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Zoltán Molnár honoured by the Royal Society of Biology

Awards and Honours

Congratulations are in order to Professor Zoltán Molnár on being elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Updating the circuit maps of the sympathetic neural network

Research Highlights

A new review from Professor Ana Domingos’ lab and colleagues offers a fresh modern viewpoint on sympathetic neurons and their relation to immune cells and obesity.

Many adolescents game a lot without negative effects on their wellbeing

Research Highlights

Although many school-age adolescents are spending considerable time gaming, it is not having a negative impact on their wellbeing.

Few mental health apps make it to real world, according to new Oxford University study

Research Highlights

Despite enthusiasm for digital technology in addressing young people’s mental health, few effective apps have been successfully rolled out.

Study reveals association between diagnosis of a neuropsychiatric condition and severe outcome from COVID-19 infection, and other severe acute respiratory infections

Research Highlights

New research from the University of Oxford has shown an increased risk of severe illness and death from both COVID-19 and other severe respiratory infections, such as influenza and pneumonia, among people with a pre-existing mental health condition.

New study shows clinical symptoms for Alzheimer’s can be predicted in preclinical models

Research Highlights

Establishing preclinical models of Alzheimer’s that reflect in-life clinical symptoms of each individual is a critically important goal, yet so far it has not been fully realised. A new collaborative study from the University of Oxford has demonstrated that clinical vulnerability to an abnormally abundant protein in Alzheimer’s brain is in fact reflected in individual patient induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cortical neurons.

Dr Jane Walker gets prestigious ACLP award

Awards and Honours

Dr Jane Walker is the first person from outside the US to win the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Research Professor Award.

International Stammering Awareness Day

Public Engagement

International Stammering Awareness Day is 22 October and this year's theme is "Being Seen, Being Heard – Representation and normalisation of stuttering in the mainstream."

Major award given to Professor Chris Fairburn

Awards and Honours

Professor Christopher Fairburn has been awarded the 2022 American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology.

Oxford gets £122m funding for healthcare research

Strategic Developments

Health and care research in Oxford is to receive £122 million in government funding over the next five years to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for NHS patients.

New study shows higher rate of fractures in people with intellectual disability

Research Highlights

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers at the University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust found a substantially higher rate of fractures in people with intellectual disability compared with people of the same age and gender without an intellectual disability

New insights gained into how the brain encodes information about the world

Research Highlights

Scientists have developed a new way to test the theory that active neurons can change what they signal in the world, rather than keeping a stable correspondence to things (such as a features of an object, or ideas).

Inside the Wade-Martins Lab for World Alzheimer’s Day 2022

Public Engagement Research Highlights

This week DPAG marked World Alzheimer's Day, which took place on Wednesday 21 September 2022, with an inside look into the Wade-Martins Laboratory.

Zoltán Molnár delivers Keynote Lecture at first-of-its-kind Anatomical conference

Awards and Honours

Professor Zoltán Molnár delivers the first Keynote Lecture at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, which this year is held as a Joint Meeting with the Anatomical Society for the first time.

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