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Research emphasises need for COVID-19 vigilance in tight-knit communities

Small, close-knit communities are at high risk for rapid, intense COVID outbreaks, especially if they haven’t yet experienced outbreaks of COVID-19, shows a new study by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, Boston.

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Reenergising antibiotic policy: hallmarks for a sustainable antibiotic future?

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New report reveals two-thirds decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970

Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century due in large part to the very same environmental destruction which is contributing to the emergence of zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19, according to the WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020.

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Biobank data reveal long-term exposure to traffic noise may impact weight gain in the UK population

Transport noise is a major problem in Europe, with over 100 million people living in areas where road traffic noise exceeds levels greater than 55dB, the health-based threshold set by the EU.

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We still don’t know if warmer weather slows down the spread of COVID-19

The arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere has caused increased interest, from both the research community and the public at large, about the possibility that warmer weather might slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Most national dietary guidelines are not compatible with global environmental and health targets, and are in need of reform

Adopting more stringent guidelines in UK could reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 70% and reduce diet-related deaths by more than 100,000 a year, study finds

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COVID-19, intellectual property and access

Will the current system of drug innovation and access to medicines meet global expectations?

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Five new programmes will explore technological solutions to global challenges

The Oxford Martin School is pleased to announce the launch of five new programmes of research, identified through an open competition across the University.

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Researchers providing vital public information in the fight against COVID-19

Oxford Martin School researchers played a key role in contributing scientific research for ‘Coronavirus: The Science Explained’, a website created by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

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Challenging Circumstances: we need international guidelines for human infection studies

Would you be willing to infect yourself with coronavirus to test a vaccine?

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Democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19 than autocracies, study shows

Autocracies imposed harsher lockdowns but democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19.

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Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province

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The COVID-19 ‘infodemic’: what does the misinformation landscape look like and how can we respond?

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