University of Oxford

75 years of penicillin in people

A scratch from a rose thorn while gardening. It's an easy injury to pick up even if you're being careful. It's annoying but no more than that. If that scratch were to be in your mouth, that would be unusual, unfortunate and ...

9 hours ago
popularity2 comments 0

Timebomb in the testicles investigated

Oxford scientists have for the first time been able to identify the origins of some severe disease-causing mutations within the testicles of healthy men. This discovery will help our understanding of how certain serious genetic ...

Feb 08, 2016
popularity18 comments 0

How best to tackle the stigma of menstruation?

An Oxford University study says while many girls and women stay away from school and work because of the stigma attached to having periods, very little research has been done into whether programmes set up to tackle the problem ...

Feb 11, 2016
popularity2 comments 0

The future of cancer treatment

1 in 3 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime, and each year, 4th February marks World Cancer Day, to raise awareness and encourage individuals and governments to fight ...

Feb 05, 2016
popularity7 comments 0