2 June 2017
We are delighted to announce that Esther Becker is one of two winners of the 2016 UK Golden Triangle Discovery Fast Track Challenge.
Professor David Paterson part of consortium awarded $8.6m grant from the National Institutes of Health.
3 January 2017
A consortium directed by Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar at UCLA has received a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The consortium hopes to map the heart’s nervous system, ultimately developing new treatments for cardiovascular disease.
8 December 2016
The heart is one of the first organs to form during mammalian development and, in a human, was thought to form a beating structure from 3 weeks following conception. But now new imaging techniques have shown that the process occurs even earlier.
30 November 2016
You’ve probably heard people say they enjoy running because it lets them switch off. Perhaps you feel that way yourself. Well recent research in mice suggests there may actually be a scientific basis for this, because brain activity really does decrease when you’re performing a simple, repetitive action. What’s more, while running may tire your body out, such exercise might actually reduce your brain’s need for sleep.
16 November 2016
Scientists have identified the neural pathway in male fruit flies that allows them to perform their complex mating ritual, paving the way for deeper studies into sexual behavior and how it can be modified by social experience.
3 November 2016
Emma Bardsley won two prizes: BHF CRE Annual Symposium 2016: 19/9/2016 - Runner Up Poster Prize and OXION Annual Symposium 2016: 30/9/2016 - Winner of the Journal of General Physiology Poster Prize
14 October 2016
When does our heart first start to beat? Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at eight days after conception in mice, which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.
29 September 2016
DPAG's Susan Hammond spoke to The Naked Scientist about her research into spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
29 September 2016
James Cantley pitched his GaitThaw project at the EIT Health Headstart/Proof-of-Concept Awards in Dublin on 5 September 2016, winning the award.
23 September 2016
Professor Matthew Wood's group has found a promising treatment for degenerative disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of child death.
23 August 2016
A study from Oxford and Basel universities may point the way to maintaining our immune systems as we get older.
9 August 2016
A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones rather than carbs or fat allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, an Oxford-led study has reported in journal Cell Metabolism. The supplement, which will be commercially available within the year, works by temporarily switching the primary source of cellular energy from glucose or fat to ketones - molecules derived from fat that are known to be elevated in people consuming a low-carb, Atkins-like, diet.
9 August 2016
Oxford University researchers have discovered what causes a switch to flip in our brains and wake us up. The discovery, published in the journal Nature, brings us closer to understanding the mystery of sleep.