- Managing sheep scab in UK flocks: there may be trouble ahead 26 September 2018 Parasites, including sheep mites, remain one of the most important limitations to animal health, welfare and productivity. A University of Bristol research paper about managing scab mites in UK sheep flocks has been presented with an Impact Award by the Vet Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
- Wellcome Board of Governors visit Bristol to hear about innovative research 26 September 2018 Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome, one of the UK’s largest research funders, visited Bristol this week [25 Sept] to meet senior staff and researchers and understand how Wellcome funding is used, explore issues of joint concern in the UK science base, and discuss future opportunities with the University.
- University of Bristol joins UK BioIndustry Association 26 September 2018 The University of Bristol staff can now benefit from the organisational membership of the UK BioIndustry Association through the support provided by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute.
- New network launched to enhance the rigour and reliability of UK scientific research 12 September 2018 A new Reproducibility Network that aims to improve the rigour and reliability of UK-led scientific research will launch at the University of Bristol this week [Wednesday 12 September]. The Network aims to reinforce the leading position of UK science by co-ordinating shared training and best practice across research-intensive universities.
- University spin-out Ziylo acquired by global healthcare company in $800m deal which could transform the treatment of diabetes 23 August 2018 University of Bristol spin-out company Ziylo has been bought by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk in a deal which could be worth around $800 million.
- Bristol launches the new Faculty of Life Sciences 1 August 2018 The start of August sees the creation of a brand-new faculty at the University of Bristol – the Faculty of Life Sciences.
- Patients undergoing hip replacement may be at lower risk of infection with better optimisation before surgery and certain types of operation 27 July 2018 Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after hip replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those with chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes and a higher body mass index are at increased risk of having the joint replacement redone (known as revision) due to infection. The research also showed that some patients are at risk of early infection whilst others are more prone to late infection after hip replacement.
- Why do some wounds fail to heal? 19 July 2018 Non-healing wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic ulcers are a growing health problem, and we still don’t know enough about how and why wound repair can fail. Thanks to an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI) Early Career Fellowship award, pharmacologist Dr Jenna Cash has set up her own lab to examine wound repair more closely and inform novel therapies for chronic wounds.
- Bristol thinking globally for health 18 July 2018 Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, University of Bristol, describes the Institute's innovative approach to global health challenges. This blog is part of the Bristol Firsts series, celebrating Bristol-based innovations in the NHS’s 70th year.
- How Bristol’s research and teaching has helped shape the NHS and save lives 5 July 2018 Today we celebrate 70 years of the NHS - the first universal health care system to be established anywhere in the world.
Infection and immunity press releases
Press releases relating to infection and immunity on the University's central news pages.