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First trial for childhood illness vaccine

Oxford University researchers supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre have successfully completed the first human trial of a vaccine for a common virus that is particularly dangerous to infants. After fifty years of failed attempts around the world, a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a major cause of respiratory disease, may now … Read more

Vital signs for newborns standardised

New reference ranges for children’s heart and breathing rates have been produced by Oxford University scientists to help doctors assess these vital signs. The new reference charts, based on an analysis of 69 studies including a total of some 143,000 children, differ widely from existing guidelines in use. The researchers, led by Dr Matthew Thompson … Read more