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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called the life-saving results of a drug trial announced by the University of Oxford as the ‘biggest breakthrough’ so far in global efforts to find a vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus that has infected millions across the world.
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The results were described by experts such as the UK government’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance as “ground-breaking”, as Imperial College London announced its human trial for a vaccine from this week.
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, London |Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Niyati Singh
The agreement is the latest in a series to make the vaccine — even though it is not certain it will work. But so desperate is the need that scaling up of manufacturing continues despite the risk.
Published on Jun 13, 2020 09:07 PM IST
London |Associated Press
Beijing has mobilized its health authorities, drug regulators and research institutes to work around the clock with local companies to come up with the world’s first effective vaccine for Covid-19.
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp said its research on Avigan as a potential treatment for Covid-19 may drag on until July.
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
The preliminary results of the UK’s Recovery trial were released a day after a flawed study that raised safety concerns about hydroxychloroquine was retracted from the highly cited British medical journal, The Lancet, following scientific scrutiny.
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Sanchita Sharma
AstraZeneca recently agreed to supply 400 million doses to the US and UK after reaching a licence agreement with Oxford for its recombinant adenovirus vaccine.
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 12:05 PM IST
Mexico on Wednesday announced more than 1,000 deaths in a day for the first time, while Brazil reported a record 1,349 daily deaths.
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Brasilia, London, Washington |HT Correspondent and Agencies
Malhi is a professor of Ecosystem Science at the University of Oxford, Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Biodiversity and Conservation at Oriel College, Oxford, and the director of the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests and the Oxford University Biodiversity Network.
Updated on May 28, 2020 04:13 PM IST
London |Press Trust of India
Oxford’s Jenner Institute has tied up with biopharma major AstraZeneca Plc to produce the vaccine on a mass scale if the results are successful.
Updated on May 24, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
The Oxford study is merging Phases II and III for a speedier development. Phase III involves assessing how the vaccine works in a large number of people over the age of 18, and how well it prevents people from becoming infected and unwell with Covid-19.
Updated on May 23, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The capacity is based on the company’s agreements with producers in several countries - together, it said it now has total capacity sourced for one billion doses through 2020 and into 2021. First deliveries are expected in September.
Published on May 21, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The Oxford vaccine is currently undergoing human trials and initial data is expected in May and advanced results by September.
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The Oxford project is one of nearly 80 such initiatives across the globe to develop a vaccine for Covid-19.
Published on Apr 24, 2020 04:41 PM IST
The study, intended to track the spread of Covid-19 in the general population, will continue for a year, with the aim that it will help improve understanding around the current rate of infection and how many people are likely to have developed antibodies to the virus.
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 08:50 PM IST
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced the extension amidst signs that the curbs are having some effect. Ministers and experts said lifting the lockdown or a return to normalcy would not be feasible until the mass availability of a vaccine for the virus.
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 10:19 PM IST
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in its report titled ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work’, describes coronavirus pandemic as “the worst global crisis since World War II”.
Published on Apr 08, 2020 03:49 PM IST
United Nations |Press Trust of India
Sarup, who graduated from DAV College, Lahore, in 1913 and obtained MA in Sanskrit from Oriental College, Lahore, was the first of two students enrolled on Oxford’s DPhil, the other was James Bronte Gatenby from New Zealand.
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 10:32 PM IST
Type 1 diabetes is associated with a 47% excess risk of heart failure in women compared to men, whilst type 2 diabetes has a 9% higher excess risk of heart failure for women than men, the research says.
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 07:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, London | HT Correspondent
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a world-famous writer of children’s fiction and a renowned mathematician. He was famous for his imaginative writing, wordplay, fantasy and for creating the new genre of literary nonsense through Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times |HT Correspondent
Academics Jennifer Doudna, Andrea Ghez, Shafi Goldwasser, Daniel Kahneman Simon Wessely, and Yo-Yo Ma (cellist), besides Poonawalla and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, were conferred with the degrees at a ceremony called ‘Encaenia’.
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 09:23 AM IST
Oxford has been a leading centre for the study of Humanities and Ethics for nearly 1,000 years, offering an unrivalled depth and range of expertise across disciplines
Published on Jun 19, 2019 06:41 PM IST
Johnson is among 10 candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. They have been making their pitch to the small electorate of 318 Conservative MPs who will vote in the first of the two-phase election, to be followed by party members voting on final two candidates; the result is due in week beginning July 22.
Published on Jun 12, 2019 06:28 PM IST
The analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) predicts the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years, a trend that will have grave implications for how digital heritage is treated in the future.
Updated on May 01, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Scholars and students have started blogs, daily and weekly briefings on various aspects of the election, with social media among the most discussed topics. The University of Oxford has also organised a public event on May 1.
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Among the “popular” ones are a song composed and performed by a middle-aged businessman and a short documentary made by a young fashion photographer. For most of the contributors, it is their first such experiment.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 05:21 AM IST
New Delhi |Abhishek Dey
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 12:13 AM IST
The largest and most comprehensive survey of morals across 60 societies – including Indian – by researchers at the University of Oxford has concluded that there are seven rules common to all, reflecting commonality across cultures.
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 09:31 PM IST
The plan to open the new college, which have been backed by the university’s governing body, must now win the approval of the Oxford’s dons and academics, the report said.
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 05:48 PM IST
PTI, London | HT Correspondent
Khaitan won the prize from among more than 200 researchers from around the world for his work across disciplines, including discrimination law, constitutional law, legal theory, political philosophy, democratic theory, constitutional design and ethics.
Published on Aug 04, 2018 08:18 AM IST