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New research to radically alter our understanding of synaptic development

Publication Research

A new study from the Molnár group on the role of regulated synaptic vesicular release in specialised synapse formation has made it to the cover of Cerebral Cortex.

Being "in the zone": how waking activity controls sleep need

Publication Research Vyazovskiy Group News

A new study from the Vyazovskiy group suggests that how and where we spend our time while awake impacts how much we need to sleep - it does not only depend on how long we are awake.

Gero Miesenböck to deliver The Physiological Society's Annual Review Prize Lecture

Awards and Honours CNCB

The Annual Review Prize Lecture is The Physiological Society's most prestigious lecture.

New target identified to develop treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Cardiac Theme Publication Research

A new study from the Smart group has shed light on a key regulatory step in the initiation and progression of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by revealing the protective role of a previously little known small protein.

New research grant to Pawel Swietach to further understanding of propionic acidemia

Awards and Honours Cardiac Theme

A new collaborative project led by the Swietach group funded by the Propionic Acidemia Foundation will investigate the disease mechanisms and risk factors for cardiac disease caused by a severe inherited disorder.

Physiology drawings enhance our understanding of the 'Amazing Body'

Outreach

Visiting academic Dr Lizzie Burns received an outreach grant from The Physiological Society to create a novel set of engaging drawings for adult colouring-in to learn about our remarkable human body. Dr Burns has collaborated with members of The Society, including DPAG's Heidi de Wet, Peter Robbins, Keith Dorrington and Andrew King, to illustrate a wide range of physiological topics.

Two DPAG pioneers honoured on Sherrington Building Plaques

EDI News Head of Department's News

Honouring the heritage of pioneering physiologists Sir Charles Sherrington and Florence Buchanan. "Commemorating both pioneers together highlights the importance of advocacy and mentoring that was evident over a century ago as equality was championed." (David Paterson)

Head of Department on the real value of research

Head of Department's News

Head of Department Professor David Paterson joins Lord David Willets, Dame Ottoline Leyser and Priya Guha in discussing the future priorities for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) - summaries are now published in The Foundation for Science and Technology Journal.

Celebrating International Women's Day

EDI News

100 years since women were admitted as full members of the University of Oxford, women now hold vital posts at all levels of this institution. Meet six amazing women from DPAG.

Researcher publishes children's book of the brain

Postdoctoral Publication

Betina Ip, a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow based in NDCN, formerly a postdoctoral research scientist in DPAG, has written a book for children: The Usborne Book of the Brain and How it Works.

Iain Pears in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: An insight into Willis era Oxford through writing "An Instance of the Fingerpost"

Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to author and historian Iain Pears to better understand "a time and place of great intellectual, religious, scientific and political ferment" in which Thomas Willis lived and worked.

Thomas Willis (1621 - 1675) 400th Birthday - Petra Hofmann in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: The Willis Legacy in St John's College Library

Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár and St John's College Librarian Dr Petra Hofmann explore the extraordinary collection of Thomas Willis's books and rare letters held by the library 400 years after his birth.

Drug trial that could improve respiratory recovery from COVID-19 now underway

Research

A clinical trial has commenced this week to test whether a drug called almitrine can help people who are seriously ill with COVID-19 to recover from the disease.

Thomas Willis (1621 - 1675) 400th Birthday - Miloš Judaš in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: What we learn from translating the works of Willis

Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Professor Miloš Judaš for a unique comparison of Thomas Willis's profound discoveries and medical terminology in his original Latin tongue and the first English translations.

Thomas Willis (1621 - 1675) 400th Birthday - Kevin Talbot in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: Exploring the medical cases of Thomas Willis

Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Professor Kevin Talbot about Willis's insights into the patients he encountered and his descriptions of their symptoms that could arguably be used for teaching today.

Same genome, different worlds: How a similar brain causes sexually dimorphic behaviours

CNCB Goodwin Group News Publication Research

A new paper from the Goodwin group based in DPAG's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour has shown how males and females are programmed differently in terms of sex.

Thomas Willis (1621 - 1675) 400th Birthday - Alastair Compston in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: An insight into the writings of Willis

Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Professor Emeritus of Neurology Alastair Compston FRS about the deeply influential texts written by the Founder of Neurology Thomas Willis four centuries ago.

New form of gift wrap drives male reproductive success

Publication Research Wilson Group News

The transfer of complex mixtures of signals and nutrients between individuals is a key step in several biologically important events in our lives, such as breastfeeding and sexual intercourse. However, we know relatively little about the ways in which the molecular gifts involved are packaged to ensure their successful delivery to the recipient.

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