Revisiting the Global Workspace orchestrating the hierarchical organisation of the human brain
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A paper published on 4 January in the open access journalNature Human Behavior by Gustavo Deco, director of the Brain and Cognition Center, and Morten L. Kringelbach, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University (UK) and the Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus (Denmark). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fast food restaurant proximity likely doesn't affect children's weight
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper inQ Open, published by Oxford University Press, finds that the availability of fast food restaurants on the route between children's houses and their schools does not affect children's weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India wants Pfizer to do local study for approval: Official
Serum Institute of India, the local manufacturer of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, has done a similar study on more than 1,500 people over months before seeking and receiving emergency approval in the country. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU regulator is considering Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
The European Medicines Agency says AstraZeneca and Oxford University have submitted an application for their COVID-19 vaccine to be licensed across the 27-nation European Union (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Anorexia?
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Gut microbes may play a significant role in the eating disorder anorexia, a new British study says. Researchers from the University of Oxford reviewed available evidence suggesting that in people with anorexia gut microbes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

EMA receives application for conditional marketing authorisation of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
EMA has received an application for conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. The assessment of the vaccine, known as COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, will proceed under an accelerated timeline. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured EMA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech set to dispatch first consignment of Covaxin
"Today in the evening the first consignment is going out of Hyderabad.... (it is from ) Bharat Biotech. It is going to 11 destinations," an official told reporters after receiving the first consignment of Covishield vaccines. Covishield is developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine race: Main candidates and where they stand
Co-developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and known as Covishield in India, the vaccine was the first on which a scientific study was published based on Phase 3 clinical trials. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Government Gears Up to Roll-Out Covid-19 Vaccine
[SAnews.gov.za] Healthcare workers will be first in line for inoculation after South Africa secured 1.5 million doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine which will be rolled out this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

January Issue of BioScience Now Available
The January 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesDecember Issue of BioScience Now AvailableIn Their Own Words- Alan CovichVirtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research  (Source: AIBS Classifieds)
Source: AIBS Classifieds - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

January Issue of BioScience Now Available
The January 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesDecember Issue of BioScience Now AvailableIn Their Own Words- Alan CovichVirtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research  (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

January Issue of BioScience Now Available
The January 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesDecember Issue of BioScience Now AvailableIn Their Own Words- Alan CovichVirtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

January Issue of BioScience Now Available
The January 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesDecember Issue of BioScience Now AvailableIn Their Own Words- Alan CovichVirtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research  (Source: AIBS News)
Source: AIBS News - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

January Issue of BioScience Now Available
The January 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesDecember Issue of BioScience Now AvailableIn Their Own Words- Alan CovichVirtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research  (Source: Eye on Education)
Source: Eye on Education - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

January Issue of BioScience Now Available
The January 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesDecember Issue of BioScience Now AvailableIn Their Own Words- Alan CovichVirtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research  (Source: Washington Watch)
Source: Washington Watch - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

January Issue of BioScience Now Available
The January 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesDecember Issue of BioScience Now AvailableIn Their Own Words- Alan CovichVirtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research  (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

What have we learnt from COVID-19 research?, RCP
Summary of plenary sessions from the RCP annual conference focusing on what has been learnt from COVID-19 research. The presentations were by Martin Landray, professor of epidemiology at the University of Oxford, on lessons learnt from the RECOVERY trial, and Anthony Gordon, professor of anaesthesia and critical care, Imperial College London, on REMAP-CAP. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North and south are not poles apart | Brief letters
Geophysics | Covid tests | Spring decorations | Manchester City goal | Severn Bridge namingYour claim that “at least north is still north” (Terrawatch, 6 January) sounds as reassuring as it is wrong. I ’ve always taught my students that opposite poles attract. The north pole of a free magnet will point north. Therefore the earth’s north pole must be a south pole. Historically, north has sometimes been north, but currently it is south. Oddly, my students found my teaching methods confusing.Matt AtkinsonCEO, Lighthouse Learning Multi-Academy Trust, Southampton• As a participant in the Oxford Univ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Physics Science Coronavirus Christmas Football Source Type: news

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine may get quick approval
The jab uses similar technology to the Oxford University vaccine, making it just as easy to transport and store, but requires just one injection to work fully. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human migration patterns connected to vitamin D deficiencies today
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Oxford Economic Papers finds that migration flows the last 500 years from high sunlight regions to low sunlight regions influence contemporary health outcomes in destination countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa to get 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines from India
The vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford, is made from a virus which is a weakened version of a common cold virus (adenovirus), that has been genetically changed so that it is impossible for it to grow in humans. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

