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University of Oxford

Collegiate research university and one of the world's leading universities

Oxford is a truly international university, bringing together the best and brightest minds from around the world. Our 13,000 staff and 22,000 students come from a wide range of backgrounds and over 140 countries and territories, making Oxford a diverse and dynamic place to work and study.

Ranked number one in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education World Rankings, we are at the forefront of the full range of academic disciplines, including medical sciences; mathematical, physical and life sciences; humanities; and social sciences. As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, we have long traditions of scholarship, but we are also forward-looking, creative and cutting-edge. Oxford is one of Europe's most entrepreneurial universities: we rank first in the UK for university spin-outs, with more than 130 companies created to date. We are also recognised as leaders in support for social enterprise.

Oxford’s collegiate system lies at the heart of our success, giving academics and students the benefit of belonging to a large, internationally renowned institution and to an intimate, interdisciplinary academic community. Employers consistently report that Oxford graduates have excellent employability skills such as problem-solving, leadership and communication: 95 per cent of Oxford leavers are in employment or further study six months after graduating.

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Knowledge exchange network aiming to improve health in old age

University of Oxford Blog Posts

Chocolate - an innocent pleasure

Chocolate - an innocent pleasure

Dark chocolate that retains flavonoids during manufacture could be good for your heart and mental health

University of Oxford Creations

Green Templeton College Human Welfare Conference 2021


Online event about healthy ageing and the opportunities of longevity organized by University of Oxford. (FREE)


AI-based ultrasound diagnostic support tool for coronary artery disease.

People at University of Oxford

Sir Christopher Ball

Honorary Fellow at the University of Oxford

Denis Noble

British biologist and Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Oxford

Ghada Alsaleh

Principal Investigator at the University of Oxford

Katja Simon

Professor of Immunology at the Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology at the University of Oxford

Rebecca Kelly

DPhil Candidate in Population Health at the University of Oxford

Jemma C Hopewell

Professor of Precision Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford Population Health and current co-chair of CARDIoGRAMplusC4D

Robin Jacoby

Emeritus Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and Author

Roger Goodman

British social scientist and academic, specialising in Japanese studies

Apostolos Tsiachristas

Associate Professor at University of Oxford

Hagan Bayley

Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford

Martin Ellison

Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

Anika Knuppel

Experienced nutritional epidemiologist published in high impact research journals

Ramon Luengo-Fernandez

Associate Professor at the University of Oxford.

Tamas Jozsa

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Oxford.

Hiroko Costantini

Marie Curie Research Fellow at University of Oxford.

Mary Daly

Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Oxford.

Sir Michael Dixon

Prinicpal of Green Templetion College at the University of Oxford.

Stuart Redding

Project Lead at Centre for Health Service Economics & Organisation, University of Oxford.

Phil Clare

Deputy Director, Research Services at University of Oxford.

Karl Morten

Principle Investigator at the University of Oxford.

University of Oxford News

Galleri blood test: a step closer to early cancer detection

BBC - 02-Jun-2023

Offers promising results in the detection, and original site, of over 50 types of cancer in major NHS study


Telomere length may have protective effects against dementia-provide a pathway for future research

Oxford Population Health - 22-Mar-2023

Associations between telomere length and endophenotypes could help treat neurodegenerative disease


UK life expectancy dropping relative to other countries

Sky News - 16-Mar-2023

Driven by income inequality and resulting larger fall in poorer groups


England and Wales see slight increase in life expectancy in 2021 - official figure to follow

BBC - 17-Oct-2022

Only 4 out of 31 countries studies have seen their period life expectancy recover since 2020


Excessive alcohol consumption may age you faster by accelerating your biological age

Interesting Engineering - 28-Jul-2022

Alcohol consumption causes telomere shortening, leading to several age-related diseases


Lab-made synthetic nerve transmits signal within a microsecond

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) - 28-Apr-2022

Light-driven artificial nerve could one day be used for medical devices or implants to cure diseases


Eating just five portions of vegetables may not protect your heart

BBC - 21-Feb-2022

Researchers say balanced diet with healthy lifestyle helps reduce risk of many diseases


New blood test accurately detects cancer in patients with early symptoms

Guardian - 05-Jan-2022

Game changer in cancer treatment by improving early access to drugs and thereby survival rates


Processed meat increases the risk of dying from heart disease

Guardian - 21-Jul-2021

Impact stems from saturated fat and salt - no effect seen in poultry


A 3D-printed Third Thumb allows more functional activities with one hand

University College London (UCL) - 20-May-2021

Revolutionary wireless prosthetic thumb with effective adapatability in the brain


Alcohol consumption even in small amounts can damage your brain health

Guardian - 18-May-2021

Intake of any alcoholic beverages linked to reduce grey matter volume - worsening brain function


British diet can fuel heart disease risk in midlife adults

Independent - 23-Apr-2021

Limit traditional British diet like white bread, fruit juice, and sugar to avoid the risk of heart disease & death


New survey says, only 2 of 5 UK adults controlled high blood pressure

Nuffield Department of Population Health - 11-Mar-2021

Despite inexpensive & readily available treatment, some remain untreated and some didn't respond to drugs well


Just 70 grams of red or processed meat increases risk of heart disease, diabetes

Guardian - 03-Mar-2021

But increased risk mainly due to higher weight - less significant when BMI accounted for


After covid vaccine, Oxford to tackle antibiotic resistance

BBC - 19-Jan-2021

Expert researchers to address antibiotic resistance with the £100m fund by Ineos


Benefits of exercise for heart health are limitless

Nuffield Department of Population Health - 13-Jan-2021

Highest level of physical activity proved to reduce the chance of dying from heart disease


Covid-19 has reverted life expectancy levels back to 2010

Guardian - 10-Dec-2020

Coronavirus slashed the upward trend of life expectancy in England and Wales


Veganism may weaken your bones and lead to fractures

Independent - 23-Nov-2020

Vegans are at higher risk of broken bones when compared to people who eat meat


Honey better than antibiotics in treating respiratory symptoms

Independent - 20-Aug-2020

With its many benefits, clinicians recommend it as an effective alternative


AstraZeneca partners up with Daiichi Sankyo for cancer drug

Guardian - 27-Jul-2020

New drug could become the best one to target and treat multiple tumours in the future


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