University of Oxford

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University of Oxford  
Health - May 23
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people (such as the unexpected near fatal cardiac arrest suffered by the-then 23 year old footballer Fabrice Muamba), but the microscopic heart muscle abnormalities behind these tragic events can only be picked up in a post-mortem.
Health - May 22

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people (such as the unexpected near fatal cardiac arrest suffered by the-then 23 year old footballer Fabrice Muamba), but the microscopic heart muscle abnormalities behind these tragic events can only be picked up in a post-mortem.

Environment - Apr 30

Record breaking heatwaves and droughts in North America and Western Europe, torrential rainfalls and floods in South-East Europe and Japan - the summer of 2018 brought a series of extreme weather events that occurred almost simultaneously around the Northern Hemisphere in June and July.

Life Sciences - Apr 15

In an era of always-on information, it is surprising how little we know about key biological aspects of animal species worldwide. A paper published this week in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  (PNAS) reveals that fundamental pieces of information, such as fertility and surviva

Health - Apr 5

Research by Oxford University academics has found little evidence of a relationship between screen time and wellbeing in adolescents. Based on data from more than 17,000 teenagers, the study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.

Computer Science - May 16

A new "demographic inference" tool developed by academics can make predictions based solely on the information in a person's social media profile (i.e. screen name, biography, profile photo, and name). The tool-which works in 32 languages-could pave the way for views expressed on social media to be factored in to popular survey methods.

Health - Apr 25
Health

Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface.

Palaeontology - Apr 10
Palaeontology

An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers, the group that includes the sea pig and its relatives, according to a new article published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B .

Computer Science - Mar 29

A group of Oxford researchers have today announced the development of a sophisticated AI platform, capable of beating even the best human players at a game that is thought to be most challenging to machine learning platforms.





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