Tag Archives: University of Oxford

UK Workers Are Illegally Denied Access to Justice

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK workers are being illegally denied access to justice, according to Oxford academics in a forthcoming article in the journal, Modern Law Review. Their conclusions support an ongoing legal challenge to the employment tribunal fees regime, … Read the full press release

New Studies Show Death Not Feared by Religious and Atheists

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death. Notions of an afterlife are nearly universal, though there is great diversity in the details. Given this close association between religion and … Read the full press release

Researchers Study Best Approach to Teaching Quadratic Equations

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the next few months, video cameras will appear in secondary schools that have chosen to take part in a national study to observe maths lessons focused on quadratic equations. Researchers from the University of Oxford, … Read the full press release

Researchers Start New Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Genetic Blindness

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people. Retinitis pigmentosa is currently untreatable and leads to a slow and irreversible … Read the full press release

NWO awards twenty-one researchers with Rubicon grants to do research at foreign research institutes

THE HAGUE, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty-one researchers who have recently gained their PhDs will do research at foreign research institutes with a Rubicon grant from NWO. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising scientists the opportunity to gain international research … Read the full press release

University of Oxford research shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends may be linked to improved wellbeing

OXFORD, 10-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research, which shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends at a local pub may be linked to improved wellbeing, has been published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviour and Physiology. While most studies warn of … Read the full press release

Research: swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics with the best odds of staving off death

Specific types of sport and exercise seem to be associated with differing risk levels OXFORD, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In terms of exercise, swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics seem to be associated with the best odds of staving off death … Read the full press release

Dr John Ingram of University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute awarded GFS and Food System Resilience programme coordination award

GFS and the ‘Food System Resilience’ programme partners are pleased to announce that Dr John Ingram and his team at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford have been awarded the programme coordination award. Swindon, UK, 27-Sep-2016 — … Read the full press release

University of Oxford research: pigeon flock leaders’ incorrect information can be overruled by the collective wisdom of the group

OXFORD, 15-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Flock leaders who attempt to give their fellow pigeons incorrect information about their direction of travel can be overruled by the collective wisdom of the group, according to new research from the University of Oxford. Recent … Read the full press release

University of Oxford holds Brain Awareness Week from 14 – 20 March

OXFORD, 10-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — How do we perceive pain? How does light affect out mood? Can sound affect the taste of food? Do genes make some people more sociable? All these questions – and more – will be answered during … Read the full press release

University of Oxford led research: Cleaners and maids from Sri Lanka who work in the Gulf countries denied proper food and rest breaks

OXFORD, 27-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — New research reveals the huge physical and mental health toll suffered by migrant women from poorer Asian countries like Sri Lanka who go to the Gulf countries to work as cleaners and maids. Those interviewed said … Read the full press release

University of Oxford to lead the design and build of the HARMONI spectrograph for the European Extremely Large Telescope

University of Oxford researchers will lead the design and build of the HARMONI spectrograph for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), as part of a contract signed today by the European Southern Observatory. OXFORD, 24-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The HARMONI … Read the full press release

University of Oxford doctors and scientists tested a tissue oxygen monitor in microgravity for the first time

OXFORD, 24-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of doctors and scientists from the University of Oxford have tested a tissue oxygen monitor in microgravity for the first time. Dr Thomas Smith, who leads Oxford’s Aerospace Medicine Research Group and led … Read the full press release

University of Sussex, University of Oxford paper shows that British banks engaged in more offshore banking than any other financial centre

OXFORD, 20-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A new paper shows that British banks engaged in more offshore banking than any other financial centre. Researchers examining the resilience of the world’s financial centres after the global economic crisis conclude that the future … Read the full press release

University of Oxford Professor David Stuckler to brief MPs at the Work and Pensions Committee on benefit claimants who receive sanctions

OXFORD, 23-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The government’s imposition of sanctions on Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants has led to a significant rise in people leaving unemployment benefits, but they are not returning to work, according to researchers at the University of Oxford … Read the full press release

The Precision Cancer Medicine Institute will be established at University of Oxford with £35m Uk Gov grant plus £75m matched by partners in the project

OXFORD, 27-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — New institute will include research on the use of proton beam therapy A £110m cancer research institute is to be established at Oxford University, a development spurred by a £35m grant from the UK government. … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings … Read the full press release

Newcastle University experts warn water availability could put UK’s future energy generation plans at risk

Newcastle, UK, 18-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Although Britain is currently suffering from rain, thunderstorms and severe flooding, experts at Newcastle University are warning the Government that its current thinking on future energy generation risks locking the UK into a situation where water … Read the full press release

International researchers discovery could lead to new means to combat malaria

14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, the University of Oxford, NIMR Tanzania and Retrogenix LTD, have identified how malaria parasites growing inside red blood cells stick to the sides of … Read the full press release