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21st May 2015: Professor Eleanor Stride, winner of the 2014 Institution of Engineering and Technology A F Harvey Research prize, delivers her IET lecture. Professor Eleanor Stride, from the University of Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the prestigious prize for her work on microbubbles in targeted drug delivery, an innovation that aims to...
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21st March 1858: Professor Arthur Thomson, the first Professor of Anatomy at the University of Oxford, is born. (University of Oxford Anthropology Diploma class of 1910–11. Thomson is front and centre) Professor Arthur Thomson is best known for his formulation of the ‘Thomson’s nose rule’, which identified differences in the shape of peoples’ noses according...
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Sir Peter Medawar, considered ‘the father of transplantation’, is born. Sir Peter Medawar was set on his path to a Nobel Peace prize when he arrived in Oxford in 1935 to begin his research career, working with Professor Howard Florey. In 1941, a bomber crashed near his house in north Oxford. The pilot survived but...
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Oxford scientists reveal new developments in MRI scans The scientists, led by Dr Daniel Bulte, discovered that by giving patients in the MRI scanner varying proportions of carbon dioxide and oxygen, they could measure blood flow, blood volume, oxygen use and metabolism across the whole brain. This major breakthrough would give medics far greater information...
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