Explore Science!

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Explore Science!

Explore science through these films, talks and articles that shed light on the world of population health research. At the Nuffield Department of Population Health, we aim to improve human physical and mental health, promote wellbeing and reduce inequalities. 

Our scientists help test medicines for diseases that can affect us all, such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. One of the ways we do this is to run carefully controlled experiments called clinical trials. We also carry out different tests on blood and other samples in our laboratories.  You can find out about both below.     

During the COVID-19 pandemic we turned our expertise towards tackling the virus. This included helping set up a massive “Lighthouse” COVID test laboratory at lightning speed. It still processes many of our COVID tests. 

We are also running a clinical trial – the RECOVERY trial that has discovered treatments to save the lives of huge numbers of people seriously ill with COVID-19. Learn more through the links below.

And meet and hear from some of our scientists and researchers. What do they actually do and how did they get into their careers? Have fun exploring science!

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