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Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories

People who may be exposed to trauma can train themselves to think in a way that could protect them from PTSD symptoms, according to a study from Kings College London and Oxford University.

Watch: Virtual Reality Helps Cure Paranoia

23 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Virtual reality headsets could provide the setting for mental health clinics of the future, at least according to a new study coming out of Oxford University. For the first time, researchers have used VR to treat paranoia by allowing...Show More Summary

VR headsets can be used to help cure paranoia, study shows - CNET

We're just now learning about the wonders of virtual reality, and a new study from Oxford University is showing a medicinal side to the tech platform.

Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford acquires rare map of Middle-earth annotated by Tolkien

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Bodleian Libraries has acquired a recently-discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien, which reveals his remarkable vision of the creatures, topography and heraldry of his imagined world where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. Show More Summary

New Study Warns of Apocalypse Within Five Years

A team of researchers at Oxford University, the Global Challenges Foundation and the Global Priorities Project recently issued a report, “Global Catastrophic Risks.” In it, they discuss and issue rankings for events than can eliminate ten-percent or more of the human population within the next five years....

The ABS and the Art of History Writing

In April we began a series of reviews on John Fea's recent book, The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). The series contained two reviews, one review by Elesha Coffman and the other by Candy Gunther Brown. Show More Summary

Large Friend Network Kills Pain Better Than Morphine, Oxford Study Suggests

A friend in need is a friend indeed and when you're in pain they're even better - and the more friends you have, the more physical pain you can tolerate, new research from the University of Oxford suggests.

Microsculpture

Levon Bliss’ stunning collection of insect macro photography. Each portrait was painstakingly made from 8,000 to 10,000 photos. Prints of the portraits will be shown at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from 5/27 to 10/30/16, and you can deep zoom them here.

Gene Therapy Shows Long-Term Benefit for Treating Rare Blindness

Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new University of Oxford research published today shows.

An Apple a Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away: Michelle Obama Is Right

Eating fresh fruit daily can improve your life. A recent article from investigators in Beijing, China, and the University of Oxford, England has shown how much this simple change in your diet can help you. In the clinical trial performed...Show More Summary

Friends 'better than morphine'

People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, Oxford University researchers have found. Katerina Johnson, a doctoral student in the University's Department of Experimental Psychology, was studying whether differences in our neurobiology may help explain why some of us have larger social networks than others. read more

This Photographer Transforms Insects Into Art

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

You can check out Levon Biss's up-close bug portraits at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History next month.

Poorer patients in UK less likely to get hip replacements

A study conducted by the universities of Liverpool and Oxford has found that "Inconsistent and inequitable" hip fracture treatment in the UK means deprived patients and those admitted at weekends are least likely to receive the recommended...Show More Summary

The top 13 universities in Britain with the most employable graduates

The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge may continually rank in the top two spots for overall excellence. However, they have failed to claim the top two positions for having the highest level of graduate prospects —Show More Summary

Study examines factors affecting whether women choose a medical research career

Unless exposed to positive research experience and role models during their medical education and training, women are unlikely to consider careers in academic medicine seriously. That's one conclusion of an Oxford University study published in The Lancet. Show More Summary

How Africa can close its continent-wide science funding gap

Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford The idea that Africa's development depends critically on science, technology and innovation is embodied in the African Union's Agenda 2063. This document emphasises economies that are led by innovation and driven by knowledge. Show More Summary

Biomarker discovery offers hope for new TB vaccine

A team of scientists led by Oxford University have made a discovery that could improve our chances of developing an effective vaccine against Tuberculosis. The researchers have identified new biomarkers for Tuberculosis (TB) which have shown for the first time why immunity from the widely used Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is so variable. Show More Summary

Howard Marks — drug legalization activist and ‘Mr Nice’ — dies at age 70

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Howard Marks, a major British drug smuggler turned cannabis legalisation campaigner and bestselling author, has died of bowel cancer aged 70, British media reported on Monday. Marks graduated from Oxford University in the 1960s before embarking on an international criminal career spanning two...

New Shakespeare First Folio discovered

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A new William Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original collection of 36 plays published in 1623, has been discovered on a Scottish island, the University of Oxford said Thursday. Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford University, authenticated the First Folio as genuine, making it one of the most valuable books in the world. Show More Summary

Shakespeare First Folio Discovered On Scottish Island

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Emma Smith, professor of Shakespeare studies at Oxford University, said her first reaction on being told the stately home was claiming to have an original First Folio was: ‘Like hell they have.'”

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