University of Oxford

The University of Oxford or Oxford University is the oldest English-speaking institution of higher learning world-wide. Oxford University traces its roots to the 12th Century, but traces of it go back to the end of the 11th Century. Oxford University does not have a campus. It is located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England and is comprised of 38 independent and self-governing colleges and 6 permanent private halls speckled about the Oxford area. Oxford has more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and program students. Oxford is the home of the Rhodes Scholar offered to students around the world. Oxford is a member of the Russell Group o British Universities, the Coimbra Group, and other prestigious groups. Oxford University is rated at in the Top 10 of all universities world-wide. Their news sources and research is readily available on-line.

Address
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD United Kingdom
Website
http://www.ox.ac.uk/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Oxford

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Genetics

Stem cell approach primes immune system to fight cancer

(Medical Xpress) -- Stem cell techniques have been used in the lab as a new way of priming the body’s own immune cells to attack cancer, in a proof-of-principle study by Oxford University scientists.

Neuroscience

The ethics of brain boosting

(Medical Xpress) -- The idea of a simple, cheap and widely available device that could boost brain function sounds too good to be true.

Neuroscience

Brain activity predicts the force of your actions

Researchers have found a link between the activity in nerve clusters in the brain and the amount of force generated in a physical action, opening the way for the development of better devices to assist paralysed patients.

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