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British Heart Foundation partners with the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race

CRE Public Engagement

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the official charity partner for The Gemini Boat Race. Oxford cardiovascular research DPhil students Catherine King (IDRM) and Claire Aitken (RDM) are funded by the BHF and proud to be part of this year’s race.

Heather Group publishes new paper in Diabetes journal


Professor Lisa Heather and colleagues have just published a new paper, ‘Redefining Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: Perturbations in Substrate Metabolism at the Heart of its Pathology’ in the journal Diabetes.

Professor Samira Lakhal-Littleton authors article on iron deficiency and supplementation in heart failure for Nature Reviews Cardiology

CRE Publication

Professor Lakhal-Littleton, an Oxford BHF CRE PI, and her team have investigated non-anaemic iron deficiency in cardiovascular medicine due to its association with a range of adverse effects in various conditions. Lessons learned could ultimately translate into benefits for patients with other conditions such as chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer.

Dr Zakariye Ashkir wins CMR 2024 Early Career Award


Dr Zakariye Ashkir, cardiology trainee and RDM DPhil student, has won the CMR 2024 Early Career Award in the Translational Research category for his British Heart Foundation-funded work titled Bridging the gap between ECG indicators of arrhythmic risk and microstructure across hypertrophic cardiomyopathy stages.

Professor Molly Stevens made a Dame in New Year’s Honours


The New Year Honours 2024 Lists have been published, marking the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK, including Professor Molly Stevens

Oxford BHF CRE Annual Symposium 2023


The Oxford cardiovascular community came together at the Town Hall on Wednesday 29th November for the BHF CRE annual symposium, a chance to share diverse and exciting research from across the network.

Oxford BHF CRE Annual Image Competition 2023


The Oxford BHF CRE image competition, now in its third year at the annual symposium, attracted some stunning entries from across the labs, capturing many different aspects of cardiovascular research.

Pawel Swietach and KC Park publish paper in Nature Cardiovascular Research


Oxford BHF CRE researchers Pawel Swietach and KC Park have published an article in Nature Cardiovascular Research.

AI tool could help thousands avoid fatal heart attacks


New BHF-funded research led by Oxford BHF CRE PI Professor Charalambos Antoniades to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that can predict 10-year risk of deadly heart attacks, has been presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.

Heart attack risk decreased in new mothers by self-monitoring blood pressure at home


Research led by Oxford BHF CRE researcher Professor Paul Leeson demonstrates that self-monitoring blood pressure after giving birth could help to cut new mothers’ risk of future heart disease and stroke.

Professor Shankar Srinivas awarded a Wellcome Discovery Award

CRE Research

Professor Shankar Srinivas (based in the IDRM), has received a Wellcome Discovery Award.

RDM research featured in Hidden Heart programme for World Heart Day

CRE Public Engagement Research

Programmes lead by Oxford BHF CRE Director Professor Hugh Watkins, and Oxford BHF CRE PI Professor Charalambos Antoniades, have been featured in a special programme to mark World Heart Day.

BBSRC-funded Oxford-Cambridge consortium to close the gap in our understanding of human heart development

CRM Research

A research consortium of DPAG/IDRM and University of Cambridge scientists have been awarded a major strategic grant by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to answer the pressing long-standing questions of how the human heart grows, how it is put together, and how the different heart cells communicate with each other during pregnancy.

Synthetic peptides mimic anti-inflammatory properties of tick saliva chemicals

CRM Research

Short peptides derived from anti-inflammatory ‘evasins’ released by ticks could be used to develop new treatments for anti-inflammatory disease.

Oxford BHF CRE welcomes UNIQ+ students

The three students all spent seven weeks working alongside BHF CRE researchers on diverse cardiovascular projects.

Duncan Sparrow elected Supernumerary Fellow of Exeter College

CRE Research

Congratulations to Associate Professor Duncan Sparrow on his appointment as Supernumerary Fellow of Exeter College, University of Oxford.

CureHeart Project Shortlisted for BHF Awards

As part of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heart Heroes Awards, the CureHeart project has been shortlisted for the BHF Media Award 2023 – Research Story of the Year.

DPAG and IDRM researchers exceed fundraising target for BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride


On Sunday 18 June 2023, a team of researchers based at the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) took on the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) London to Brighton Bike Ride, raising more than £1300 and counting.

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