16 January 2020
We experience a wide range of sounds at varying levels. The brain's auditory neurons constantly adapt their responses to changes in sound level to help us perceive and understand what we hear. King Group researchers have previously demonstrated how these neurons do this and have now produced new evidence for exactly where this happens in the brain and the perceptual consequences of these adaptations.
15 January 2020
The severity of Zika virus-related deformations in babies has been shown to be affected by environmental factors such as maternal nutrition. The study was partially funded by a joint MRC Grant between DPAG's Professor Zoltán Molnár and Associate Professor Patricia Garcez of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
10 January 2020
A news and views article review published in Nature Immunology by Domingos Group researchers examines significant recent research revealing how group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s), the cells responsible for protecting the gut and maintaining intestinal homeostasis, are regulated. In doing so, they also reveal important new research avenues of ILCs activation in the body.
8 January 2020
For many years, we have been using beta-blockers to neutralise a specific stress hormone and prevent dangerous heart rhythms following a heart attack. However, a new study led by Associate Professor Neil Herring and published in the European Heart Journal has uncovered evidence for an additional stress hormone acting as a key trigger for dangerous heart rhythms that is not currently targeted by these drugs.
7 January 2020
UCLA Researchers in collaboration with DPAG researchers from the Paterson and Herring Groups have identified a biomarker for increased risk of early mortality in patients with heart failure. Associate Professor Neil Herring is senior author.
6 January 2020
Prof Robin Klemm will be joining our department in June 2020 as the Associate Professor of Physiological Metabolism. Research in the Klemm lab focuses primarily on understanding the molecular cell biology of professional fat storing cells called white adipocytes.
3 January 2020
It's a new year (and a new decade!) and many of us will be looking to turn over a new leaf when it comes to diet and lifestyle. But - as anyone who's tried one will know - diets are very difficult to stick to. In a new episode of the Big Questions podcast, Associate Professor Heidi de Wet answers "Why do diets fail?". She also provides some great tips for a healthier lifestyle along the way!
19 December 2019
A new study led by Dr Armin Lak suggests that we learn best when we make decisions outside of our comfort zone, and sheds light on how the brain might achieve this.
11 December 2019
A new review from the Domingos Lab, authored by Chelsea Larabee, Oliver Neeley and Ana Domingos, examines the intersection between neuroimmunology and immunometabolism, and in doing so reveals the existence of an exciting new area of study.
10 December 2019
Associate Professor Ana Domingos reviews the identification of the hormone leptin and explores its significance in the function of immune cells in obesity.
5 December 2019
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the ninth consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
28 November 2019
Event video for the inaugural John Scott Haldane Lecture 2019, delivered by Professor Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS on Thursday 21 November 2019 in the Sherrington Large Lecture Theatre.
22 November 2019
The new series is held in honour of British Physiologist John Scott Haldane, known as the father of oxygen therapy.
18 November 2019
Oxford University's Shared Parental Leave (SPL) scheme enables parents to share a period of leave and pay following the birth or adoption of their child. Several departmental members who have used the scheme report valuable increased bonding with their children.
In Remembrance of distinguished former Oxford Physiology students who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions in the First World War
8 November 2019
On Remembrance Day 2019, 101 years on from the ending of the First World War, we remember two of our former students who were awarded the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system.
8 November 2019
"A Year of Progress" was held in the Sherrington Library on Wednesday 6 November 2019.
7 November 2019
Congratulations are in order for Wellcome Trust doctoral student Cristina Blanco Duque, the winner of the Travel Award and the Award for Best Contribution at the International Conference of Advanced Sleep Modulation Technologies.
4 November 2019
Our Researchers at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre have shown that cell recycling in Parkinson’s may play a more complex role than previously thought.