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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Teaching has taken place at Oxford since 1096. Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country, rating top in the REF power rankings published by Research Fortnight. Oxford’s research involves more than 70 departments, almost 1,800 academic staff, more than 5,000 research and research support staff, and more than 5,600 graduate research students. The University has 38 independent colleges to which undergraduate and graduate students belong. Oxford has the highest research income from external sponsors of any UK university: £478.3m in 2013/14. The University has pioneered the successful commercial exploitation of academic research and invention, creating more than 100 companies, and files more patents each year than any other UK university.


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The concern is about more than one shot vs. two. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

Backlash against Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is real and risky – here’s how to make its rollout a success

Religious opposition over a link to abortions performed decades ago and misunderstandings about effectiveness could lead to a nightmare of angry patients and wasted vaccine.
Lors d'une pandémie, les vaccins sont très attendus et tout problème de pénurie menace la chaîne d'approvisionnement. Shutterstock

Une autre pénurie de vaccin, celui contre la polio en 1959, a conduit à un vol spectaculaire de doses à Laval

En 1959, trois hommes armés ont fait irruption à l'Institut de microbiologie de l'Université de Montréal et ont dérobé 75 000 flacons d'un vaccin contre la polio. Avons-nous appris de cet événement ?


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