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From bug to drug: tick saliva could be key to treating heart disease

From bug to drug: tick saliva could be key to treating heart disease

Posted 27/06/2017

Proteins found in tick saliva could be used to treat a potentially fatal form of heart disease, according to new Oxford University research. Myocarditis can cause sudden cardiac death in young adults, and occurs when the heart muscle becomes inflamed, often as a result of an infection caused by ...

Prof Hugh Watkins elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Posted 08/05/2017

We’re delighted to announce that the Director of the Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Prof Hugh Watkins, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. This is a very prestigious honour and one that recognises Hugh’s pioneering heart disease work and commitment to scientific ...

Drugs from bugs

Posted 23/02/2017

LAB282, the £13m drug discovery partnership for Oxford University, has made its first wave of awards, backing projects targeting cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Launched last year as a partnership between the University, Evotec and Oxford Sciences Innovation, LAB282 aids the rapid ...

Congratulations to Dr Charis Antoniades!

Congratulations to Dr Charis Antoniades!

Posted 02/09/2016

  A huge congratulations to Dr Antoniades who has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement award of the European Society of Cardiology. The Award is given each year by the Council of Basic Cardiovascular Science to a basic scientist for their overall contribution to cardiovascular science. This ...

Dr Oliver Rider awarded a BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship

Posted 02/09/2016

Many congratulations to Dr Oliver Rider, who has been awarded a BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship (£789K over 4 years), following on from 2 years as an Oxford BHF CRE Transition Research Fellow. Oliver will carry out his research “Comparing the effects of bariatric surgery on the ...

Dr. Rohan Wijesurendra - Winner of ESC Congress 2016 Young Investigator Award (Clinical Science)

Posted 02/09/2016

Dr. Rohan Wijesurendra - Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine - is the winner of the Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science at the European Society Congress (ESC) 2016, which took place in Rome, Italy. He won this competitive title, along with a prize of 2000 €, based on his work ...

Dr Ayman Al Haj Zen wins first prize at the Imperial College BHF CRE annual symposium

Dr Ayman Al Haj Zen wins first prize at the Imperial College BHF CRE annual symposium

Posted 21/07/2016

Congratulations to Ayman Al Haj Zen, who took first prize for his poster at the Imperial College BHF CRE annual symposium on “Cardiovascular target identification and drug discovery” which was held in London on Monday 18th June.  Ayman’s poster title was “The retinoid agonist Tazarotene promotes ...

Study confirms that breast is best for premature babies' hearts

Study confirms that breast is best for premature babies' hearts

Posted 14/06/2016

Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues in the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility have found. The hearts of babies born early often develop abnormally. Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues at the Oxford Cardiovascular ...

Three prizes for Oxford researchers at BSCMR meeting

Three prizes for Oxford researchers at BSCMR meeting

Posted 22/04/2016

Clinical Research Fellows from the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR) won three prizes in the Young Investigator Awards held at the 11th British Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) Annual Meeting on 20th April 2016. First prize was awarded to Dr Rohan ...

Dr Svetlana Reilly awarded Best Presentation Prize

Dr Svetlana Reilly awarded Best Presentation Prize

Posted 21/04/2016

Congratulations to Dr Svetlana Reilly, who was awarded the "Best Presentation" prize at cross-disciplinary 110th annual Meeting of physicians of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is a very competitive meeting with focussing on clinical Academic excellence.  The presentation took place at ...