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#ThrowbackToday: The Oxford don who couldn't help but jumble words, giving us the term spoonerism

In today's #TBT, we introduce you to Rev William Archibald Spooner, a warden at New College, Oxford University who used to mix up words and oh, how hilarious it was for others and for even us now

Published on 22nd July 2021
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Serum Institute requests government to get Covishield included in EU COVID-19 Vaccination Passport

Only four vaccines — Comirnaty of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria by AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen — have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) 

Published on 28th June 2021
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Scientists from the University of Oxford to study ivermectin's efficacy and safety for COVID treatment

Previous studies of ivermectin, which show that early administration with ivermectin can reduce viral load and the duration of symptoms in some patients with mild COVID, have generally been small

Published on 23rd June 2021
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Oxford University to launch new centre for research to prepare, identify, fight future pandemics

The University hopes to raise 500 million pounds to invest in this centre — with contributions from philanthropists, corporate partners and governments

Published on 28th May 2021
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Oxford University, Oracle join hands to identify COVID-19 variants

The Oxford University and cloud major Oracle have created a novel tool that will help medical communities and governments to identify and act fast on the more infectious variants of COVID-19

Published on 17th May 2021
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Why Imdaad is the short film you need to watch to understand the taboo behind menstruation 

Dr Mohammad Ali Hussainy who is a doctor by profession at the University of Oxford loves to direct  short films on various subjects. His short film Imdaad tackles the subject of menstruation

Published on 12th May 2021
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JD Institute rolls out free COVID vaccination camp for employees above 18 years 

The employees received the Covishield vaccine, developed by the Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India

Published on 7th May 2021
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Bangladesh approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

The decision came days after Dhaka suspended the first dosing of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on a supply crunch

Published on 28th April 2021
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Common bowel disease treatment may blunt COVID-19 vaccine response: Study

The study, published in the journal GUT, measured antibody response after vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech or the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in 865 people treated with infliximab

Published on 27th April 2021
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Oxford University researchers discover that Asthma drug Inhaled Budesonide can speed up recovery in COVID-19 patients

Early treatment with inhaled budesonide cut recovery time by a median of three days in Covid-19 patients at higher risk of more severe illness, said researchers from the University of Oxford

Published on 19th April 2021
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What The FAQ: Why is the AstraZeneca vaccine temporarily suspended in some countries? Everything you need to know

Many European countries have temporarily stopped administering the vaccine while the EMA investigates the case

Published on 17th March 2021
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PM Modi launches the Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita

The PM quoted a peer reviewed journal of cardiology published by University of Oxford which talks at length about the relevance of Gita during the time of COVID pandemic

Published on 11th March 2021
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This 26-year-old from Odisha recounts working at the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh during the lockdown

Baisali Mohanty hails from Odisha and currently, she works for the United Nations. She is also credited to have started the Oxford Odissi Centre while studying at Oxford. We listen in to her story...

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Scotland study finds that vaccines substantially reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations

A research led by the Public Health Scotland (PHS) found at four weeks after the first dose, hospital admissions were reduced by 85 per cent for the Pfizer/BioNtech and 94 per cent Oxford/AstraZeneca

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Oxford University's COVID-19 therapeutics trial goes global to get faster results

Peter Horby, professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health at Oxford, said he hoped that expanding the trial internationally would help researchers assess potential treatments faster

Published on 18th February 2021

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