2001 paper selected as a 'classic'

Updated 03/11/2014

A paper from 2001 by Centre Director Peter Donnelly has been selected by the American Journal of Human Genetics as one of 10 classic papers published in the 65 years of its history. A special issue containing these papers was distributed at the ...