View: Private sector should be an ally in India ’s big vaccine push
The vaccine rollout is already off to a shaky start. The government last week announced emergency approval for two vaccines. The first, a joint effort from AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University, is being produced by the Serum Institute of India, the world ’s largest vaccine manufacturer. The other has been developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech International Ltd. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK first in world to start using Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
The U.K. has became the first country in the world to start using the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK first in world to start using Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. on Monday became the first nation in the world to start using the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK first to roll out AstraZeneca shots in race to stem COVID surge
Britain began vaccinating its population with Oxford University and AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot on Monday in a world first, racing to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK launches first AstraZeneca vaccinations worldwide
The U.K. on Monday became the first country in the world to begin administering AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford's coronavirus... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Oxford man, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca jab
Dialysis patient Brian Pinker received jab at Oxford ’s Churchill hospital on Monday morningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn 82-year-old retired maintenance manager has become the first person in the world outside clinical trials to get thevaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.Speaking after getting the jab at Oxford ’s Churchill hospital at 7.30am, Brian Pinker, 82, said: “The vaccine means everything to me. To my mind, it’s the only way of getting back to normal life.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Science Society Medical research University of Oxford AstraZeneca World news Source Type: news

U.K. rolls out AstraZeneca shots, touts taking lead in global vaccine race
England's National Health Service says a retired maintenance manager has received the first injection of the new coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and drug giant AstraZeneca. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Oxford man, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Dialysis patient Brian Pinker received jab at Oxford University hospital on Monday morningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn 82-year-old retired maintenance manager has become the first person in the world to receive the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine outside clinical trials.Brian Pinker, a dialysis patient, received the jab at 7.30am on Monday from nurse Sam Foster at Oxford University hospitals NHS foundation trust ’s Churchill hospital.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Science Society Medical research Source Type: news

When can I get an Oxford Covid vaccine? Rollout begins TODAY
The Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine has now been approved for use in the UK, so when can you get an Oxford Covid vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South African Covid variant could be resistant to vaccine, expert warns
Sir John Bell, regius professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, says there is 'big question mark' over the new strain (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP Interview: India bars virus vaccine maker from exporting
NEW DELHI (AP) — India will not allow the export of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for several months, the head... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Covishield and Covaxin, the other vaccine candidates in India
As India prepares for one of the world's biggest vaccination campaigns, the DCGI has authorised the use of two coronavirus vaccines for emergency use- one developed by Oxford University-AstraZeneca 'Covidshield' and the other by Bharat Biotech 'Covaxin'. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS delivers life-saving Oxford jab
The NHS has started the rollout of the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine with patients at Oxford University Hospital the very first to get the life-saving jab. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How is the Oxford Covid vaccine being deployed in England?
With jab to be administered to public for first time, we look at key questions about its rolloutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe biggest vaccination programme in the UK ’s history will receive amajor boost on Monday, with the first use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. Here we look at some key questions about how it will be deployed in England.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation UK news Health Infectious diseases Society University of Oxford AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry NHS Source Type: news

India Approves Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine and 1 Other
The approvals, which include a shot developed by Bharat Biotech, an Indian pharmaceutical company, begin a vast campaign to inoculate the hard-hit nation ’s 1.3 billion people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Schmall and Sameer Yasir Tags: India Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rumors and Misinformation Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Factories and Manufacturing Epidemics AstraZeneca PLC Oxford University The Serum Institute Poonawalla, Adar Source Type: news

The Observer view on information about the rollout of the Covid vaccine | Observer editorial
It is right to celebrate the Oxford/AstraZeneca achievement but the government must tell the public when they will be inoculatedTomorrow, Britain will witness an extraordinary moment in its grim struggle to limit the devastation caused by Covid-19 when thefirst Briton is injected with a vaccinedeveloped by the University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The fact that this inoculation is occurring within a year of the emergence of a disease that has since ravaged the globe is an astonishing achievement, a tribute to world-class British science and a highly effective pharmaceutical industry. More importa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Observer editorial Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Boris Johnson Science UK news Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine approval: All risks paid off, proud moment for India, say SII, Bharat Biotech
Pune-based vaccine major Serum Institute of India (SII) had entered into a collaboration with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine Covishield. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India's approval of homegrown vaccine criticised over lack of data
The government also approved the use of a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University which will be the lead vaccine in India's immunisation programme until other shots are approved. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Covishield' ready to roll out in coming weeks, says Serum Institute's Adar Poonawalla
The Pune-based vaccine major has entered into a collaboration with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
India's drug regulator has recommended the emergency-use approval of two vaccines for COVID-19 — one developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another by the Indian manufacturer Bharat Biotech. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: EU rollout of Pfizer vaccine may be disrupted by supply issues, BioNTech warns
Latest updates: German biotech startupwarns of ‘gaps’ in vaccine supply; re-analysis Covid tests in US raises questions about origin of B117 ‘UK strain’Key London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public ’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage10.18amGMTIndia ’s drug regulator is set to approve on Friday a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.The decision would pave the way for th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news US news UK news Boris Johnson Politics Source Type: news