Oxford Risk Research and Analysis (ORRA), a new spin-out company founded by Oxford University zoologists, has been created to provide services to businesses who are making decisions related to risks. Intriguingly, among the useful insights into risk management are those gained from studies on animal behaviour.
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A revolutionary new test for identifying people infected with tuberculosis (TB), one of the leading causes of death worldwide, will shortly be launched by Oxford Immunotec Ltd, a new spin-out company from the University of Oxford. The test radically improves the speed and accuracy with which the disease can be identified. It has been developed to replace the existing skin test for TB, which is given to 600,000 UK schoolchildren every year.