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Tracking the HI virus

Researchers makes visible, how AIDS pathogens multiply in the body

07-Oct-2019

An international team of researchers led by Dr Cyril Favard and Dr Delphine Muriaux from the Montpellier Infectious Disease Research Institute in collaboration with Prof. Dr Christian Eggeling from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz ...

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Researchers use AI to establish molecular tumor classification and prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer

08-Jul-2019

Treating physicians need information about the molecular subtype of the tumor if they are to provide targeted therapy for colorectal carcinoma. A research team from University Hospital Zurich and the University of Oxford have now developed a method to predict the molecular classification of ...

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Could we work together with our bacteria to stop infection?

30-May-2018

The benefits of antibiotics to both human and animal health are undisputed. However, as microbes have become increasingly resistant to antimicrobials and other drugs, scientists have become interested in new solutions to the growing superbug crisis, including the use of defensive microbes and ...

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Google provides open source library for quantum chemistry

Platform-independent solution to integrate future developments

26-Oct-2017

Since physicists have been dealing with the theoretical description of molecules, the solving of quantum mechanical equations has been a major obstacle. This is supposed to be a thing of the past with the release of an open source based system. Google has introduced such a system to the public ...

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Unknown virus in ‘throwaway’ DNA discovered

A chance discovery has opened up a new method of finding unknown viruses

07-Aug-2017

In research scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology have revealed that Next-Generation Sequencing and its associated online DNA databases could be used in the field of viral discovery. They have developed algorithms that detect DNA from viruses that happen to be in the blood or ...

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Genetic marker for resistance to malaria treatment identified

09-Nov-2016

Global efforts to try and treat and eradicate malaria are being hampered by increasing resistance of the disease-causing Plasmodium parasite to anti-malarial drugs. A new study led by the University of Oxford has identified genetic markers linked to resistance to the anti-malarial drug ...

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Hitching a ride: misfiring drugs hit the wrong targets

29-Aug-2016

It probably isn't surprising to read that pharmaceutical drugs don't always do what they're supposed to. Adverse side effects are a well-known phenomenon and something many of us will have experienced when taking medicines. Sometimes, these side effects can be caused when a drug hits the wrong ...

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Ultra-short X-ray pulses could shed new light on the fastest events in physics

18-Nov-2015

If you've ever been captivated by slow-motion footage on a wildlife documentary, or you've shuddered when similar technology is used to replay highlights from a boxing match, you'll know how impressive advancements in ultra-fast science can be. Researchers from the Department of Physics at Oxford ...

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3-D printer can build synthetic tissues

08-Apr-2013

A custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues, Oxford University scientists have demonstrated. The new type of material consists of thousands of connected water droplets, encapsulated within lipid films, which can perform some of the ...

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Miniature X-ray source using wiggling electrons

02-Oct-2009

A team at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics of Ludwig Maximilian's University of Munich and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching has succeeded in reducing X-ray sources of typically several kilometres in size to the dimensions of a dining table. This involved a new method using ...

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