Research on 377,000 people worldwide highlights the role of genes in eczema19 October 2015In the largest genetic study of eczema in the world to date, a group of international researchers, led by Dr Lavinia Paternoster from the University's MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU), has discovered 10 new genetic variants related to eczema. The researchers combined data on 377,000 participants in 40 research studies worldwide, including Children of the 90s (ALSPAC).
Is there a link between high childhood IQ and bipolar disorder?19 August 2015New research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that serious mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, may be the price that human beings have to pay for traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency.
Children of the 90s flock to see Rex4 August 2015Dozens of participants in the world-famous Children of the 90s project flocked to see Rex, their Shaun in the City sculpture, outside the Royal West of England Academy today (Tuesday 4 August 2015).
Virtual reality helps make sense of complex scientific data30 July 2015Virtual reality (VR) is a billion-dollar industry familiar to gamers but recently VR technology has been used to make sense of the enormous scientific dataset that is the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parent and Children (ALSPAC).
Gene variation identified for teen binge eating20 July 2015A variation of a gene that can lead teenagers to binge eat has been identified using data from Children of the 90s. The researchers hope the finding will allow us to better understand why binge eating develops, and inform the development of preventative strategies for at-risk teens before they become overweight or obese.
Children of the 90s reveals its Shaun the Sheep6 July 2015Children of the 90s is delighted to announce that its Shaun the Sheep, designed by artist Beth Waters, is called Rex, and will be located outside the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) on the Triangle in Bristol during the Shaun in the City Trail (6 July-31 August).
Small changes to a child’s head size should not concern parents18 May 2015Measuring the size of a child’s head is done routinely worldwide to screen for possible learning or developmental problems but new research out today suggests that differences within the normal range of measurements are common – and mainly due to human error – and should not unduly concern parents.
Drinking in films linked to teenagers' alcohol use14 April 2015The more teenagers see alcohol being drunk in films, the more likely they are to try it themselves and the more likely they are to develop drinking problems, according to new research from Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol.
Rapid weight gain in first three months of life increases asthma risk8 January 2015Babies who gain weight rapidly in the first three months of life are more likely to develop asthma and for it to persist into adolescence. This is according to the latest research from Children of the 90s, which analysed information on height, weight and asthma symptoms in almost 10,000 people in the study at various points in time from birth to age 17.