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Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe wins Lasker research awards

Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe wins Lasker research awards

Updated 14/09/2016

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)

Multiple lifestyle factors modify the effect of the common genetic variants with the largest effect on obesity

Updated 06/09/2016

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 ...

Genes alter action of the most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug

Genes alter action of the most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug

Updated 12/08/2016

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.

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 ...