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Latest Oxford Sparks podcast focuses on Prof. Green research

Latest Oxford Sparks podcast focuses on Prof. Green research

Updated 08/08/2016

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

Better treatment for skin cancers

Better treatment for skin cancers

Updated 02/08/2016

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.

Ovarian cancer early detection test one step closer to reality

Ovarian cancer early detection test one step closer to reality

Updated 29/07/2016

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

Method in the Motion now online

Method in the Motion now online

Updated 18/07/2016

If you missed our collaboration with FLUX Dance Theatre at the Oxfordshire Science Festival, you can now watch the whole performance online

The power of data mining in diagnosis of childhood pneumonia

The power of data mining in diagnosis of childhood pneumonia

Updated 28/07/2016

Scientists from the WTCHG and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering have used machine learning to diagnose childhood pneumonia. Their proposed solution involves smart algorithms that fully automate the interpretation of medical data which can be captured through affordable hardware.

Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis

Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis

Updated 22/07/2016
An international collaboration between the University of Oxford and other European institutions has uncovered a correlation between a rare mutation in bowel cancers and a better prognosis, raising the possibility that patients with such tumours may not require chemotherapy after surgery.
The Royal Society 2017 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

The Royal Society 2017 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

Updated 19/07/2016

The Royal Society have announced that Professor Simon Myers has been awarded the 2017 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture "for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history". Many congratulations to Simon on ...

Genetics of type 2 diabetes revealed in unprecedented detail

Updated 13/07/2016

The largest study of its kind into type 2 diabetes has produced the most detailed picture to date of the genetics underlying the condition. WTCHG group head Mark McCarthy is quoted on his involvement in the project

Toremifene interacts with Ebola virus

Toremifene interacts with Ebola virus

Updated 30/06/2016
Professor Dave Stuart's group have studied the structure of the Ebola virus and the effect of two drugs, toremifene and ibruprofen on the virus. The study was the first to solve the unligated structure of the Ebola virus glycoprotein and the results were published in Nature
Monitoring Malaria Parasite Reveals Evolving Drug Resistance And Infection History

Monitoring Malaria Parasite Reveals Evolving Drug Resistance And Infection History

Updated 27/06/2016

  Scientists have discovered that the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax is evolving rapidly to adapt to conditions in different geographical locations, in particular to defend itself against widely-used antimalarial drugs.The study, published in ...