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101 Creative Commons Poor quality medicines LOMWRU researchers conduct clinical research to help improve global, regional and Lao public health. They focus on infectious diseases, and also investigate diseases of nutrition and poverty. Paul Newton 30 Nov 2016
102 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
103 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what humanism can offer the sick. They discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
104 The Remedy: Christianity In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Rev. Jody Stowell about Christian attitudes to health and understandings of healing. Starting by looking at Jesus' treatment of the sick, they move on to discussing the role of faith-healing in today's context. Naomi Richman, Jody Stowell 16 Nov 2016
105 Better evidence for better health care Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Carl Heneghan 31 Oct 2016
106 Creative Commons Killing and dying This lecture asks what weapons people owned in Henry VIII's England and whether they knew how to use them, some of its evidence drawn from coroners' inquests into accidents with bows, guns and swords. Steven Gunn 12 Oct 2016
107 The Jenkin Lecture - Engineering Tomorrow's Therapies Professor Constantin Coussios (Magdalen), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, gives the 2016 annual Jenkin Lecture, on 17th September 2016. Constantin Coussios 21 Sep 2016
108 Creative Commons IDEAL and the FDA Regulation, Commissioning, HTA and Policy. Danica Marinac-Dabic 19 Sep 2016
109 Creative Commons Penicillin and the Legacy of Norman Heatley Dr Eric Sidebottom and Professor David Cranston talk about the story of penicillin and the legacy of Norman Heatley (1911 – 2004) who was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin. Eric Sidebottom, David Cranston 01 Sep 2016
110 'Light' Part 3 - How does sunlight damage DNA? Once we've received our genetic make-up from our parents our genomes are stable, right? What causes mutations in our DNA as we live and grow, and how do our cells repair damage? Catherine Green 03 Aug 2016
111 Big Data and Biomedical Research: Developments and Implications Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Green Templeton College 2016 lecture series on big data and biomedical research. Sir John Bell 28 Jul 2016
112 Life, death and astrology in Shakespeare's England Lauren Kassell (Reader in the History of Science and Medicine, Cambridge) gives a talk for the Bodleian libraries. Lauren Kassell 30 Jun 2016
113 'Senses' Part 2 - Getting a feel for surgery How do you train surgeons to do complex surgeries? How do you measure a trainee's progress? How can you accurately simulate the look and feel of surgery? Patrick Garfjeld Roberts 29 Jun 2016
114 The point of qualitative research Prof Aksel Tjora, Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Aksel Tjora 23 Jun 2016
115 'Land, Sea and Air' Part 3 - What happens when we fly Oxygen levels are slightly lower when you fly on commercial airlines, so what effects does this have on people? Can it cause any problems? Thomas Smith 17 Jun 2016
116 Creative Commons The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered Ian Rickard (Durham) places the origins of the science of health and disease within a framework of evolutionary theory and a medical anthropology perspective (18 January 2016) Ian Rickard 08 Jun 2016
117 Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases Cristina Giuliani (Bologna) places inflammaging, and genetics, within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 1 February 2016. Cristina Giuliani 08 Jun 2016
118 Creative Commons Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Charlotte K. Russell (Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham) looks at how evolutionary anthropology and cross-cultural perspectives can have a huge impact on specific healthcare issues such as SIDS (22 February 2016) Charlotte K. Russell 08 Jun 2016
119 The dawn of Darwinian critical care medicine James G. Morgan (Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Leeds General Infirmary) discusses how an evolutionary approach can help one understand medicine, such as adaptive defence mechanisms in the body (8 February 2016) James G. Morgan 08 Jun 2016
120 Creative Commons Maternal capital and offspring development Jonathan Wells (UCL Institute of Child Health) presents an intergenerational perspective on the development origins of health and disease. A medical anthropology seminar given on 29 February 2016. Jonathan Wells 08 Jun 2016
121 'Learning' part 2 - Stimulating learning Can a little electrical stimulation help people learn quicker? And how would technology that does this be used? And why would you want to use this over medicines? Roi Cohen Kadosh 13 May 2016
