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  • Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine 'slows transmission of coronavirus', researchers find Feb 03, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine 'slows transmission of coronavirus', researchers find

    The vaccine was jointly developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. As per the study, the vaccine can "substantially reduce" transmission of coronavirus.

  • Indian-origin student leads Oxford University meat-free campus drive Nov 19, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Indian-origin student leads Oxford University meat-free campus drive

    Oxford's Student Union will now actively lobby the university and individual colleges to move towards meat reduction and eventual removal from campus.

  • Oxford scientists develop five-minute COVID-19 antigen test Oct 15, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    Oxford scientists develop five-minute COVID-19 antigen test

    The Oxford university said it hoped to start product development of the testing device in early 2021 and have an approved device available six months afterwards.

  • Positive news on Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could come on Thursday: Report Jul 15, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Positive news on Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could come on Thursday: Report

    The developers of the vaccine said this month they are encouraged by the immune response they have seen in trials so far and were expecting to be able to publish Phase 1 data by the end of July.

  • Exclusive: Poonawalla family's Serum Institute looks to raise $1 billion for big-ticket COVID-19 vaccine project Jun 26, 2020 04:39 PM IST

    Exclusive: Poonawalla family's Serum Institute looks to raise $1 billion for big-ticket COVID-19 vaccine project

    Investment banks Goldman Sachs, Citi and Avendus Capital have been engaged as advisors for the process by the privately held vaccine manufacturer, say sources.

  • Brazil to start testing Oxford University and AstraZeneca's experimental vaccine against COVID-19 this month Jun 03, 2020 10:47 PM IST

    Brazil to start testing Oxford University and AstraZeneca's experimental vaccine against COVID-19 this month

    Anvisa authorized the testing late on Tuesday. Some 2,000 people will participate in the trial, which will be conducted with the support of the Health Ministry, Unifesp said.

  • Drugmaker Novo Nordisk bets $145 mn on post-Brexit UK science Jan 30, 2017 11:54 AM IST

    Drugmaker Novo Nordisk bets $145 mn on post-Brexit UK science

    The Danish company said on Monday it would invest the money over 10 years in the centre based at the University of Oxford, which will employ 100 scientists hunting for new ways to treat type 2 diabetes.

  • Robots: Good for economy or 'national emergency' Dec 14, 2015 08:13 AM IST

    Robots: Good for economy or 'national emergency'

    Billionaire investor Jeff Greene is digging into his own pockets to address what he believes is a big issue: robots.

  • Oxford to soon launch 3 digital platform programmes Jul 09, 2015 08:01 PM IST

    Oxford to soon launch 3 digital platform programmes

    Oxford University Press is launching this year three major programmes, mostly for school children in India, by using the digital platform.

  • India 3rd least efficient coal fired power producing nation Mar 13, 2015 07:00 PM IST

    India 3rd least efficient coal fired power producing nation

    Among the top 10 SCPS portfolios, ranked in terms of total generation of least efficient and pump out most greenhouse gas, state-run NTPC was ranked at the fifth position, the only Indian company in the top 10.

  • Vegetarians may have lower risk of heart disease: Study Feb 01, 2013 06:12 AM IST

    Vegetarians may have lower risk of heart disease: Study

    In yet more evidence that avoiding meat is good for the health, a UK study has found that vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalised or die from heart disease than meat and fish eaters.

  • More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas Oct 19, 2011 09:04 AM IST

    More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas

    Scientists have found a direct link between the number of "friends" a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions ...

  • More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas Oct 19, 2011 06:10 AM IST

    More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas

    Scientists have found a direct link between the number of 'friends' a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions, raising the possibility that using online social networks might change our brains.

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