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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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Why vaccines should be compulsory

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Get the maths right on emissions or risk missing temperature target, warn Oxford scientists

The way that governments are setting targets for different greenhouse gas emissions could be “unfair, inefficient and dangerous”, researchers argue in a new paper.

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China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

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