• £18.5 million boost for South West biosciences 24 October 2019 PhD training across the biosciences has received a massive boost thanks to a £18.5 million funding award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation) to the University of Bristol-led South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
  • Adult fly intestine could help understand intestinal regeneration 25 September 2019 Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are exposed to diverse types of environmental stresses such as bacteria and toxins, but the mechanisms by which epithelial cells sense stress are not well understood. New research by the universities of Bristol, Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have found that Nox-ROS-ASK1-MKK3-p38 signaling in IECs integrates various stresses to facilitate intestinal regeneration.
  • Bristol immersive VR documentary to be shown at Venice Film Festival 13 September 2019 From Bristol to the big screens of Venice Film Festival, Virtual Reality film The Waiting Room, [commissioned by the Virtual Realities – Immersive Documentary Encounters research project] will be premiered at the annual event which starts today [28 August to 7 September] to a star-studded audience of cinema enthusiasts.
  • International collaborative projects win funding to tackle major health challenges 21 August 2019 Developing drugs to treat cancer and how sleep can support a healthy memory are two international collaborative projects led by academics at the University of Bristol that have been awarded major funding by the UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Fund for International Collaboration.
  • Mendelian randomisation cancer and nutrition workshop 1 August 2019 The Mendelian randomisation cancer and nutrition workshop, hosted by the Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP) in Bristol on 15 and 16 July, attracted 20 experts to assess and discuss the question: What are the challenges in nutritional cancer epidemiology and how can Mendelian randomization address them?
  • University Cancer Research Fund awards 31 July 2019 The University Cancer Re-search Fund (UCRF) seeks out the most innovative ideas in cancer research through an annual seed funding call.
  • James Yarmolinsky wins CRUK fellowship 30 July 2019 Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP) researcher James Yarmolinsky has been awarded a CRUK 3-year fellowship, starting in October. The research will focus on "Evaluating the role of inflammation in cancer: robust target identification using genomic data."
  • Making the immune system better at recognising cancer 23 July 2019 A team at University of Bristol, led by Professor Linda Wooldridge, is engineering a type of immune cell that might be able to better target cancer cells. This could potentially lead to new therapies which could help the immune system combat cancer with fewer difficult interventions.
  • Understanding how cancer cells eat 16 July 2019 Meet Dr Emma Vincent as she tells us about her research and the artwork inspired by her work that reflects on the pathways that we and our cells can make
  • £9 million boost for health research in the west country 12 July 2019 Health researchers in the west country have been given a £9 million award from the Government's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to enable them to tackle the area's most pressing health problems. The funding will enable new research projects including forecasting demand in hospitals, increasing people's physical activity levels, supporting people who self-harm and improving outcomes for children in care.

Cancer research press releases

Press releases relating to cancer research on the University's central news pages.

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