University of Oxford: News

19 Aug 2022


COVID-19 increases risk of brain fog, dementia: Study

A new study published in Lancet Psychiatric Journal has found a strong link between COVID-19 and several neurological and psychiatric conditions in the infected patients.

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

Narendra Modi

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

NITI Aayog

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

Narendra Modi

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

South Africa

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

Narendra Modi

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

United Kingdom

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."

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

South Korea

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.

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

Donald Trump

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

Oxford University

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.