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Life Sciences - Jul 5
Life Sciences
Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a 'brain washing' technique pioneered by Bristol researchers have shown in a 10-year follow-up study, were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. The findings are published today [5 July] in the journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood.
Life Sciences - Jul 2
Life Sciences

Whole genome sequencing is the technology used by the 100,000 Genomes Project, a service set up by the government which aims to introduce routine genetic diagnostic testing in the NHS.

Environment - Jul 1

Due to historical inequalities, communities in the country's Andean lowlands are economically poorer and more vulnerable than those in the high Andes.

Health - Jun 29

The study, led by the University of Bristol and supported by Diabetes UK , is funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and is being carried out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of face-to-face diabetes education, routine check-up appointments, and peer support groups due to the government's distancing measures.

Chemistry - Jun 29

Chemists, biochemists and physicists at Bristol, Exeter and Sheffield have teamed up in a £7.25M five-year project that could drive down the cost of energy production and help in the government's net zero carbon ambitions

Life Sciences - Jun 26
Life Sciences

A new study demonstrates for the first time that dolphins can learn foraging techniques outside the mother-calf bond - showing that they have a similar cultural nature to great apes. The findings, led by an international research team including academics at the University of Bristol, are published in Current Biology.

Social Sciences - Jul 1

Understanding these contact patterns, and how people physically distance from each other in different settings and among different groups, will help policy makers design effective control strategies for preventing transmission.

Health - Jun 30

SAFB1 is an important protein controlling gene regulation in the brain and is similar in structure to other proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases of age.

Pharmacology - Jun 29

A new polymeric heart valve with a life span potentially longer than current artificial valves that would also prevent the need for the millions of patients with diseased heart valves to require life-long blood thinning tablets has been developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge. The team's latest in-vitro results, published in Biomaterials Science, suggest that the PoliValve could last for up to 25 years.

Innovation - Jun 26

The visionary initiative, led by the University of Bristol, will develop major new research and development (R&D) facilities and partnerships connecting regional and national partners with global tech giants, including Netflix, Google, and Microsoft.

Health - Jun 26

The COH-FIT (Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times) is an online survey project to identify risk and protective factors that will inform prevention and intervention programmes for the COVID-19 pandemic, and if other pandemics occur in the future.

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