Latest Oxford University Stories

2011-02-07 09:15:00

A team of British scientists claim that they have developed a new flu vaccine that could work against all currently identified strains of the ailment.

2011-01-26 14:10:07

A hurtling asteroid about the size of the Titanic caused the scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere on July 19, 2009.

2010-12-17 09:02:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis US and Oxford University have entered into an agreement to conduct multi-phase oncology clinical and epidemiological research with INDOX, India's leading academic oncology network.

2010-12-07 08:25:00

Researchers at Oxford University and other British institutes have found that taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of cancer by 20 percent.

2010-11-29 09:00:00

Current methods being used to combat global warming simply aren't working, according to a series of papers published by the UK-based scientific academy The Royal Society.

2010-11-16 08:26:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Followers of Sarah Palin's Twitter account will undoubtedly recognize the New Oxford American Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2010: refudiate verb used loosely to mean "reject": she called on them to refudiate the proposal to build a mosque.

2010-11-14 07:45:00

Researchers have found that the video game Tetris may reduce flashbacks or traumatic events in a way that other kinds of games cannot.

2010-11-02 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a country that seems at once to be on the brink of collapse, the future microcosm of Al Qaeda terror, and possibly America's next Afghanistan. The stakes are high and the future is unclear for Oxford's 2010 Place of the Year, Yemen.

2010-10-12 09:34:00

www.oxfordwesternmusic.com NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is praise for the print edition of Taruskin's Oxford History of Western Music: "Most of the news in classical music takes place on stage or on disc.

2010-10-11 09:30:00

A series of genetic variations linked to fat, obesity, and body shape have been discovered by an international team of 400 experts from more than 250 research institutions.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.