24 August 2017
This September Professor Paul Riley will be joining the British Heart Foundation (BHF) fundraising campaign along with a group of BHF-funded Professors from research labs across the UK.
23 August 2017
As part of the Department's ongoing programme of refurbishment, the Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre entrance has recently been given a new lease of life.
23 August 2017
Nicoletta Surdo, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department, has been announced as the judges’ runner-up in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) national ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.
24 April 2017
Professor David Paterson has been awarded the 2018 Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship from the American Physiological Society.
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.
15 June 2016
An image of a whole embryonic mouse heart at 13 days after fertilisation has been shortlisted in a competition run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
20 October 2015
We depend on electrical waves to regulate the rhythm of our heartbeat. When those signals go awry, the result is a potentially fatal arrhythmia. Now, a team of researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and Stony Brook University has found a way to precisely control these waves – using light. Their results are published in the journal Nature Photonics.
4 November 2014
Professor David Paterson, Associate Head of the Medical Sciences Division (Education) and professor in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
10 July 2014
The Peter Beaconfield prizes are intended to reward young researchers who are capable of escaping from the stereotype of narrow specialisation to engage with translational medicine, and display a wider grasp of the significance and potential applicability of their research
11 May 2014
Many congratulations go to both Prof Paul Riley and Prof John Stein on their recent election as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Novel mechanistic insights of a small molecule that blocks the ‘funny current’ in the heart: Therapeutic potential
25 March 2014
Scientists from the Departments of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics and Pharmacology at the University of Oxford have discovered that a well-known, generic drug (‘drug X’), the safety of which is well documented, acts as a low-dose, heart rate lowering agent by targeting the if current.