Articles about University of Oxford
13 Feb 2021
Oxford University testing COVID-19 vaccine in children
The University of Oxford plans to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children for the first time, becoming the latest vaccine developer to assess whether its coronavirus shot is effective in young people.
22 Jan 2021
Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace
After the first day of the massive coronavirus vaccination drive in India led to disappointing results — the target of inoculating three lakh healthcare workers wasn't met — the country picked pace and 10,43,534 people have now been given the first dose of either Covishield or COVAXIN, data from Health Ministry revealed.
11 Jan 2021
Centre will sponsor vaccination of healthcare, frontline workers: PM Modi
In his first interaction with chief ministers of all states after India approved two vaccines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the federal government will sponsor the vaccination of three crore healthcare and frontline workers.
05 Jan 2021
Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13
The first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be administered on January 13, a statement from a top official of the Union Health Ministry indicated on Tuesday.
05 Jan 2021
Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge
England's 56 million people were ordered to stay at home by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, as the United Kingdom struggles to contain a new variant of coronavirus.
02 Jan 2021
All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today
A dry run for vaccination, before the actual doses of the coronavirus vaccine are administered to people, will be held in all states and union territories today.
01 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week
India recorded less than 300 deaths linked to coronavirus every day between last Thursday and today, the government said.
01 Jan 2021
India set to start COVID-19 vaccination; panel approves Oxford vaccine
In a development that will soothe the coronavirus-battered nation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) panel on Friday gave approval to the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and British-pharma giant AstraZeneca.
01 Jan 2021
India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today
After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.
25 Dec 2020
Is India prepared for vaccination? Trial in four states soon
Though India is yet to approve a coronavirus vaccine candidate, on December 28 and 29, the Centre has planned a dry run in four states to judge the preparedness of the vaccination program, PTI reported on Friday.
23 Dec 2020
Awaiting COVID-19 vaccine arrival, Delhi hospital working on storage facility
From installing freezers to cold chain equipment set up, arrangements are being made at a Delhi government hospital for storage of the COVID-19 vaccine, anticipating its arrival, sources said on Tuesday.
23 Dec 2020
Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week
The coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, is likely to get approval from the Indian government for emergency use by next week, two people privy to the development told Reuters.
09 Dec 2020
Oxford-AstraZeneca release final-stage trial results, coronavirus vaccine labeled safe
The University of Oxford and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca became the first coronavirus vaccine developers to release their final-stage clinical trial data.
07 Dec 2020
Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine
Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought emergency use authorization from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the coronavirus vaccine, which is developed by the University of Oxford and the British-pharma giant AstraZeneca, multiple reports said.
28 Nov 2020
Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a three-city tour to review the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
26 Nov 2020
Manufacturing error in Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine raises pertinent questions
After announcing that their coronavirus vaccine candidate was nearly 70% effective, the University of Oxford and its partner, AstraZeneca, on Wednesday admitted to a manufacturing error, which has now sparked important questions about the results.
23 Nov 2020
Can launch 100 million vaccine doses by January-February, says Poonawalla
The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, has said that the institute can roll out 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by January-February.
05 Nov 2020
Bharat Biotech's coronavirus vaccine could be out by February 2021
The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech could be launched by February, months earlier than expected, an official from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told Reuters on Thursday.
05 Nov 2020
Affordable COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021, promises SII's Adar Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, said that the vaccine against coronavirus will be available in India by January 2021, two months from now, provided that the government gives approvals on time.
16 Sep 2020
After setback, Serum allowed to resume Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. VG Somani has permitted the Serum Institute of India (SII) to resume trial of the coronavirus vaccine candidate, being developed by the University of Oxford, revoking the last week's order that halted the process.
14 Sep 2020
Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), that has taken up the mammoth task of mass-producing the vaccine for novel coronavirus, asserted that the vaccine will not be available for the entire world before the end of 2024.
12 Sep 2020
AstraZeneca resumes clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine after UK nod
Late-stage clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the drug firm AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have resumed.
12 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: Serum Institute ordered to halt recruitment for vaccine trial
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has ordered the Serum Institute of India (SII) to pause the recruitment of volunteers for Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials of the coronavirus vaccine, being developed by the University of Oxford and UK-pharma giant AstraZeneca.
10 Sep 2020
Big setback: Serum pauses Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial in India
A day after deciding to not halt the trial of the coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with UK-pharma giant AstraZeneca, the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday said it was also pausing the process.
10 Sep 2020
Serum Institute gets notice after AstraZeneca halts coronavirus vaccine trial
Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) sent a notice to the Serum Institute of India (SII) asking why trials for the coronavirus vaccine candidate, developed by the University of Oxford, were not halted even when UK-based pharma giant AstraZeneca had stopped the process after a volunteer fell ill.
09 Sep 2020
AstraZeneca halts coronavirus vaccine trial after volunteer falls ill
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday that it was halting late-stage trials of the coronavirus vaccine, developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, after a volunteer fell ill.
19 Aug 2020
Australia secures 'promising' COVID-19 vaccine, will offer it for free
In a bid to exit the COVID-19 pandemic for good, Australia has secured access to a "promising vaccine."
25 Jul 2020
How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?
Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.
26 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.
17 Jun 2020
Confirmed! Dexamethasone drug can be 'life-saving' for COVID-19 patients
As the race to develop vaccines and anti-viral treatments for COVID-19 continues, researchers in the UK have confirmed that Dexamethasone, an existing and pretty affordable drug, can prove 'life-saving' for critical cases of the disease.
21 May 2020
Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial
Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.
14 Feb 2019
Study: Seven moral rules exist across societies around the world
Despite there existing thousands of cultures around the world, anthropologists from the University of Oxford have identified seven 'universal' moral rules that are present across human cultures.
03 Dec 2018
IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay rank among world's top 200 engineering, tech universities
IISc-Bangalore has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the subject category 'Engineering and Technology' in 2019 Times Higher Education rankings.
27 Sep 2018
Record 49 Indian universities among the world's best; IISc tops
According to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, published Wednesday, India saw a record 49 universities being chosen among the world's best.
11 Apr 2018
Oxford University crash course for two Indian teaching Olympiad winners
Two Indian teachers bagged a two-week classroom course at the University of Oxford by topping CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO).
28 Feb 2018
Indian 'Forbes 30 Under 30' to speak at LSE Forum
Yashveer Singh, Director of Ashoka Innovators for the Public's youth program has been invited to speak at London School of Economics and Political Science's India Forum for its annual conference, LSE SU India Forum (LIF) 2018.
30 Dec 2017
Indian-origin scientist Pratibha Gai awarded Britain's royal damehood
Indian-origin scientist Pratibha Gai has been appointed a Dame (female equivalent for a knight) for her services to chemical sciences and technology, as per the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2018, that was released on Saturday.
07 Dec 2017
Google's AI engine self-learns chess in 4hours, beats leading program
Google has claimed that its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence (AI) program has defeated Stockfish 8, the world's leading specialist software, in chess.
30 Jun 2017
Groceries at your doorstep, delivered by self-driving cars
UK-based online retailer Ocado Technologies is looking to get driverless vehicles on the road to deliver groceries to their customers, reports said.