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Life-saving clean water project celebrated at inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Life-saving clean water project celebrated at inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Smart Handpumps, a project which aims to preserve access to clean drinking water in the developing world, has been announced as the overall winner of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards honour the best interdisciplinary research from across the University of Oxford.

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Focussed ultrasound and nanomedicine offer new hope for improving effects of cancer drugs

Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours. The new technology has been used in humans for the very first time, with ultrasound remotely triggering and enhancing the delivery of a cancer drug to the tumour.

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 World’s best video camera to develop cures for deadliest cancers

World’s best video camera to develop cures for deadliest cancers

The Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) today launched an ambitious new project to build the world’s most advanced real-time high-speed video camera, the key to understanding new techniques that use light and sound to treat some of the most lethal forms of cancer.

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University Diversity Award for champion of refugee students

University Diversity Award for champion of refugee students

IBME DPhil student Thaís Roque has won the coveted University of Oxford Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Award (Student category) for her work championing and fundraising for refugee students in the University.

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“Nature” Cover Hails Biomedical Engineering Advance in Liver Transplantation

This week’s cover of “Nature” (Volume 557 Issue 7703, 3 May 2018) illustrates the concept of normothermic machine perfusion as an improved means of preserving, testing and rescuing livers prior to transplantation.

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