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  • Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds 16 August 2018 Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows. The study by scientists at University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, and the University of Bristol, is published in Science Translational Medicine.
  • Bristol launches the new Faculty of Life Sciences 1 August 2018 The start of August sees the creation of a brand-new faculty at the University of Bristol – the Faculty of Life Sciences.
  • Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be eradicated completely?’ 26 July 2018 Part of Cancer Research UK’s Science Surgery series which answers cancer science questions submitted by the public.
  • Bristol thinking globally for health 18 July 2018 Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, University of Bristol, describes the Institute's innovative approach to global health challenges. This blog is part of the Bristol Firsts series, celebrating Bristol-based innovations in the NHS’s 70th year.
  • CRUK awards Bristol researcher £1.4 million to investigate cancer growth containment 6 July 2018 University of Bristol researcher, Professor Eugenia Piddini from the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, has been awarded a Programme Foundation Award worth £1.4 million by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to lead research into how the natural properties of normal non-cancer cells can be harnessed to contain cancer growth.
  • Collaborating outside of the Life Sciences 6 July 2018 In a recent article for Physics World, David Scott, Cancer Research UK's Director of Discovery Research and Research Communications, explores the importance of collaboration between cancer researchers and physicists and how CRUK are facilitating these important partnerships.
  • Cancer in the UK: State of the Nation Report 6 July 2018 Cancer Research UK have released their latest report summarising the current state of cancer in the UK – spanning prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survival – highlighting the progress being made as well as the challenges the UK still faces.
  • Weeding out childhood leukaemia – fighting cancer with nature 31 May 2018 New research, led by cancer biologists from the University of Bristol, has shown that bone marrow cells can protect cancer cells from a plant derived anti-cancer agent called Parthenolide.
  • New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking 25 May 2018 A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded study, involving University of Bristol researchers and published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity, measured by the number of cigarettes smoked per day. These results were consistent in both men and women.
  • Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device? 10 May 2018 New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system. The research, led by the University of Bristol, is part of a new £1.5 million grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Toshiba and Decawave to the OPERA project, a consortium including the universities of Bristol and Oxford; University College London and Coventry University.

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