Oxford's oldest student newspaper

Independent since 1920

Matthew Clark

How can we cure Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects over 10% of people over 65. The observable symptoms painfully familiar: Difficulty with language, confusion and...

Why the human genome still isn’t fully complete

The original Human genome project was started in 1990, and aimed to determine the entire sequence within 15 years. In 2000, a rough draft...

Analysis: Should children be allowed on TikTok?

This is the question that Oxford University researchers are asking after their research finds that the fast-paced video app could be ruining the attention...

Oxford researchers crack sweet potato mystery

For over a century, the evolution of the sweet potato has been a huge mystery. New research from Oxford’s Plant Sciences department has revealed a key missing link that completely changes the prevailing understanding of not only this crop, but also migratory history of early humans.

Paxlovid: How a new oral drug against COVID-19 was designed

Despite progress with vaccinations, the highly contagious Omicron variant has caused cases to surge. Along with other UK approved drugs such as Merck’s Molnupiravir, Pfizer’s oral treatment, Paxlovid, could be a useful tool for doctors to treat patients.

The shotgun approach: How viruses mutate and evolve

up. A new collaborative study from Oxford and Dundee could help us to understand exactly which mutations will be the most deadly, allowing us to design new vaccines before its too late.

Bodleian celebrates 400 Years of the Oxford Botanical Garden

Anniversary celebrations are continuing throughout the 24th of October in the form of an exhibition entitled ‘Roots to Seeds’.