Tag Archives: Oxford University

Oxford Robotics Spin-out Wins Leading Innovation Award

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Spin-out prize reinforces Oxford’s growing position as an innovation powerhouse. Oxford University spin-out Oxbotica has been crowned the winner in the smaller company category at this year’s Boldness in Business Awards. Run in collaboration with the … Read the full press release

Oxford University studies highlight the threat posed to lions by human activity

OXFORD, 14-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity – including trophy hunting. The first paper, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, analysed the deaths … Read the full press release

Oxford University Dr Margaret Pelling: references by male writers to being outnumbered by women in 17th century have no statistical evidences

OXFORD, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Men in the 17th century believed they were outnumbered by women despite a lack of evidence for this claim, new research has revealed. Dr Margaret Pelling, a historian at Oxford University, looked at books, pamphlets and … Read the full press release

Oxford University researchers discovered what causes a switch to flip in our brains and wake us up

OXFORD, 05-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Oxford University researchers have discovered what causes a switch to flip in our brains and wake us up. The discovery, published in the journal Nature, brings us closer to understanding the mystery of sleep. Sleep is … Read the full press release

Oxford researchers to make it much easier and cheaper to diagnose pneumonia

OXFORD, 05-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Oxford researchers are developing a tool to make it much easier and cheaper to diagnose pneumonia – the number one killer of children under 5. Their latest research is published in Journal of the Royal Society … Read the full press release

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam: Rapid (5-minute) test can reduce antibiotic misuse for respiratory infections

OXFORD, 05-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam have shown that using a rapid (5-minute) test can reduce antibiotic misuse for respiratory infections. Cutting the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions is a key way … Read the full press release

Oxford University: Survey of sixth-formers reveal girls significantly less confident about their career prospects than boys

OXFORD, 27-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Research undertaken by Oxford University’s Careers Service shows that girls are significantly less confident about their career prospects than boys, and have very different attitudes to what they seek in a career – attitudes that significantly … Read the full press release

Oxford University: Half of all natural history specimens held in the world’s museums could be wrongly named

OXFORD, 18-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As many as 50% of all natural history specimens held in the world’s museums could be wrongly named, according to a new study by researchers from Oxford University and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Even … Read the full press release

Biology and not attitude might be the cause of apathy – Oxford University

Can’t be bothered to read on? It might be due looser connections in your brain OXFORD, 18-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — When brain scientists at Oxford University studied apathy, they didn’t expect to see less motivated people making more effort. Their … Read the full press release

Oxford University, Karlsruhe, Munster and Exeter developed the world’s first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently

OXFORD, 24-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently has been developed by material scientists at Oxford University in collaboration with scientists at Karlsruhe, Munster and Exeter. The device, which makes use of … Read the full press release

Oxford University researchers: US asset managers increased global dominance since the crisis of 2008-09

OXFORD, 20-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — New York has dominated growth in the asset management sector since the crisis of 2008-09, taking an even more commanding lead over rivals, says a working paper by Oxford University researchers. The researchers found that … Read the full press release

Oxford University researcher warns that stricter law enforcement to tackle trade in endangered wildlife can create unexpected outcomes

Western conservation groups are seeking stricter law enforcement to tackle a trade in endangered wildlife, but an Oxford University researcher warns that this is not a ‘silver bullet’ solution and highlights the case of the Bali Starling in an article … Read the full press release

Oxford University study shows first time fathers who want to be more involved with their newborn children need more support

Fathers who want to be more involved with their newborn children feel held back by lack of support from health staff, government and society, a study by Oxford University researchers has shown. The team also identified other issues such as … Read the full press release

Oxford University Professor Danny Dorling findings reveal house prices in Oxford during 2014 even out-paced London once the average income is also taken into account

OXFORD, 2-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Average house prices in the South East, and especially London, rose even faster during 2014 (January to December) than in the same period of 2013, says new research by Professor Danny Dorling of Oxford University. … Read the full press release

Oxford University study in Sweden finds depression is associated with a threefold increase in the risk of committing violent crime

OXFORD, 2-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A diagnosis of depression is associated with a threefold increase in the risk of committing violent crime, compared to the general population, according to a new study based on nearly 50,000 people in Sweden diagnosed … Read the full press release

Oxford University student discovers new letters by William Morris

OXFORD, 27-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — New letters by William Morris have been found by an Oxford University student on an internship at Kelmscott Manor, the country home of the writer and designer. Thomas Wilson, a history undergraduate, made the discovery … Read the full press release

Global study involving Oxford University finds diverse grasslands weakened when the plots were artificially fertilised

Oxford, UK, 18-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Fertilisation of grasslands significantly reduces their ability to cope with changing conditions even when they contain a diverse mix of plants, finds a global study involving Oxford University. The research, published this week in Nature, … Read the full press release

Oxford University Rob Fender participated in international collaboration that identified the youngest pair of stars to emerge from supernova

Oxford, UK, 09-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The youngest pair of stars to emerge from a supernova, dancing around each other as the neutron star cannibalises its partner, has been identified by an international collaboration involving Professor Rob Fender of Oxford University. The … Read the full press release

Scientific study finds environment can impact taste and flavour of whisky

Change the room; change the taste of your whisky  Research results prove environment enhances taste and flavour.  London, UK, 10-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A change of environment can enhance the experience of enjoying whisky by up to 20% according to the … Read the full press release

Oxford University study suggests faith in the explanatory and revealing power of science increases in the face of stress or anxiety

11-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  A faith in the explanatory and revealing power of science increases in the face of stress or anxiety, a study by Oxford University psychologists suggests.The researchers argue that a ‘belief in science’ may help non-religious people … Read the full press release