BHF Senior Fellowship renewal for Duncan Sparrow could pave the way to revealing unknown causes of heart defects in babies
27 June 2022
Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Duncan Sparrow, who has been awarded a renewal of his British Heart Foundation Senior Basic Science Research Fellowship. The award will fund crucial investigations into little understood environmental risk factors of congenital heart disease, and could one day lead to new therapeutic strategies.
13 April 2022
Research led by Dr Alzbeta Hulikova and Professor Pawel Swietach has, for the first time, described the potential regulation of nuclear acid-base chemistry in neonatal and adult cardiomyocytes, and explained its relevance in the context of heart physiology and pathology.
21 February 2022
The wide-ranging effects of Long COVID and the associated issues for healthcare providers have been revealed in a new review of the major studies into the condition, which specifically highlights the impact of Long COVID on the cardiovascular system.
14 February 2022
Two projects aimed at tackling heart failure led by Associate Professor Sarah De Val and Dr Joaquim Vieira are to be funded by the 2022 TCS London Marathon with the British Heart Foundation as its Charity of the Year. The BHF’s runners, who are raising £3 million in funding, will include De Val Lab postdoctoral researcher Dr Alice Neal.
25 August 2021
DPAG Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Xin Sun has been shortlisted in the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.
9 February 2021
Vignesh Murugesan, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG), describes how he found his way from the large metropolitan town of Chennai in India to studying regenerative medicine here in Oxford, via an 8 year stint in Sweden.
27 October 2020
Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Samira Lakhal-Littleton, who has been awarded a Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship by the Medical Research Council to further her lab's work exploring the implications of the cardiac hepcidin/ferroportin axis for the management of iron deficiency in heart failure.
11 October 2020
Professor Paul Riley will lead the scientific vision of the first institute of its kind in the world to physically merge the disciplines of developmental biology and regenerative medicine in a common goal to treat some of the world’s most prolific diseases.
4 September 2020
The partnership will produce the first ever British Society of Echocardiography National review of Stress Echocardiography Practice (BSE N-STEP).
15 July 2020
The number of admissions to hospital with heart attacks fell by 35% by the end of March.
26 May 2020
DPAG researchers have collaborated on an international study that demonstrates a detailed mechanistic understanding of how the anti-malaria drug, Hydroxychloroquine, combined with antibiotics, can cause adverse cardiac side-effects in COVID-19 patients. This gives weight to US Federal advice against using this combined treatment.