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Life Sciences - Feb 14
An unprecedented study of rabbit DNA spanning 150 years and thousands of miles has revealed the genetic basis for the animal's fightback - and ultimate triumph, against the deadly myxoma virus. The revelation of how rabbits evolved genetic resistance to myxomatosis through natural selection, comes as part of an international research collaboration, nearly seventy years after the lethal disease decimated species' populations of Australia, Britain and France.
Health - Feb 14
Health

Cannabis use among adolescents is found to be associated with increased risk of depression and anxiety in adulthood.

Psychology - Feb 13

Children of ethnic minority groups are over-represented for some types of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and under-represented for other types, compared to White British pupils, according to new Oxford University research.

Health - Feb 12

A team of researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University has developed a new technique that allows scientists to reliably track genetic errors in individual cancer cells, and find out how these might lead to uncontrollable growth.

Health - Feb 8

The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) has been awarded 4.5 million to accelerate clinical research to prevent illness and deaths from epidemic infectious diseases.

Psychology - Feb 13

Children of ethnic minority groups are over-represented for some types of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and under-represented for other types, compared to White British pupils, according to new Oxford University research.

Social Sciences - Feb 13

Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, have found no relationship between aggressive behaviour in teenagers and the amount of time spent playing violent video games. The study used nationally representative data from British teens and their parents alongside official E.U. and US ratings of game violence.

Social Sciences - Feb 11

Anthropologists at the University of Oxford have discovered what they believe to be seven universal moral rules. The rules: help you family, help your group, return favours, be brave, defer to superiors, divide resources fairly, and respect others' property, were found in a survey of 60 cultures from all around the world.

Health - Feb 8

GenesisCare and the University of Oxford establish innovative 10-year research partnership to improve diagnosis and care for people with cancer. GenesisCare and the University of Oxford's Department of Oncology have announced the launch of an exclusive 10-year partnership to enhance access to the latest technology in medicine to improve diagnosis, management, and treatment of cancer.





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