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  • UK universities will work together to improve research quality and reproducibility 10 December 2019 UK universities will collaborate to improve the quality of UK academic research output. Whilst the UK is at the leading edge of research globally, there is a need to constantly strive to improve in order to retain that positions. Crucially, institutions must produce research that is rigorous, robust and of high-quality, to ensure that the UK retains its reputation for producing world-leading research.
  • Being active reduces risk of prostate cancer 5 December 2019 Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK*, yet we still don't know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a measurement for physical activity to look at its effect on prostate cancer, reveals that being more active reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Over 140,000 men were included in the study, of which, 80,000 had prostate cancer.
  • Spin-out secures £1.1 million for ground-breaking 'supercharged' cell therapies to treat solid tumours 25 November 2019 A University of Bristol spin-out company has raised £1.1 million in funding to develop next generation cell therapies that could open new ways to treat solid tumours and improve the lives of 18 million people worldwide who are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • Pioneering new ‘smart needle’ could revolutionise cancer diagnosis 11 November 2019 Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that can detect and diagnose one of the most common types of cancer within seconds - using light.
  • Researchers identify certain gut bacteria that may be involved in causing bowel cancer 4 November 2019 People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing bowel cancer. The findings will be presented by University of Bristol researcher, Dr Kaitlin Wade, at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow today [Monday 4 November].
  • £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).
  • ICEP researchers identify key risk factors for epithelial ovarian cancer 16 October 2019 Recent research led by ICEP researcher James Yarmolinksy found that only two of twelve previously-reported risk factors – a genetic tendency to endometriosis and smoking – actually increase the risk of invasive epithelial ovarian cancer.
  • £10 million funding boost for postgraduate biomedical sciences research 14 October 2019 The Wellcome Trust has awarded the University of Bristol over £10 million in funding for two prestigious PhD programmes in the faculties of Health Sciences and Life Sciences.
  • Scientists join forces to shed new light on ageing and wound healing 11 October 2019 Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Bristol have been granted £4 million to investigate how cells govern the processes of ageing and wound healing and how this is influenced by the circadian (day/night) cycle. Their findings could help to improve wound healing and identify strategies to treat diseases like osteoarthritis.
  • 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.

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