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
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.
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 ...