Oxford Ancestors Ltd Company Profile

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Oxford Ancestors was founded by Prof Bryan Sykes following press coverage of his genetic research and the publication of his first book “The Seven Daughters of Eve”. Bryan had been using DNA analysis to trace important events in human evolution and to show that everyone on Earth has common ancestry. When this information appeared in the press, he was overwhelmed by requests from the public for personal DNA analysis services.The DNA that he was using for his research was a specific type called mitochondrial DNA (or mtDNA, for short), which is inherited solely down the maternal line. In other words, your mtDNA is inherited exclusively from your mother, who inherited it from her mother (your grandmother), who inherited it from her mother (your great grandmother), and so on back through time. The analysis of the mtDNA formed the basis of our first service, the MatriLine™ analysis.


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What we inherited from our bug-eating ancestors

Gene Mutation Made Our Ancestors Better Long Distance Runners

Humans aren’t as strong as lions, can’t run as fast as cheetahs and don’t see as well as owls. But there is one thing we are pretty good at: endurance running. Between 2 and 3 million years ago...

Nitric Oxide conference gets under way in Oxford

Delegates from round the world have descended on Oxford for the 10th international conference of the Nitric Oxide Society, which has got under way. This year, the NIHR oxford Biomedical Research Centr...

Our Ancestors Got High, Too

The tales we tell — from Homer and Genesis to your friend’s ninth recounting of that epic rave last summer — are rich with drug use. But studies show our ancestors were chewing, brewing and bla...

Oxford woman sheds nearly six stone after diabetes diagnosis – Oxford Mail

Oxford MailOxford woman sheds nearly six stone after diabetes diagnosisOxford MailA DIABETES diagnosis was a wake-up call for one Oxford woman who has now shed nearly six stone. 0 comment. Retired nur...

Parental controls do not stop teens from seeing pornography, new research finds

(University of Oxford) New research from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford has found that Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in ...

Oxford Immunotec Announces Launch of the Accutix Brand

Oxford Immunotec Global (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company, today announced the launch of the Accutix brand for its tick-borne disease offering. As quoted in the press release: ...

Oxford Impact 2018 workshop

Last month, the NIHR Oxford BRC and the UK Cochrane Collaboration organised the Oxford Impact 2018 workshop, which brought together people from a wide range of fields to “think differently about res...

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The universal ancestor, the deeper nodes of the tree of life, and the fundamental types of primary cells (cellular domains).

I have analyzed the deep nodes of the topology of the tree of life as supported by Castelle and Banfield (2018). My arguments imply that the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) and the ancestors of ...

Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics - Paediatric Neurology: Rob Forsyth and Richard Newton (eds) : Published by Oxford University Press, UK; Third Edition: 2018; ISBN: 978-0-19-878444-9.

Marginal ancestral contributions to atrial fibrillation in the Standardbred racehorse: Comparison of cases and controls.

Admissions of Standardbred racehorses (Std) to the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital (OVCTH) for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) began to increase in the early 1990s. The arrhythmia h...

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Romanian Oxford Shoulder Score.

The use of validated patient reported outcome scores is critical to the reporting and monitoring of the effectiveness of clinical treatment. The aim of this study was to translate and culturally valid...

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS).

To translate and culturally adapt the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) to the European Portuguese language, and to test its reliability (internal consistency, reproducibility and measurement error) and val...

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Oxford Partial Knee Replacement. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Three Implant Types

The purpose of this scientific study is to clarify whether there is a relationship between the appearance of radiolucent lines in bone-cement interphase of the tibial component of the diff...

Comparison of Oxford UKA and Sigma UKA With RSA.

Comparison of two unicompartmental knee arthroplasties (UKA), to see if Sigma UKA performs equally good as the Oxford UKA. The study focuses on how well the arthroplasty is fixated to the ...

A Clinical Investigation of the Oxford® Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System

The purpose of this study is to collect information on complications and survivorship of patients implanted with the Oxford™ Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System at multiple sites in th...

Oxford® Partial Knee Kinematics Gait Analysis Study

The objective of this study is to compare the effect on gait of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), using the Oxford® Partial Knee, versus total knee arthroplasty (TKA), using the V...

Outcome Analysis of the Oxford Partial Knee Arthroplasty

Prospectively monitor the patients receiving the Oxford Partial knee arthroplasty

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Oxford Ancestors

harnesses the precision of modern genetics in the service of genealogy.

Oxford Ancestors Ltd

Oxford Ancestors was founded by Prof Bryan Sykes following press coverage of his genetic research and the publication of his first book “The Seven Daughters of Eve”. Bryan had been using DNA analy...

Oxford Resource Partners, LP

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Oxford Healthcare Technology

Oxford Healthcare Technology is a staffing firm that leverages their recruiting expertise to deliver experienced healthcare professionals and project teams for consulting engageme...

Oxford Lasers, Inc.

Since 1977, Oxford Lasers has been supplying laser solutions to science and industry. Oxford Lasers was founded in 1977 by physicists from Oxford University whose research had been directed towards th...

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