122 What Makes You Tick? How do you know when it's time to wake up or go to sleep? More powerful than any alarm are your circadian rhythms. Christopher James-Harvey, Stuart Peirson, Russell Foster 12 Apr 2016
123 Personalised Medicine - Joshua Hordern Dr Joshua Hordern discusses personalised medicine Joshua Hordern 06 Apr 2016
124 Medical and psychological issues in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar, Raj Rai (Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital) discusses the role of clinical trials and ways of addressing the potential exploitation of vulnerable couples, 26 October 2015 Raj Rai 14 Mar 2016
125 Creative Commons Intravenous anaesthesia on Turner's High Street Dr Alessia Pannese explores a painted documentation of a relatively little known event in Oxford local history: the first intravenous anaesthesia during this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday Alessia Pannese 09 Feb 2016
126 'Killers' part 1 - Mosquito genomes and malaria control Can studying Mosquito population genomes help to stop the spread of Malaria? Alistair Miles 15 Dec 2015
127 Creative Commons Writer, doctor and champion of evidence-based medicine, Dr Ben Goldacre (Magdalen, 1992) Dr Ben Goldacre – author of the bestsellers Bad Science and Bad Pharma – dissects what is wrong with modern medicine and argues for better evidence-based medicine in this podcast. Ben Goldacre 17 Nov 2015
128 Creative Commons Medical science needs you! Human clinical trials Clinical trials for vaccines: how they work and what's involved for volunteers. Sean Elias, Natalie Lella 19 Oct 2015
129 Creative Commons How clean is a clean room? Human vaccine manufacture The stringent processes that ensure new vaccines are clinic-ready Sean Elias, Emma Bolan 19 Oct 2015
130 Creative Commons Maladies and mice. Pre-clinical vaccine development Approaches used to target particularly tricky diseases to treat, such as malaria, HIV, Flu and TB. Sean Elias, Lynda Coughlan, Rachel Tanner 19 Oct 2015
131 Creative Commons Why vaccinate? The history and science of vaccination Vaccine origins, science behind how vaccines work and how outbreaks of diseases can occur if vaccination levels drop too low. Sean Elias 19 Oct 2015
132 Creative Commons Theorising with narrative: How careful analysis of stories can help us rise above the ontological desert of ‘behaviour change’ research Professor Trish Greenhalgh gives a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Trish Greenhalgh 05 Aug 2015
133 Battles for Benefits: Marginalizing Women Veterans in the Medicalization of PTSD Kiley Hunkler presents her Master's work on ‘Battles for Benefits’: Marginalizing Women Veterans in the Medicalization of PTSD'. Kiley Hunkler 22 Jun 2015
134 Archie Cochrane Lecture 2015: Malaria control - past, present and future Professor Nicholas John White, Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and Mahidol University, Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital gives the Archie Cochrane 2015 lecture. Nicholas John White 16 Jun 2015
135 Creative Commons Enteric fever Dr Christiane Dolecek speaks about the research on enteric fever she conducted in Vietman and Nepal Christiane Dolecek 20 May 2015
136 Creative Commons Enteric fever Dr Christiane Dolecek speaks about the research on enteric fever she conducted in Vietman and Nepal. Christiane Dolecek 20 May 2015
137 Genomic Medicine - hype or hope? For the Inaugural Radcliffe Lecture 2014 Professor Hugh Watkins explores the success and limitations of genome sequencing in simple Mendelian diseases and in complex disorders, against the backdrop of his ground breaking research into heart disease. Hugh Watkins 13 Apr 2015
138 'Explosions' part 3 - Health and Big Data Professor Gil McVean explains what Big Data is and how it can be used to better understand and treat complex conditions, such as heart disease and dementia. Gil McVean 30 Mar 2015
139 Creative Commons Oxford and the next-generation of mobile health David Clifton, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, gives a talk for Oxford Martin School. David Clifton 17 Feb 2015
140 Creative Commons Eradicating Hepatitis C and HIV: progress and challenges for the next ten years Dr John Frater, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections and Dr Ellie Barnes, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections. Ellie Barnes, John Frater 17 Feb 2015
141 Creative Commons New strategies for disease prevention and management from infancy to old age Professor Terry Dwyer, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health and Dr Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health. Kazem Rahimi, Terry Dwyer 17 Feb 2015
142 Creative Commons Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century Professor Susan Lea, Professor Christoph Tang, Professor Jeffrey Almond and Dr Ian Feavers discuss strategies for vaccines for the 21st century. Susan Lea, Christoph Tang, Jeffrey Almond, Ian Feavers 17 Feb 2015
