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Life Sciences - Jan 28
Sociable people have a higher abundance of certain types of gut bacteria and also more diverse bacteria, an Oxford University study has found. Dr Katerina Johnson of Oxford University's Department of Experimental Psychology has been researching the science of that 'gut feeling' - the relationship between the bacteria living in the gut (the gut microbiome) and behavioural traits.
Environment - Jan 27

The wide-scale introduction of large herbivores to the Arctic tundra to restore the 'mammoth steppe' grassland ecosystem and mitigate global warming is economically viable, suggests a new paper from the University of Oxford.

Environment - Jan 20

A new scientific survey has reinforced the importance of one of the world's only remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers and provided evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand's Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

Life Sciences - Jan 14

The severity of Zika virus-related deformations in babies has been shown to be affected by environmental factors such as maternal nutrition. Environmental factors, such as the diets of pregnant women, have been shown to have an effect on the extent and severity of developmental malformations in babies associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection.

Health - Jan 14

Up to 30,000 lives could be saved over the next decade thanks to a proposed pioneering government collaboration with pharmaceutical company Novartis to tackle heart disease - a leading cause of death in the UK.

Health - Dec 28, 2019

Members of the University have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2020. Professor Sarah Jane Whatmore FBA, Professor of Environment and Public at the School of Geography and the Environment, is appointed DBE for services to the study of environmental policy.

Health - Jan 24

Fans who are 'fused' with their team are more likely to experience intense - potentially dangerous - levels of stress while watching live football.

Social Sciences - Jan 16

A new review of previous studies into suicide worldwide has highlighted the effects of individual and environmental risk factors over a lifetime.

Event - Jan 14

Professors Timothy Behrens and Eleanor Stride are recognised this year for their ground-breaking contributions to translational research.

Environment - Jan 8

New research led by scientists at the University of Oxford's Department of Earth Sciences, and at the Geological Survey of Israel, provides evidence from Siberian caves suggesting that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays an essential role in stabilising permafrost and its large store of carbon.

Health - Dec 20, 2019

Taking vitamin D and calcium supplements reduces the risk of hip fractures by about one sixth, but taking vitamin D alone does not, according to a new study from the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) at the University of Oxford.

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