New research finds genetic differences that help to explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others. The research, led by WTCHG researchers, also reveals how genetic differences provide an important link between an individual’s early growth and their chances of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes or heart disease in later life.
Sandy Douglas from the Jenner institute features in this Medical Sciences Division podcast on viruses, released to mark World Rabies Day. He discusses the first rabies vaccine and his new strategy to fight rabies using an adenovirus. Other scientists from the Division talk about using viruses to understand how the brain work.
Oxford becomes the first British university ever to occupy top position in the global table, which judges the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries. Oxford’s top ranking reflects its all-round strength in contemporary research and teaching.
Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe has won one of the most prestigious prizes in medicine. The Lasker Awards recognise contributions that have allowed major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease. Professor Ratcliffe is to receive the prizes for his work understanding the mechanisms by which cells sense and signal hypoxia (low oxygen levels)
There has been considerable interest about the extent to which genetic factors interact with environmental and lifestyle factors in human traits. Alex Young and colleagues in Peter Donnelly’s group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics ...
WTCHG researchers, as part of an international study, have helped to uncover new genetic evidence of how the benefits of the world's most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug may vary between individuals.
Prof. Cath Green, WTCHG centre group leader and head of the Chromosome Dynamics core, speaks about her research into how sunlight damages your DNA on the latest Oxford Sparks podcast
As part of an international collaboration, researchers from the WTCHG have used the intense X-rays generated at Diamond Light Source to gain important insights into how target molecules in skin cancer treatment can become resistant to drugs designed to fight the cancer, leading to ineffective treatment. Their results are published today in Nature.
A team of scientists from the WIMM and the WTCHG have shown that a protein called SOX2 can be used to develop an early detection test for ovarian cancer
If you missed our collaboration with FLUX Dance Theatre at the Oxfordshire Science Festival, you can now watch the whole performance online