143 Creative Commons The history of the obesity epidemic Thorkild Sørensen (University of Copenhagen) gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2009 Thorkild Sørensen 01 Feb 2015
144 Can we starve tumours? Oxford Chemistry joins Cancer Research UK in the fight for the cure A film produced as part of the Oxford Open Doors 2014, reflecting on some of the exciting cancer research being undertaken in the Oxford Chemistry Department. With Professor Chris Schofield, Oxford University, and Charlotte Richards, Cancer Research UK. Chris Schofield, Charlotte Richards 16 Jan 2015
145 Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) This video introduces COMRU, the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit, a collaboration between the Angkor Hospital for Children and Bangkok-based Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU). Paul Turner, Claudia Turner 16 Dec 2014
146 Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) Filmed in April 2013 at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, and at the Wang Pa Free Clinic and the Mae La refugee camp, this video highlights SMRU's work among Karen and Myanmar refugees, living along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Francis Nosten 16 Dec 2014
147 Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Featuring interviews with Professor Nick White, Professor Nick Day, Professor Francois Nosten, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul and Dr Susie Dunachie. Nick White, Nick Day, Francois Nosten, Direk Limmathurotsakul 16 Dec 2014
148 Creative Commons Microbiology in Thailand Microbiology in Thailand Stuart Blacksell 10 Dec 2014
149 Creative Commons Infectious diseases in South East Asia Infectious diseases in South East Asia Nick Day 10 Dec 2014
150 Creative Commons Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris: Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris 10 Dec 2014
151 Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science Dame Bridget Ogilvie discusses her life and illustrious scientific career, at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science series Bridget Ogilvie 10 Dec 2014
152 Creative Commons Ellie Barnes :The long road to success A hepatologist and academic, a wife and a mother of two, Dr Ellie Barnes delighted researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science talk, held on Wednesday the 20th of November 2013 Ellie Barnes 10 Dec 2014
153 Creative Commons Irene Tracey: Women in Science Irene Tracey is the co-founder and director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) Irene Tracey 10 Dec 2014
154 Rickettsial Disease Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris 10 Dec 2014
155 Infectious diseases in South East Asia Infectious diseases in South East Asia Nick Day 10 Dec 2014
156 Microbiology in Thailand Microbiology in Thailand Stuart Blacksell 10 Dec 2014
157 Creative Commons From inspiration to publication: bumps along the road (as part of the Postgraduate Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care) Dr Helen Ashdown is a GP and Clinical Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Helen Ashdown 03 Dec 2014
158 Take jellyfish for headaches: language, print and presentation in early 17th-century medical manuals Professor Peter Kornicki, emeritus professor, Cambridge University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies seminar series. Peter Kornicki 01 Dec 2014
159 McGovern Lecture 2014: John P McGovern and his Oxford Connection: A Biographer's Perspective Dr Bryant Boutwell, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston gives the 2014 McGovern Lecture at Green Templeton College Bryant Boutwell 12 Nov 2014
160 Part 4: A New Age of Drug Discovery You just have to step into your local chemist to see how far medicine has come over the past 100 years. Life changing drugs, which were once unthinkable – like antibiotics, insulin and the contraceptive pill – are now commonplace. Jonathan Webb 05 Nov 2014
161 Part 3: Advanced technology Just over a decade ago the face of British farming changed forever. A devastating outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease led to the enforced slaughter and incineration of over 10 million livestock across the country. Jonathan Webb 05 Nov 2014
162 Hilary Martin We've asked Hilary Martin from Australia why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Hilary Martin 28 Oct 2014
163 Xi Li We've asked Xi Li from China why he decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Xi Li 28 Oct 2014
164 Sarah Dixon-Clarke We've asked Sarah Dixon-Clarke from the UK why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Sarah Dixon-Clarke 28 Oct 2014
165 Min Sun We've asked Min Sun from China why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Min Sun 28 Oct 2014
