6 June 2018
Why do we celebrate the International Clinical Trials Day?
25 May 2018
To understand how vaccines work, it helps to look first at how the immune system works, because vaccines harness the natural activity of your immune system. This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease.
24 April 2018
Typhoid has been virtually eliminated in industrialised nations, but the disease still kills more than 140,000 people annually in developing countries. With the alarming spread of drug-resistant typhoid across Africa and Asia, this number could continue to rise.
18 April 2018
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.
4 April 2018
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.
28 March 2018
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).
28 March 2018
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.
28 February 2018
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.
24 January 2018
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.
4 October 2017
A new technique allowing drugs or vaccines to be encapsulated within tiny biodegradable particles could see an end booster jabs
3 October 2017
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.
2 October 2017
Hannah Robinson and Sarah Loving from the Department of Paediatrics were recognised in the annual awards hosted by the Thames Valley Clinical Research Network
29 September 2017
Byline: Andrew Pollard and Katherine Theiss-Nyland, Oxford Vaccine Group, Oxford University
29 August 2017
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.
30 March 2017
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