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COVID-19: Study shows that travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic

Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human mobility was predictive of the spread of the epidemic in China.

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Open data is a leap forward in how we tackle global disease outbreaks

The scope of COVID-19 transmission is global, but we have in place a global understanding that enables a better-informed global response than has ever been possible before.

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COVID–19 has intensified concerns about misinformation. Here's what our past research says about these issues

The production and the spread of misinformation have become major concerns for scholars, policy makers, and commentators across the world.

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China's Announcement on Wildlife Trade - What’s New and What Does It Mean?

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Contagion: the systemic risks of globalisation

The spread of COVID-19 is alarming. But not surprising. Globalisation creates systemic risks. More flows between countries make risks more contagious.

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What is Life? Sir Paul Nurse unites history, science and philosophy at the 2020 James Martin Memorial Lecture

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German Federal Minister of Finance explores job automation and innovation with Future of Work programme

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Using the Power of Deep Learning for Clinical Risk Prediction

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Bank of England chief economist lays out the costs of income insecurity for UK households

Income insecurity and its impact on households is the economic scourge of the early 21st century for the UK, the Bank of England’s chief economist told an audience at the Oxford Martin School today (28 February).

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BP’s climate goals – do they go far enough?

It’s not often that environmental campaigners find themselves siding with the CEO of one of the world’s largest mining firms.

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Research reveals link between high cholesterol levels and risk of aortic valve disease

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford have found that while having high cholesterol levels does not influence your risk of aortic or mitral valve regurgitation, it does increase your risk of developing another major heart valve disease - aortic stenosis.

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Coronavirus: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are the main gates for importation in Africa

Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces. But these countries are also among the best equipped on the continent to quickly detect and deal with new cases.

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Could your idea tip the balance on climate change and win €1000?

Submit your ‘runaway solution’ to global warming for a chance to win €1000 and pitch your winning idea to the Post-Carbon Transition team.

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