166 In Her Footsteps - Ellie Williams Dr Mona Bafadhel interviews Dr Ellie Williams, a post-doctoral researcher in the Structural Genomics Consortium, about her career to date. Mona Bafadhel, Ellie Williams 28 Oct 2014
167 In Her Footsteps - Mona Bafadhel Associate Professor Erika Mancini interviews Dr Mona Bafadhel, a Group Head in Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Chest Physician, about the highlights and challenges of having both a clinical and a research career. Erika Mancini, Mona Bafadhel 28 Oct 2014
168 In Her Footsteps - Erika Mancini Dr Ellie Williams interviews Associate Professor Erika Mancini, a Group Head in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, about her experiences as a woman in science. Erika Mancini, Ellie Williams 28 Oct 2014
169 "Matters of Scale" - Complete Episode The issues of scale are investigated – from how properties change at very small scales, to the vastness of the Universe. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3. Pedro Ferreira, Alan Barr, Sylvia MacLain, Sonia Trigueros 09 Oct 2014
170 "Matters of Scale" Part 3 - Nanomedicine Dr Sonia Trigueros explains how she is using nanotechnologies to create targeted drug delivery systems. Chemotherapy is a particularly harmful treatment, with patients losing their hair and suffering from infections due to damage to their immune systems. Sonia Trigueros, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
171 Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines? Chas Bountra, a popular speaker at the recent Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia, will explain how Oxford is creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery. Chas Bountra 07 Oct 2014
172 Challenges when working in an overseas environment Over several decades our researchers have carried out ground breaking work overseas, such as in East Africa and South-East Asia. Researchers based in Thailand talk about their experiences when working in stimulating and challenging environments. Daniel Paris, Nick Day, Stuart Blacksell 02 Jul 2014
173 Rickettsial Disease From his research centre in Bangkok, Dr Daniel Paris tells us about the challenges posed by Rickettsia to rural populations in South East Asia. Daniel Paris 02 Jul 2014
174 Creative Commons Microbiology in Thailand From his research group in Thailand, Dr Stuart Blacksell discusses improving the accuracy and the rapidity of tropical infection diagnosis in the field. Stuart Blacksell 02 Jul 2014
175 Creative Commons Infectious diseases in South East Asia From Mahidol University in Thailand, Professor Nick Day talks about rural populations in Thailand and the challenges they face when confronted with infectious diseases. Nick Day 02 Jul 2014
176 Imaging and Stimulating Brain Plasticity Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg gives her inaugural lecture as head of the Plasticity Group at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB). Heidi Johansen-Berg 12 May 2014
177 Creative Commons Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science Dame Bridget Ogilvie discusses her life and illustrious scientific career, at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science series. Bridget Ogilvie 11 Apr 2014
178 Creative Commons Ellie Barnes :The long road to success A hepatologist and academic, a wife and a mother of two, Dr Ellie Barnes delighted researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science talk, held on Wednesday the 20th of November 2013. Ellie Barnes 11 Apr 2014
179 Creative Commons Irene Tracey: Women in Science Irene Tracey gives a passionate insight into her career and how she balances work and life. As she puts it 'A scientific career is not an easy one to choose: it’s tough and competitive'. Irene Tracey 08 Apr 2014
180 Creative Commons Assertive outreach in psychiatry Dr Thurston is a psychiatrist at Oxford who has worked in assertive outreach for many years. He discusses the benefits of assertive outreach and their place in modern psychiatry and gives an overview of how psychiatry has changed over the past 20 years. David Thurston 25 Mar 2014
181 Welcome to the Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics Short film introducing the Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics Anjali Hinch, Emma Davenport, Paolo Piazza, Mohammad Bahar 25 Feb 2014
182 Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Featuring interviews with Professor Nick White, Professor Nick Day, Professor Francois Nosten, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul and Dr Susie Dunachie. Nick White, Nick Day, Francois Nosten, Direk Limmathurotsakul 12 Feb 2014
183 Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) Filmed in April 2013 at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, and at the Wang Pa Free Clinic and the Mae La refugee camp, this video highlights SMRU's work among Karen and Myanmar refugees, living along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Francis Nosten 12 Feb 2014
