Launching a typhoid vaccine study in Nepal

Launching a typhoid vaccine study in Nepal

Research

On November 20, 2017, the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC) vaccinated the first of 20,000 children against typhoid, successfully launching a study to assess the impact of typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) in preventing typhoid among children in Nepal.

A third of health practitioners do not get vaccinated against flu

A third of health practitioners do not get vaccinated against flu

Flu vaccination uptake amongst healthcare workers in England is below the NHS target of 75%. Reasons may include mixed views on the vaccine’s effectiveness, side effects and belief they are unlikely to catch or transmit flu. Andrew J. Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Paediatrics, provided an expert commentary on a recent study investigating this phenomenon.

Oxford Vaccine Group leads meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers

Oxford Vaccine Group leads meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers

Public Engagement Research

Researchers are working with schools around the county to find 24,000 volunteers aged 16 to 18 years to take part in the Be on the TEAM (Teenagers Against Meningitis) trial, led by the Oxford Vaccine Group at the Oxford University's Paediatrics Department with funding and support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Be on the TEAM: TEenagers Against Meningitis

Be on the TEAM: TEenagers Against Meningitis

Public Engagement Research

The Oxford Vaccine Group are inviting students in school year 12 to take part in a research project to understand whether immunising teenagers with vaccines against ‘Meningitis B’ could protect them and the rest of the community against these potentially deadly bacteria. This is a national study involving 24 000 year 12 students across the United Kingdom. Teenagers at participating schools are being asked to take part by local research teams involved.

Medical Sciences heads to the Big Bang Fair

Medical Sciences heads to the Big Bang Fair

Public Engagement

Researchers from NDORMS, the Department of Oncology and Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics attend the Big Bang Fair 2018 to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Mildred Iro wins best paediatrics paper of 2017!

Mildred Iro wins best paediatrics paper of 2017!

Awards & Appointments Publication Research

Mildred Iro, a Paediatric Research Fellow working with the Oxford Vaccine Group, won the Lorber Prize for the best paediatric publication of 2017 for her work on childhood encephalitis admissions.

Turing and Oxford Psychiatry join forces on machine learning and mood disorder research

Turing and Oxford Psychiatry join forces on machine learning and mood disorder research

The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford are launching a new collaboration bringing together the fields of psychiatry and data science. In partnership, Turing and Oxford will be developing language processing techniques that are effective for the assessment of mood.

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

General Research

A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization. By James Gallagher, Health and science reporter, BBC News website

New technology could allow multiple vaccines to be delivered in single jab

New technology could allow multiple vaccines to be delivered in single jab

Research

A new technique allowing drugs or vaccines to be encapsulated within tiny biodegradable particles could see an end booster jabs

OSPREA and OVG's recruitment success for study of maternal vaccines against RSV

OSPREA and OVG's recruitment success for study of maternal vaccines against RSV

General Research

The Oxford Safer Pregnancy Alliance [OSPREA] and the Oxford Vaccine Group [OVG] have recently undertaken a successful recruitment drive for a study of maternal immunisation to prevent infant Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] infection.

Winners at the Thames Valley Health Research Awards

Winners at the Thames Valley Health Research Awards

General Public Engagement Research

Hannah Robinson and Sarah Loving from the Department of Paediatrics were recognised in the annual awards hosted by the Thames Valley Clinical Research Network

Good news in the fight against typhoid: new vaccine study shows promising results

Good news in the fight against typhoid: new vaccine study shows promising results

Research

Byline: Andrew Pollard and Katherine Theiss-Nyland, Oxford Vaccine Group, Oxford University

Understanding RSV, a major cause of respiratory illness in infants.

Understanding RSV, a major cause of respiratory illness in infants.

General Parents and Carers Public Engagement Research

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of the most common reasons for young infants to be admitted to hospital, and globally is second only to malaria as a cause of death in infants between 1 and 12 months of age. In the UK it mostly occurs from October to February, causing a wave of infections that stretch the capacity of children’s wards to their limits.

Oxford vaccine test volunteers infected with typhoid

Oxford vaccine test volunteers infected with typhoid

General Research

The Oxford Vaccine Group, part of University of Oxford, gave 99 volunteers a drink laced with live Salmonella Typhi bacteria a month after vaccinating them. Between 40% and 50% of the volunteers for the trial were students, Healthcare professionals were allowed to take part if they were not in patient-facing jobs or if they were willing to take around 3-4 weeks off work to be infected

BBC: Would you trial an Ebola vaccine?

BBC: Would you trial an Ebola vaccine?

General

BBC's Catrin Nye visited the Oxford Vaccine Group to find out about the quest for an Ebola vaccine.

International consortium, including OVG, receives $36.9 million grant to fight Typhoid

International consortium, including OVG, receives $36.9 million grant to fight Typhoid

Awards & Appointments Research

Typhoid fever kills almost a quarter of a million people annually and infects about 21 million.

Going Viral

Going Viral

Honorary member of OVG, Mary Warrell talks about Rabies in this new podcast from the Medical Sciences Division

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