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  • Bristol researchers to benchmark medicine use across UK beef farms 14 June 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol are to quantify and compare farm animal medicine use within and across UK beef operations. The project aims to help demonstrate and communicate the gains made to consumers, processors, retailers and policy makers.
  • Bristol Immunisation Group looks back at 2017-18 14 June 2018 Professor Adam Finn, Dr Julie Yates and Dr Marion Roderick, Directors of the Bristol Immunisation Group Health Integration Team (BIG HIT), give an update on the HIT's progress in 2017-18.
  • UK public shows strong preference for vaccines that prevent severe illness, particularly for children 13 June 2018 The UK public has a clear preference for funding vaccination programmes which protect young children against severe diseases, finds a new study that considered the public’s preferences on vaccines available on the NHS. The study suggests that the public’s preferences about which vaccines are made available on the NHS, particularly children, are not reflected by the current approach. The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, is published today [13 June] in PLOS ONE.
  • Predicting the outcome of the arms race between man and bacteria 7 June 2018 Through computer simulations, scientists can predict if bacteria can be stopped with popular antibacterial therapies or not – a breakthrough which will help select and develop effective treatments for bacterial infections.
  • Managing infectious disease in primary care: using real-time syndromic and microbiological surveillance 1 June 2018 Researchers from the University's Centre for Academic Primary Care and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions have found promising evidence that local real-time surveillance of infectious disease, such as flu, could help GPs make better diagnostic and treatment decisions, reducing the amount of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing.
  • How Nagana is carried by tsetse flies 18 May 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol have revealed new details on how the animal disease Nagana is spread by tsetse flies in Africa.
  • Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza 17 May 2018 Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible.
  • £1M to study how health-related data collected by people living with HIV can be used to improve clinical outcomes 10 May 2018 Recent media reports about the use and exploitation of personal data have increased public awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of the digital age. £11 million has been awarded to 11 projects by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to further the understanding of Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) issues in the Digital Economy.
  • 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.
  • New research shows that one of the most widely used treatments for childhood eczema is not helpful 7 May 2018 The BATHE trial has found that pouring emollient additives into the bath do not add any benefit over standard management. Standard management of childhood eczema includes soap avoidance, leave-on emollients and corticosteroid ointments.

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