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  • Collective Intelligence Grants 2.0 1 April 2020 Nesta UK are supporting 15 new experiments in machine-crowd cooperation to address complex challenges. Find out what they are, and who is behind them.
  • Bristol pioneers use of VR for designing new drugs 11 March 2020 Researchers at the University of Bristol are pioneering the use of virtual reality (VR) as a tool to design the next generation of drug treatments.
  • Dramatic increase in bowel cancer in young adults in England 10 March 2020 There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer in adults under the age of 50, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol).
  • Development of new blood test for GPs could help diagnose brain tumours earlier 24 February 2020 A new simple blood test for brain tumours that could be used by GPs in primary care will be developed thanks to funding of nearly £500,000 by Cancer Research UK. Around 60,000 patients in the UK are living with a brain tumour but only 20 per cent of patients are still alive five years after diagnosis, partly because they present late with large inoperable tumours.
  • Technology takes a step forwards in genetic research 12 February 2020 New research brings combined computational and laboratory genome engineering a step closer following the design of smaller and smaller genomes, to advance genetic manipulation, using supercomputers by researchers at the University of Bristol.
  • Breast screening film for women with learning difficulties 22 January 2020 A film made by and for wom-en with learning disabilities to take the fear out of going for breast screenings launched and premiered at North Bris-tol NHS Trust in November.
  • Brain tumour research could help future precision medicine 7 January 2020 New research on brain tumours could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine approach. Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer deaths in children and adults under the age of 40, with 16,000* people in the UK diagnosed with a brain tumour each year.
  • Bristol discovery reveals tractionless motion is possible 6 January 2020 In an article published in Physical Review Letters, Bristol scientists have answered the fundamental question: “Is it possible to move without exerting force on the environment?”, by describing the tractionless self-propulsion of active matter.
  • Insights into population health research 3 January 2020 Richard Martin, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, led the Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded Cluster Randomised Trial of PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer (CAP) trial. The CAP trial attracted national recognition for providing definitive answers about the value of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing in prostate cancer screening. Richard spoke to Catherine Cowell, Research Funding Manager at CRUK, about the impact of the study and the advice he’d give researchers seeking funding for population research.
  • 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.

Cancer research press releases

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

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