Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    • Showcasing Brookes research at school science festival

      Showcasing Brookes research at school science festival

      Researchers from Oxford Brookes University took part in Cheney School’s science festival this week (Tuesday 7 February).

    • Low thyroid hormone before birth alters growth and development of fetal pancreas

      Low thyroid hormone before birth alters growth and development of fetal pancreas

      Researchers at Oxford Brookes are part of a team who have discovered levels of thyroid hormone in babies influence insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas, according to a new study published in The Journal of Physiology.

    • Super Science Saturday

      Super Science Saturday

      On November 27th 2016 Professor Alistair McGregor and members of his research group in BMS, took part in a public event at the Oxford Museum of Natural History.

    • Lab in Focus; Dr Dianne Newbury

      Lab in Focus; Dr Dianne Newbury

      For many, the ability to learn a language in infancy is considered an inherent skill and a basic stage of development. But the complex process of understanding and using language to communicate, is all too often taken for granted. Around 5-10% of the population are affected by speech and language disorders in childhood and for those affected, this can often have a wider impact on the rest of their lives. Factors such as poor educational attainment at school and a poor development of essential key skills, can go on to have repercussions in later life that hinder various aspects of a person’s social and professional sphere.

    • TRANSDIA: Brookes researchers working at the forefront of international diabetes research

      TRANSDIA: Brookes researchers working at the forefront of international diabetes research

      Oxford Brookes University is a key collaborator in an international project known as TRANSDIA to tackle type 1 diabetes and benefit the increasing numbers of diabetic patients world-wide.

    • Oxford Brookes Biologist wins national Science Communication Award

      Oxford Brookes Biologist wins national Science Communication Award

      Bio-Imaging Unit Researcher Dr Louise Hughes MRSB from Oxford Brookes University has been awarded a national Science Communication Award from the Royal Society of Biology.

    • New home of microscopes will help research thrive

      New home of microscopes will help research thrive

      The next phase of development at Oxford Brookes is now complete, with the opening this week of the Sinclair Annex.

    • Gatsby at Brookes

      Gatsby at Brookes

      The 21st century has been dubbed “the century of the biosciences”. Advances in biomedical sciences mean that people will live longer so one of the grand challenges the world faces is to feed our ever growing population. Plant scientists are working to ensure this as over the next decades food production will have to double if we are to avoid extensive global famines exacerbated by the effects of climate change on the availability of agricultural land and a shift towards increasing meat consumption.

    • Brookes hosts lecture for the Oxford Festival of Nature

      Brookes hosts lecture for the Oxford Festival of Nature

      Oxford Brookes is taking part in this years’ Oxford Festival of Nature (1-14 June).

    • Research to target neglected infectious diseases in Brazil

      Research to target neglected infectious diseases in Brazil

      In recent weeks, we have focused on four new research projects at Oxford Brookes which have received grants from the Newton Fund.