New video of “the biggest project we’ve ever had in Oxford”

A new video shows the latest building developments on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site. http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/121206.html The video, which can be seen on the University’s YouTube page, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the refurbishment of the Radcliffe Infirmary building and the … Continue reading

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Medical Research from the lab to the bedside

Findings in Medical research, according to Dr Allison Simmons of Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine, need to ultimately ‘translate into better treatment of patients’. In this podcast, on Crohns disease – an inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Simmons talks about … Continue reading

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Is obesity really decided by genetics?

As a common disease in the UK, obesity is likely to lead to other diseases such as heart disease. It also has economical implications including the cost to employers, the National Health Service (NHS) and the government. A simple description … Continue reading

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Should healthcare be based on evidence?

When talking about healthcare, we would surely expect it to be evidence-based? But, what does this term really mean and can health professionals be supported enough to stay up-to-date with the latest research in their area? Listeners to this talk may … Continue reading

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Medical research: Understanding the need for accurate reporting in biomedical research

Can we improve the quality of our research reports?  Do medical journals reflect accurately the complex world of health research?  The answer is not so straightforward.  As “too often, good research evidence is undermined by poor quality reporting.” This is … Continue reading

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