4 September 2020
A new paper from the Heather and Tyler groups has uncovered the mechanism responsible for reduced energy in the hearts of patients with type 2 diabetes and revealed a new therapeutic strategy to reverse the energy deficit.
2 September 2020
Collaborative research from a leading US cancer centre and the Swietach Group has found that Low pH in lymph nodes inhibits effector T cells, while still allowing T cell activation.
25 August 2020
New results from a collaborative Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre and Cardiff University study on the cellular origins of Parkinson's could be key to developing new treatments.
14 August 2020
OPDC Career Development Fellow Natalie Connor-Robson was first generation in her family to go to university and is now delighted to be sharing STEM career advice with students taking part in the In2scienceUK programme.
13 August 2020
Two new papers from the Vyazovskiy Group and both Oxford University and international collaborators have made important progress in bridging the gap between the local and global levels of sleep regulation.
11 August 2020
Congratulations are in order to Dr Richard Tyser, who is the 2020 Charles Darwin Award Lecture winner for Agriculture, Biological and Medical Sciences.
7 August 2020
In the wake of concern raised about the ethics and risks of performing genetic interventions in macaque monkeys to study models of human neuropsychiatric conditions, Professor Andrew Parker analyses how decision makers evaluate these situations and highlights the ethical consequences if research is not carried out.
7 August 2020
Associate Professor Robin Klemm has edited a special issue for Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. “The molecular cell biology, metabolism and physiological functions of lipid droplets” provides an overview of the most recent developments in the field of lipid droplets, which are important storage organelles at the centre of lipid and energy homeostasis. Prof Klemm joined DPAG in June 2020, bringing with him a new field of research for the department, focusing on the molecular basis of lipid metabolism in professional fat storing cells called adipocytes. His research will impact our basic understanding of the cellular basis of fat metabolism and could lead to innovative new therapies to tackle metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes and obesity.
30 July 2020
Researchers from the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC) have been paying tribute to Bobbie Coelho, one of the OPDC’s long term fundraisers who has decided to take a step back from active fundraising activities.
28 July 2020
Collaborative Cancer Research UK-funded studies from DPAG and Oncology researchers have uncovered a new mechanism by which cancer cells adapt to the stresses they encounter as they grow and respond to therapies.
28 July 2020
Black In Neuro Week 2020 is dedicated to celebrating black excellence in neuroscience related fields. Daily social media campaigns highlight key issues and amplify the voices of the Black In Neuro community - #NeuroRacism is the focus of Tuesday 28 July. OPDC Career Development Fellow in Neurobiology Dr Dayne Beccano-Kelly has shared his experience as a black professional working in Parkinson's research in a timely article published in Parkinson's Life.
23 July 2020
The Department's Annual Report for the academic year 2019-2020 has been released. The brochure showcases a selection of the year's highlights; from a cross-section of our cutting-edge research, to notable events hosting distinguished international scholars, to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
20 July 2020
DPAG is among the departments receiving funding from the University's research respond fund to undertake COVID-19 research. As part of this effort, the Swietach lab has been studying oxygen transport in the blood of COVID-19 patients. The first results of this study are now published in the British Journal of Haematology and could pave the way for new guidelines for treating the virus.
13 July 2020
Researchers from DPAG and the Department of Psychiatry, including Dr Nikita Ved, in collaboration with The India League, are calling British Indians to voice their opinions and be a part of a seminal piece of work.
6 July 2020
Congratulations are in order to Associate Professor Duncan Sparrow, Associate Professor Kerry Walker and Dr Dan Li.
1 July 2020
Associate Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy has edited a special issue of Current Opinion of Physiology with Professor A. Jennifer Morton from the University of Cambridge. “Physiology of Sleep” compiles the latest developments in sleep research around the complex question of ‘why do we sleep?’
19 June 2020
The annual Prize Lecture from The Physiological Society will provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Lakhal-Littleton lab's work into iron control in systems physiology.
18 June 2020
A key hormone in the fetal liver has been found for the first time to play a critical role in determining iron endowment in the newborn baby. Up until now, widely held notions made in comparison to how the adult liver controls iron in the body have led to a common focus on how maternal iron status and function of the placenta determines a baby's iron status. A new study from the Lakhal-Littleton group reveals a more autonomous process takes place within the fetus than previously understood.