- How are antimicrobials used around the world in food-producing animals? 4 September 2017 A new study led by academics at the Bristol Veterinary School has reviewed the literature on the use of antimicrobials (AM) in livestock practice together with the views of stakeholders. The study found that although there are some barriers to change, there is a clear awareness of the issue among the livestock sectors and a willingness to modify AM use.
- Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease 22 August 2017 Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or ‘chest infections’) in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA [22 August].
- Bristol scientists to study oral bacteria that cause heart valve infection 21 August 2017 Scientists at the University of Bristol are investigating how bacteria in our mouth can cause a heart problem, called infective endocarditis. Although uncommon, infective endocarditis is a serious condition that can often be fatal.
- University of Bristol team develop a new test to assist GP antibiotic prescribing 3 August 2017 A research team at the University of Bristol has won a prestigious international award for a technology that could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
- WUN Strategic Research Workshop 1 August 2017 The World Universities Network Global Africa Group launched its inaugural Strategic Research Workshop, hosted by the University of Ghana in a two-day event that brought together over sixty researchers from twelve WUN partner universities and ten other universities from four continents.
- Structure of newly discovered antibiotics finally pinned down 1 August 2017 Chemists from the University of Bristol have revised the structure of baulamycins A and B by combining chemical synthesis, computational modelling and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
- Adrenal gland activity change under severe stress causing abnormal release of glucocorticoid stress hormones 27 July 2017 To respond to stress optimally, the body needs to produce glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, extremely quickly. New research by scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter has revealed the molecular network that enables rapid glucocorticoid production within the adrenal glands, and has shown how the behaviour of this network can be altered under severe stress.
- Transforming UK Translation commitments 27 July 2017 The Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and the Wellcome Trust, have outlined a series of commitments to ensure that translation is recognised and celebrated as an integral part of academic research.
- How can diagnostics deliver a more effective use of antibiotics in animals? 12 July 2017 Are there better ways to diagnose animals in need of antibiotics on livestock farms? How will farmers and veterinarians use novel diagnostics in the fight against animal disease? These are some questions a consortium of seven academics – including two veterinarians from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences - will address thanks to a £1.75 million grant to understand how better diagnostics can encourage responsible antibiotic use in animals.
- New trial for prosthetic hip joint infection 28 June 2017 The first ever randomised trial to investigate why some patients develop infections after their hip or knee replacement surgery, and which type of surgical revision treatment is best is being run by the University of Bristol and members of the public are being asked to consider taking part.
Infection and immunity press releases
Press releases relating to infection and immunity on the University's central news pages.