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  • University and SomaLogic announce agreement for discovery

    10 February 2016

    The University of Oxford has signed a collaborative agreement with biotechnology firm SomaLogic.

  • 'Alzheimer's Treatment within Reach'

    8 February 2016

    A simple blood test to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease could be the ace up science’s sleeve when it comes to defeating dementia, says Simon Lovestone, professor of translational neuroscience at Oxford University.

  • Top 10 Depression Research Priorities

    2 February 2016

    The Depression: ARQ project has identified the most important research priorities according to people affected by depression, their friends and family, and health care professionals.

  • Inside the Department of Psychiatry Strategy Day

    1 February 2016

    On 12 January 2016, the Department gathered, with special keynote speakers to discuss: 'Therapeutic discovery in neuropsychiatry'. Professor John Geddes and Professor Catherine Harmer hosted the event on a sunny, winter's day in the Richard Doll building, Oxford - introducing speakers to a full auditorium. 'Collaboration', 'big data', and 'knowledge-sharing' were outlined as essential for making progress in what is still 'one of the greatest unmet medical needs'.

  • Is it clever for doctors to take smart drugs?

    25 January 2016

    Should doctors take drugs that enhance cognitive abilities to help them cope better at work?

  • BBC Radio 4: Rethinking Anorexia Nervosa

    25 January 2016

    Sally Marlow discovers the role that thoughts and emotions play in the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and how these are being examined by scientists who are increasingly turning to the brain to look for answers.

  • The impact of self-harm on the whole family

    25 January 2016

    Self-harm in young people is a large and growing problem. A young person’s self-harming behaviour can have an impact on the entire family, but very little research has explored this topic.

  • Study finds CBT offers long-term benefits for people with depression

    7 January 2016

    People with depression that has not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants benefit long-term from receiving a type of talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), given in addition to their usual treatment that includes antidepressant medication, a new study has found.

  • Evidence that patients discharged from forensic psychiatric services have lower offending outcomes than many comparative groups

    5 January 2016

    A new study suggests that services could consider improving interventions aimed at reducing premature mortality, particularly suicide, in discharged patients.

  • Impact of the recent recession on self-harm

    5 January 2016

    Economic recessions are known to be associated with increases in suicides. There is little information, however, about whether recessions affect non-fatal self-harm. A recent study investigates the impact of the last recession on rates of self-harm in England and problems faced by patients who self-harm.