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Oxford receives £16.5m for psychosis research

Researchers at Oxford University are to lead a research programme into the antipsychotic properties of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is one of the chemicals found in marijuana but it is distinct...

Oxford receives £16.5m for psychosis research

Researchers at Oxford University are to lead a research programme into the antipsychotic properties of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is one of the chemicals found in...

“The longer we don’t reduce emissions, it’s turning into effect”: Oxford environmental scientists discuss ways to tackle climate change

“Climate change is a real threat,” a Harvard Medical School article on anxiety about climate change stated. According to a report by the World...

Oxford-led study finds concerning levels of PFAS chemicals in Norwegian Arctic ice, posing risks to ecosystems

An Oxford-led study found that the Norwegian Arctic ice in Svalbard is contaminated with worrisome levels of PFAS chemicals, threatening downstream wildlife.  Dr. William F...

At least 90% of the world population to face the combined consequences of extreme heat and drought, Oxford study says

On July 19, 2022, a temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius was measured in the UK village Coningsby, which turned out to be the highest...

MRI study involving Oxford researchers finds brain differences in children with language learning difficulties

A child is quiet. He has difficulty reading and writing. He struggles to choose the proper words to express himself. He talks like someone...

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine: Four Year PhD Scholars Programme

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford is a large, multi-disciplinary department, which aims to tackle some of the world’s biggest health challenges by integrating...

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...

Generation Sharent: Are Hyper-Exposed Children the Price of Social Media Fame?

"While parents' desire to share the lives of their little ones are often borne out of the best intentions, a child’s right to determine the course of their lives on their own terms, on-and-offline, should take precedence."

Meta-perverse: on the inherent misogyny of the technology and gaming industry

"Despite voicing intent to take action, the victim-blaming of female beta testers in the metaverse only echoes Facebook’s inherent misogyny that, unlike their re-brand, has not been resolved."

Broader system challenges for net-zero energy transition

"Despite the availability of technologies and abundance of resources, the net zero ambition remains far from realisation – this shows that technical restructuring is likely not the main obstacle hindering energy transitions."

Could the pandemic get worse, again? And can we anticipate the future of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or of any organism?

"Fitness landscapes appear everywhere from the social sciences to string theory/cosmology, and is arguably one of the most powerful tools in science to conceive of problems with large spaces."

Pig transplants: the science behind the dilemma

"David Bennett is perhaps a name you’ve heard quite frequently since the last week or so. On the 7th of January 2022, he became the first man in the world to successfully receive a transplant of a pig’s heart."

Humanness in AI: the Turing Test and a technology based on deception

"Without genuine semantic understanding of the language output, AI ethics is particularly difficult to navigate when it comes to chatbot technology."

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