Ancient DNA reveals how a chicken virus evolved to become more deadly

An international team of scientists led by geneticists and disease biologists from the University of Oxford - including biologists on the Oxford Martin programmes on the Future of Food and Pandemic Genomics - and LMU Munich have used ancient DNA to trace the evolution of Marek's Disease Virus (MDV).

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Antimicrobial researchers use AI to detect antibiotic resistance faster

To mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, researchers supported by the Oxford Martin Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance Testing have reported advances towards a novel and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility test that can return results within as little as 30 minutes.

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Oxford researchers develop 3D printing method that shows promise for repairing brain injuries

A breakthrough technique developed by University of Oxford researchers could one day provide tailored repairs for those who suffer brain injuries. The researchers demonstrated for the first time that neural cells can be 3D printed to mimic the architecture of the cerebral cortex. These results have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

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COVID-19 travel restrictions came too late to halt spread of Omicron, shows study

Oxford researchers responsible for tracking COVID-19 Alpha and Delta variant transmission across the UK have published their genomic tracing of the Omicron variant concluding that the earliest importation of Omicron into the UK was likely before the variant was identified on 15th November 2021.

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Switzerland, UK and Norway "dangerously unprepared" to keep people cool if global 1.5ºC target is missed

Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling have predicted the impact of rising temperatures on climate adaptation requirements for cooling on a country-by-country basis if climate targets are missed.

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Infection Inspection: you can help fight antimicrobial resistance

Peer through the microscope lens to help the Oxford Martin Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance Testing team spot antibiotic resistance!

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Funding applications open for innovations to overcome major contemporary challenges

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of funding, inviting Expressions of Interest for research to develop state-of-the-art innovations to overcome global challenges or to drive their deployment and adoption.

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Story of the UK’s COVID-19 Delta variant epidemic revealed by genome tracing

A team of researchers led by Oxford and Edinburgh have today revealed how the Delta variant of COVID-19 became the dominant variant across the UK in 2021.

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Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

This is the first time a transparent and reproducible method has been developed to assess the environmental impacts of multi-ingredient products.

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June is peak time for Campylobacter food poisoning; chlorinated chicken will not help

Oxford Martin restatement on the spread and control of Campylobacter food poisoning says we need multiple further interventions to reduce illness and manage antibiotic resistance.

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‘Managing Future Shocks’ in focus for two new research programmes

The Oxford Martin School has launched two new solutions-focused programmes aiming to support greater resilience in global economic, social and environmental governance in the face of future shocks and crises of all types.

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Meat and dairy gobble up farming subsidies worldwide; it's bad for your health and the planet

The global food system is in disarray. Animal agriculture is a major driver of global heating, and as many as 12 million deaths from heart disease, stroke, cancers and diabetes are each year connected to eating the wrong things, like too much red and processed meat and too few fruits and vegetables.

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Climate Failure and Social Crisis Top Global Risks 2022

Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic.

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