New Better Care South-West Partnership will join up data to improve and integrate care29 April 2020A new partnership led by the University of Bristol that will join up data and improve patient care in the South West has been announced by the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) today [29 April]. The HDR UK Better Care South-West Partnership is being awarded £1.2 million over three years to drive forward data-led research projects and join up the region’s considerable health data expertise.
Dr Christopher Wormald, 1936-202029 April 2020Dr Christopher John Wormald, who retired from the University as a Reader in Chemistry in 2002, sadly passed away on 20 April. Emeritus Professor Brian Vincent, Peter Cox and Christopher’s daughter Eleanor offer this remembrance.
New drug formulation could treat Candida infections28 April 2020With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) increasing around the world, new research led by the University of Bristol has shown a new drug formulation could possibly be used in antifungal treatments against Candida infections.
Herbert John Adler, 1943-202027 April 2020Herbert John Adler, Lecturer in the Drama Department between 1969 and 1999, sadly passed away of Covid-19 in March 2020. His colleague Simon Jones offers this remembrance.
COVID-19: Update from the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Board 23 April 2020The implications of COVID-19 will have a significant financial impact on the higher education sector, and Bristol is no exception. As such, all members of the University’s Executive Board have decided to take a voluntary salary cut until there is more clarity regarding the results of the 2020-21 student recruitment cycle.
Pregnant women needed for study on social distancing during COVID-1923 April 2020Pregnant women who live in the Bristol area are invited to take part in a new COVID-19 study run by the University of Bristol. The PiP (Pregnant in a Pandemic) study aims to improve the social distancing guidance and support available to pregnant women during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Alcohol use during pregnancy linked to offspring depression21 April 2020Children of mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing depression in late adolescence, according to new University of Bristol research. The study, which used data from 14,541 pregnant mothers in the 1990s, is published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
UKRI priority funding for 'Germ Defence' app to help reduce worldwide COVID-19 spread17 April 2020UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced priority funding for 'Germ Defence' - the only digital behavioural infection control intervention worldwide. Proven to reduce the transmission of infections in the home, clinicians and researchers from the Universities of Southampton, Bristol, Bath and Public Health England will now develop the resource into a freely available worldwide app in 20 languages.
Bristol announces the first of many new research projects to tackle COVID-199 April 2020Diagnostic research to increase the UK's testing capacity, new vaccine targets, understanding more about people who are asymptomatic, and digital support for people with diabetes, are some of the new projects announced by the University of Bristol today [8 April] that will undertake vital COVID-19 research to tackle the global health crisis.
Five ways parents and children can win in lockdown9 April 2020With the novelty of home schooling wearing thin and the reality of not seeing schoolmates hitting home, children across the country might be feeling more unsettled than enthusiastic. Parents are also under pressure, as the work emails, household chores and lesson plans mount up, taking the art of multi-tasking to a whole new level.
Social media can accurately forecast economic impact of natural disasters including COVID-19 pandemic8 April 2020Social media should be used to chart the economic impact and recovery of businesses in countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research published in Nature Communications. University of Bristol scientists describe a ‘real time’ method accurately trialled across three global natural disasters which could be used to reliably forecast the financial impact of the current global health crisis.
Calculating early warning scores before they reach hospital can help the sickest patients7 April 2020Recording National Early Warning Scores (NEWS) when a patient is urgently referred to hospital can improve the process of care for the sickest patients and reduce the time taken to get to hospital, according to a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded study at the University of Bristol published in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) today [7 April]. National Early Warning Scores help clinicians recognise when patients are at risk of deterioration, for example as a result of infection such as sepsis.
Linda Cheffings, 1974-20196 April 2020Linda Cheffings, the University’s Finance and HR Systems Manager, died on 7 November 2019. Her colleague Julie Coombs offers this remembrance.
Plant root hairs key to reducing soil erosion3 April 2020The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study has found. The research, led by the University of Bristol and published in Communications Biology, provides compelling evidence that when root hairs interact with the surrounding soil they reduce soil erosion and increase soil cohesion by binding soil particles.
Natural light flicker can help prevent detection 1 April 2020Movement breaks camouflage, making it risky for anything trying to hide. New research, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B today [1 April] has shown that dynamic features common in many natural habitats, such as moving light patterns, can reduce being located when moving.