184 Lord Nuffield's Legacy to Oxford Dr Eric Sidebottom, Retired University Lecturer in Experimental Pathology, gives a lunch time talk to accompany the exhibition 'Great Medical Discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford Innovation'. Eric Sidebottom 07 Feb 2014
185 Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) This video introduces COMRU, the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit, a collaboration between the Angkor Hospital for Children and Bangkok-based Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU). Paul Turner, Claudia Turner 07 Feb 2014
186 Mathematics in Medicine and Biology Dr Sarah Waters (Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics) gives a talk for the St Anne's College Maths reunion Sarah Waters 03 Feb 2014
187 Creative Commons Active and passive immunity to Influenza Professor Townsend tells us about lessons to be drawn from the history of immunology in Oxford, from 1979 onwards, until his current research on active and passive immunity to influenza. Alain Townsend 18 Dec 2013
188 Creative Commons A spirit of scientific rigour: Koch's postulates and 20th century medicine: GTC McGovern Lecture 2013 Professor Christoph Gradmann, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo gives the 2013 McGovern Lecture in the history of medicine Christoph Gradmann 10 Dec 2013
189 Oxford Medical Firsts: Celebrating 800 Years of Oxford Medicine. Conrad Keating, Writer-In-Residence, The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, gives a lecture about the remarkable contribution Oxford has made to the art and science of medicine. Conrad Keating 28 Nov 2013
190 Big Data and Drug Discovery (The Osler Discussion) 'Big data' in medicine is an emerging field with the potential to revolutionise healthcare research.This session will look at how Oxford is addressing some of these research opportunities and challenges. Martin Landray 04 Oct 2013
191 Creative Commons Active and passive immunity to Influenza Professor Townsend tells us about lessons to be drawn from the history of immunology in Oxford, from 1979 onwards, until his current research on active and passive immunity to influenza. Alain Townsend 01 Oct 2013
192 Creative Commons An introduction to Medical Statistics with Carl Heneghan and Rafael Perera Dr Carl Heneghan talks to Rafael Perera about medical statistics and gives an introduction to the subject. Carl Heneghan, Rafael Perera 09 Aug 2013
193 Synthesizing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Nature Chemicals found in nature can have incredibly useful functionality, including anti-malarial and anti-cancer properties. However, they are usually found in small amounts. Chris Jones 19 Jul 2013
194 Epigenetics and New Anti-Cancer Treatments At the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine, Cyrille Thinnes, a DPhil student in the Schofield Group, shares his research into the next generation of anti-cancer treatments. Cyrille Thinnes 19 Jul 2013
195 Introduction: How Chemistry Research Impacts Human Health To truly understand disease, we need to understand the underlying chemical processes that direct human biology. Dr Emily Flashman introduces some of the research in the Department of Chemistry that will help improve our health in future. Emily Flashman 19 Jul 2013
196 Creative Commons A behavioural perspective of translating evidence to policy and practice Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, UCL, gives a talk at Kellogg College for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Susan Michie 16 Jul 2013
197 Creative Commons A behavioural perspective of translating evidence to policy and practice Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, UCL, gives a talk at Kellogg College for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Susan Michie 16 Jul 2013
198 Creative Commons How Youtube is being used as a platform to share opinions and experiences of a controversial treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Brandon O'Neill, DPhil Candidate, PCHS, gives a lecture on treating Multiple Sclerosis and how social media is being used to share experiences of patients. Brandon O'Neill 16 Jul 2013
199 Creative Commons Cochrane Lecture 2013: Trials In Emergency Care Ian Roberts, lecturer in Clinical Trials Unit, LSHTM, gives the 2013 Cochrane lecture on Trials in Emergency Care. He discusses the need for clinical trials in emergency situations and explains how such trials can and should be conducted. Ian Roberts 18 Jun 2013
200 Creative Commons MSc in EBHC: Introduction to the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Annette Pluddermann, Senior researcher DPCHS, gives an introduction to the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Annette Pluddermann 28 May 2013