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