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BRC supports Oxford Technology Showcase

Oxford BRC Director Prof Keith Channon (left) chaired a session on cardiovascular disease and stroke. Picture: John Cairns. The fourth annual Oxford Technology Showcase was held on Wednesday 6th July at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The event brought together experts and innovators from Oxford University, the Oxford University Hospital Trust and the Oxfordshire region. Over 300 … Read more

Data debate video and podcast now online

A video of an hour-long debate on issues around mass sharing of patient data to support research and improve patient care can now be viewed online. “Good to share? Data, research, privacy and the NHS” was held as part of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Public Open Day – Celebrating Biomedical Research on April … Read more

Hundreds enjoy BRC open day

Hundreds of people visited an open day at the John Radcliffe Hospital about biomedical research taking place in Oxford. The event showcased the work of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), a partnership between the Trust and University of Oxford to fund and support research that can benefit the NHS. It included more than … Read more

Inspiring Open Day on medical research by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

A public open day to showcase groundbreaking medical research that is taking place in Oxford across a range of conditions such as cancer and diabetes will be held at the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) next month. Talks, a tour of clinical facilities, stalls and a debate about the opportunities and challenges of sharing patient data … Read more

Get inside your own head during brain week

How do we perceive pain? How does light affect out mood? Can sound affect the taste of food? Do genes make some people more sociable? All these questions – and more – will be answered during Oxford’s Brain Awareness Week, running from 14 – 20 March. A series of interactive activities and public lectures will … Read more

Play poses big questions about medical research

“Why should the public have a say in what research gets funded and how?” and “surely doctors and researchers know best?” were among complex issues explored in a free play at Oxfordshire schools and the John Radcliffe Hospital. “People Are Messy” examined how patients and the public can influence medical research through a provocative, moving … Read more

Free performance of play about challenges of research

Residents are being invited to a free performance of a play about the ethical, political and social issues around decision-making in health research. “People Are Messy” will be held at Tingewick Hall, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on Wednesday February 10 at 2.30pm. Doors will open at 2pm. The 60-minute play is a comedy … Read more

Oxford Brain Tumour Open Day 2015

On 11 November 2015, there was an open day at the John Radcliffe Hospital for brain tumour patients and carers. The aim was to show what clinical researchers in Oxford are doing to improve diagnosis and care. The event was organised in partnership between the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Cancer Research UK … Read more

Students learn about careers in science

SIXTH form students learned about careers in science at a BRC-supported event at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital. Youngsters from seven Oxfordshire schools visited the University of Oxford’s Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism for the “Is Science For Me?” event. They had the opportunity to speak to clinicians, researchers and scientists and tour laboratory facilities … Read more

Visitors learn about brain research

Visitors to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital learned how blood flows to and around the brain during a tour of medical facilities. The Friday, September 11 tours were part of the Oxford Open Doors programme of events, where city institutions opened to the public. Friday’s two free tours – which were fully booked – was hosted … Read more

BRC supports Oxford Ebola summit

The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is among organisations supporting a conference in the city next month about the global response to Ebola. Researchers, Government leaders and industry professionals who led the worldwide fight against Ebola are to come together in Oxford for the first time since the disease was largely controlled. Speakers, including the … Read more

Immune system talk draws crowds

More than 100 people attended the latest BRC talk about the human immune system and how it can help and attack the body. The University of Oxford’s Professor Paul Bowness spoke on “Autoimmunity – when our immune system turns on our bodies” at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, on Thursday June 11. The free event … Read more

I’ll have a Pint of Science!

Pubgoers learned about the latest scientific developments at a Pint of Science event sponsored by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The BRC supported the Pint of Science event at Oxford’s Wig and Pen on Tuesday May 19. Pint of Science brings together scientists to discuss their latest research and the sold-out event was … Read more

Event tells shoppers about research

SHOPPERS learned about medical research with an event at Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, Oxford to mark International Clinical Trials Day. They spoke to patients, their relatives and NHS staff about how they can get involved in ground-breaking research for conditions like dementia and diabetes on Wednesday May 20. Alison Nicolson was on hand to … Read more

Oxford shoppers to learn about medical research

SHOPPERS will be able to learn about clinical research with an event at Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, Oxford on Wednesday May 20. They will be able to ask NHS staff about how they can get involved in ground-breaking research for conditions like dementia and diabetes at an information stand from 9am to 2pm. The … Read more

Tour visitors learn about life saving research

Visitors to the John Radcliffe Hospital on Tuesday March 10 saw how people taken to hospital for acute vascular syndromes like heart attack and stroke are helping research to save lives. A total of 16 visitors attended a fully booked tour of the University of Oxford’s Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC) as part of a programme … Read more

Public invited to research talks and exhibition

Cutting edge medical research taking place in Oxfordshire will be on show at a series of talks and exhibitions in Oxford on Wednesday, March 11. Visitors are welcome to Innovation in Healthcare Research from midday to 6pm at Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford. The free event will showcase the work of the NIHR Oxford … Read more

Whose research is it anyway?

By Sophie Petit-Zeman,   What does medical research mean to you? Scientists in lab coats wielding test tubes, a whirring scanner, or perhaps the chance to join a clinical trial assessing whether a new drug is effective?  You might reasonably reply “all of the above”, and feel you lack the knowledge or expertise to go much … Read more

WATCH: Simple approach to research is key to improving stroke treatment

Stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK but world class research is helping cut the number of deaths and improve prevention. In the latest Oxford Biomedical Research Centre public talk, clinical neurologist Professor Peter Rothwell outlines leading stroke and related dementia research. He examines how new understanding is pioneering  earlier recognition of … Read more

WATCH: Research open day highlights

Hundreds visited last month’s research open day, but if you missed out you can now catch up on the highlights here. Interactive exhibitions showcased the breadth and importance of the centre’s research and the public had the chance to tour would-class research facilities including the £13m Acute Vascular Imaging Centre. The event was  attended by … Read more