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HIV cure hope thanks to collaboration

Researchers are hopeful of a cure for HIV after treating the first patient with a promising new treatment that could kill all traces of the virus. A partnership sparked by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is behind this collaborative UK effort for the new … Read more

Treatment targets HIV’s last hiding place

Picture: Wellcome Trust UK scientists may have found a way to destroy HIV’s last refuge. A study by Oxford University has confirmed that a treatment developed by a British company can remove the virus in its chosen hiding place, in laboratory conditions, offering hope of a viable treatment. Professor Lucy Dorrell and her team at … Read more

New clinical trial to tackle hard-to-treat leukaemia

A new clinical trial at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital plans to study the safety of a new experimental drug to treat a form of leukaemia, called Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Acute myeloid leukaemia is the most common aggressive blood cancer and there are about 2,200 new cases in the UK each year. It can be hard … Read more

Nomination for BRC-backed blood project

A project supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre has been nominated for a leading patient safety award. The Real-Time Blood Transfusion Data and Decision Support project has been nominated in the Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety category for the Patient Safety Awards 2015, organised by the Health Service Journal and the … Read more