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.
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.
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.
Using the Power of Deep Learning for Clinical Risk Prediction
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.
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.
Alice in Typhoidland: story of Oxford’s role in fighting typhoid told in new exhibition
A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials.
Air travel could spread Wuhan pneumonia to further international locations
There is currently an outbreak of a pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China.
How we worked with the New Scientist on its Veganuary experiment
New Scientist magazine approached our team to get involved with their small Veganuary ‘experiment’. I was excited! Their idea was to ‘self-experiment’ and for some of their staff to try a vegan diet for a week.
Veganuary: LEAP researchers give their verdict
Researchers from the LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) project, based at the Oxford Martin School, have lent their expertise to an experiment by journalists at the New Scientist, who wanted to see first-hand whether a short period without eating animal products could benefit personal health and that of the planet.
Solve the antibiotics crisis with a public buy-out, say researchers
Published in Lancet Infectious Diseases today, a team of British researchers are calling for the development of new antibiotics to be brought into the public sector, in order to fix the ‘broken antibiotic pipeline’ and tackle the threat of rising antimicrobial resistance.
Typhoid: A ghost of the past that never really went away
Does the name William Budd sound familiar? If you’re thinking about typhoid prevention and control, then William Budd has had a profound impact on your life.
International neglect of typhoid outside rich countries threatens a new global health emergency
The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from the Oxford Martin School in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases today.