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2018night time cat2019 a children2019s book to support improved grammar understanding

‘Night-time Cat’ - a children’s book to support improved grammar understanding

Public Engagement Research Highlights

Postdoctoral research associate publishes a children's book that enables greater exposure to complex grammar structures at a young age, supporting children's long-term reading and learning development.

Queen of pain on her life scientific

Queen of Pain on her Life Scientific

Public Engagement Research Highlights

The Head of NDCN Professor Irene Tracey talks to Radio 4's Jim Al-Khalili about imaging pain in the brain

Inside the wade martins lab for world parkinsons day

Inside the Wade-Martins Lab for World Parkinson's Day

Events Public Engagement Research Highlights

We are raising awareness of Parkinson's Disease and related disorders with a unique video insight into the work of the Wade-Martins Group.

New insight uncovered into one of the most important features of hearing

New insight uncovered into one of the most important features of hearing

Research Highlights

Dr Kerry Walker and her team help us to better understand how we perceive pitch, a feature of hearing critical to recognising communication through sound, such as speech and music.

Link confirmed between white matter pathways and strength of communication between brain regions

Link confirmed between white matter pathways and strength of communication between brain regions

Research Highlights

The degree to which functional connectivity between brain regions is affected by the properties of white matter pathways is a fundamental question in neuroscience.

Research leads to drug discovery programme for treating pain

Research leads to drug discovery programme for treating pain

Research Highlights

LifeArc, one of the UK’s leading medical research charities, has signed a deal to license an ion channel drug discovery programme to Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.

Urgent need for guidelines to communicate with children about life threatening conditions

Urgent need for guidelines to communicate with children about life threatening conditions

Research Highlights

The global prevalence of life threatening conditions in children and parents makes it an urgent priority to develop child-focused communication guidelines for healthcare professionals to support families in their time of need.

Nmdar antibody encephalitis a new clinical way to identify patients

NMDAR-Antibody Encephalitis: A new clinical way to identify patients

Research Highlights

Paper published in Lancet Psychiatry may help with the accurate detection of this form of autoimmune encephalitis

World2019s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

World’s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

Research Highlights

Researchers in Oxford have carried out the world’s first gene therapy operation to tackle the root cause of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the UK’s most common cause of sight loss.

New research to investigate role of blood brain barrier in neurological conditions

New research to investigate role of blood-brain barrier in neurological conditions

Research Highlights

A new consortium of 27 partners coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences will tackle the challenge of discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

Mri scans reveal how brain protects memories

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

Research Highlights

Two distinct parts of the human brain - the neocortex and the hippocampus (a part of the brain involved in higher-order brain functions) - have been shown to help protect our memories from interfering with one another.

New podcast series focused on the mental health needs of refugee children

New PODCAST series: focused on the mental health needs of refugee children

Research Highlights

This series of programmes covers assessment and then explores the ranges of interventions that can really help refugee children. From individual, such as narrative exposure therapy, to family and school-based interventions that can positively impact on a child’s mental health outcomes.

First evidence of early effects of antidepressant drug treatment on brain responses to anger in depressed adolescents

First evidence of early effects of antidepressant drug treatment on brain responses to anger in depressed adolescents

Research Highlights

Depression is very common in adolescence and is associated with a high risk of recurrence and suicide. Adolescents with depression experience the same symptoms as adults, such as sadness and fatigue, but some key differences exist. Depressed youth often feel irritable rather than or in addition to feeling low.

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

Research Highlights

Researchers from McGill University and the University of Oxford carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of the best existing evidence and analysed 23,317 individuals (from 11 international studies) to see whether use of cannabis in young people is associated with depression, anxiety and suicidality in early adulthood.

25th british isles research workshop

25th British Isles Research Workshop

Events Research Highlights

Professor Keith Hawton hosted the 25th British Isles Research Workshop on Suicide and Self-harm in November 2018. An annually held event which brings together researchers from the UK, Ireland and other countries.

Imaging deep in the brain

Imaging Deep in The Brain

Research Highlights

New in vivo imaging developments from Nigel Emptage's team in the Department of Pharmacology

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies?

Research Highlights

The Lancet has published the results of the Procedural Pain in Premature Infants (Poppi) study, ran by the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and co-ordinated by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (Clinical Trials Unit).

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