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MitOX 2017

MitOX 2017

Research Cancer Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology invites you to MitOX 2017 - an annual meeting with talks on mitochondrial genetics, physiology, neurosciences and cancer.

Multi-centre collaboration awarded NIH grant funding for endometriosis study

Multi-centre collaboration awarded NIH grant funding for endometriosis study

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics Research General

Funding for a five-year, $3 million multi-centre collaborative study into the causes of endometriosis has been awarded by the US National Institutes of Health to Oxford Professors Krina Zondervan and Christian Becker, Directors of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre.

Three-parent baby raises issues of long-term health risks

Three-parent baby raises issues of long-term health risks

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

Professor of Mitochondrial Genetics, Joanna Poulton gives her views on the recent announcement that a baby boy, the first child to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, is now five months old.

3-Minute Thesis: Embryos and Lasers

3-Minute Thesis: Embryos and Lasers

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics Research

Lien Davidson, a 2nd year DPhil student in the Coward Group, won the Medical Sciences Divisional heat and was then runner up in the University final in a recent 3-minute thesis competition.

Future Fertility Trust charity launched

Future Fertility Trust charity launched

Cancer Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

A pioneering new charity dedicated to helping young people at risk of infertility has been set up by specialists from the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the Institute of Research Studies at the University of Oxford, and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Oxford Safer Pregnancy Alliance & Gynaecology Research Open Day

Maternal & Fetal Health Research Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

Women and their families are encouraged to come along to a public open day, on Tuesday 24th May, about research into the health of women and babies. During the event you can listen to talks and meet the teams who are involved in gynaecology, pregnancy and reproduction research.

Endometriosis Awareness Week (3rd - 9th March)

Endometriosis Awareness Week (3rd - 9th March)

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The Endometriosis CaRe Centre, based in the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, now sees and treats more women with endometriosis than any other unit in the UK. It was established in 2013 as a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Children with cancer given hope of having a family in the future

Children with cancer given hope of having a family in the future

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics Cancer

More children in England and Wales, who are at high risk of being infertile after cancer treatment, will be given the chance of a family later in life thanks to a major donation to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Beam me up, baby: exploring the use of lasers in assisted reproductive technologies

Beam me up, baby: exploring the use of lasers in assisted reproductive technologies

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The success rate of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) hovers around 30%. Even in successful cases, the incidence of multiple births, due to multiple embryo transfer, and their associated morbidity, is dangerously high. Now a new paper reveals how laser technology is being used to make ART safer and more efficient.

First bid to understand link between pain and hormones

First bid to understand link between pain and hormones

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The link between chronic pain that affects millions of women and hormones that control the menstrual cycle and reproductive function is to be studied for the first time by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

European Society of Reproductive Immunology Annual Meeting

European Society of Reproductive Immunology Annual Meeting

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The 12th Conference of the European Society for Reproductive Immunology will be held at Magdalen College, Oxford from Monday 21st – Thursday 24th September 2015

Spotlight on Endometriosis

Spotlight on Endometriosis

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

What innovative therapies are there for Endometriosis - a condition that affects up to 10% of women during their reproductive life span, causing severe pelvic pain and reduced fertility.

Examining treatment options for chronic pelvic pain

Examining treatment options for chronic pelvic pain

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

When assessing and planning treatment for women with chronic pelvic pain, a condition affecting more than one million women in the UK, the key role of the central nervous system must be considered.

Understanding Infertility

Understanding Infertility

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

It was in October 1978, 36 years ago, that the world’s first 'test tube' baby was born, in Manchester. Consultant gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe and research physiologist Robert Edwards were pioneering the technique.

Origins of Human Life - Oxford Sparks Podcast

Origins of Human Life - Oxford Sparks Podcast

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

Drs Suzannah Williams and Dagan Wells explore the secrets and processes behind human fertilisation. Sperm and eggs must face huge challenges before they even meet. After fertilisation, they go on to form a small ball of cells with huge potential.

University of Oxford and Bayer HealthCare join forces to develop innovative gynaecological treatments

University of Oxford and Bayer HealthCare join forces to develop innovative gynaecological treatments

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The University of Oxford and Bayer HealthCare have entered into a strategic research alliance in the area of gynaecological therapies. The multi-target collaboration focuses on endometriosis and uterine fibroids with the goal of discovering and developing innovative treatment options for these diseases. The alliance is for an initial period of two years, but is open for extension to up to five years.

New IVF test increases pregnancy chances

New IVF test increases pregnancy chances

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

A new technique for screening embryos for genetic defects during IVF more than doubles the chances that the embryo will implant in the mother's womb

New test to improve success rate of IVF pregnancies wins award

New test to improve success rate of IVF pregnancies wins award

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The test aims to reveal which of the embryo created using IVF has the best chance of making a baby, allowing these embryos to be given top priority for transfer to the uterus.

Painful periods increase pain sensitivity throughout the month

Painful periods increase pain sensitivity throughout the month

Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

The brain imaging study carried out at Oxford University shows that period pain is associated with differences in the way the brain processes pain, and that these differences persist throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle.

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