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World's first research programme to identify scarring gene launched 26 November 2020 A world-leading £1.5 million research programme that aims to achieve scar free healing within a generation has been launched today [26 November] by The Scar Free Foundation, the only medical research charity which focuses solely on scarring. The five-year research study led by the University of Bristol will identify the gene(s) that causes scarring and inform future treatments.
- Exceptional Bristol researcher awarded Turing AI Fellowship to deliver world-class AI research 27 November 2020 Bristol researcher Dr Raul Santos-Rodriguez is one of 15 UK researchers awarded prestigious Turing AI fellowships to develop cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
- Treatment for drug addiction - how do patients cope in lockdown? 27 November 2020 There are encouraging signs that people in treatment for drug addiction can manage their medication when they are entrusted with a substantial quantity of opiate substitutes and told to take it in small daily doses, finds a new ‘early insight’ report from researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Bath.
- Exceptional challenges of bereavement during the pandemic highlighted in interim findings 27 November 2020 Interim findings of a survey of people bereaved in the UK since March, led by researchers from the univerities of Bristol and Cardiff and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, show the difficulties and distress experienced by those who have lost a loved one, both prior to the death and in their grief.
- Bristol embarks on a new partnership with India’s Krea University 26 November 2020 The University of Bristol has formalised an agreement to collaborate with Krea University in India, focusing on the fields of sciences and humanities.
- World's first research programme to identify scarring gene launched 26 November 2020 A world-leading £1.5 million research programme that aims to achieve scar free healing within a generation has been launched today [26 November] by The Scar Free Foundation, the only medical research charity which focuses solely on scarring. The five-year research study led by the University of Bristol will identify the gene(s) that causes scarring and inform future treatments.
- Where to withdraw? New research maps access to cash across the UK 26 November 2020 A report published today has mapped for the first time how far people have to travel to access cash across the UK.
- Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy sources 25 November 2020 Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air.
- Spread Germ Defence, not the virus! 25 November 2020 With Covid-19 infections still high and people preparing for Christmas gatherings, it is vitally important to try to reduce the spread of infection in people's homes as this is where infections are now most likely to be transmitted. Research suggests people who follow the advice from Germ Defence are less likely to catch flu or other viruses and less likely to pass it on to members of their household.
- Young people's anxiety levels doubled during first COVID-19 lockdown, says study 24 November 2020 The number of young people with anxiety doubled from 13 per cent to 24 per cent, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown 1, according to new research from the University of Bristol. The study, using Bristol’s Children of the 90s questionnaire data, showed that young people (27-29 years) reported higher levels of anxiety during the early phases of the pandemic in the first national lockdown and this was higher than their parents.
- Moths strike out in evolutionary arms race with sophisticated wing design 23 November 2020 Ultra-thin, super-absorbent and extraordinarily designed to detract attention, the wings of moths could hold the key for developing technological solutions to survive in a noisy world.