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Vax is Oxford English Dictionary's 2021 word of the year. Any surprises, there?

Vax derived from the Latin word vacca, which means cow, was first recorded in English in 1799. And we all know why it's the word of the year

Published on 1st November 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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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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Meet the first Kashmiri to be awarded the Kofi Annan scholarship and the Oxford-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholarship

Mirza Bég is a lawyer from Kashmir, who is currently pursuing his master's in Public Policy from Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government

Published on 13th January 2021
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UK begins Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine rollout with dialysis patient 

Delivery of the Pfizer jab, the first vaccine to be approved, is therefore also now able to be accelerated

Published on 4th January 2021
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Was the Oxford Union Debating Society pressurised to cancel Mamata Banerjee's address?

The TMC leadership, infuriated over the development, claimed that "political pressure" might have forced the organisers to take such a call

Published on 2nd December 2020
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Serum Institute gets DCGI nod for clinical trials of Oxford vaccine

The vaccine candidate is in the midst of Phase II and III clinical trials in the UK, Phase III trials in Brazil, and Phase I and II clinical trials in South Africa

Published on 3rd August 2020
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The word "Idiocracy" among 1400 words, phrases added to Oxford English Dictionary

The new addition idiocracy, refers to a society consisting of or governed by people characterised as idiots, or a government formed of people considered stupid, ignorant or idiotic

Published on 8th October 2018
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Oxford University Press has a message for schoolkids: Live in harmony, value peace

The OUP's revised book series has a list of 84 values incorporated through stories from history, folk tales, fables, real-life events and world literature for kids in school

Published on 8th March 2018

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