Bristol team to help in the fight against superbugs1 December 2015Researchers at the University of Bristol have received £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a trial looking at easing the pain of ear infections. This is part of a larger investment of over £15.8 million into research to tackle into drug resistant infections by the NIHR, the research arm of the NHS.
NIHR Clinical Research Network3 November 2015The NIHR Clinical Research Network has made significant progress and achievement in the growth and delivery of their commercial research portfolio over the last five years
Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award 201522 October 2015The Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award this year has been given to Dr Hannah Christensen and Professor Matt Hickman for developing mathematical models that could help prevent infectious disease.
Art of Science 20156 October 2015Art of Science is a competition which challenges you to explore the relationship between art and science through entering a piece inspired by either your own research, or the university and world around you.
Scientists discover key to what causes immune cell migration to wounds 28 May 2015Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend against infection and disease. Until now, how these cells detect a wounded or damaged site has largely remained a mystery. New research, led by University of Bristol academics in collaboration with a team from the University of Sheffield, has identified the triggers which lead these cells to react and respond in cell repair.
Tackling antimicrobial drug resistance25 May 2015The World Health Assembly agreed resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance, improve access to affordable vaccines and address over- and under-nutrition
Bovine TB infection depends on feedback between cattle and badgers 14 May 2015Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease affecting cattle and badgers. New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that BTB is most likely to be nearly under control in both species taken in isolation, however together, control is likely to be considerably more challenging.
Study advances knowledge of relatively unknown blood borne bacteria20 January 2015Haemoplasmas are a group of blood borne bacteria found in a wide range of mammals, including domestic and wild cats, and can cause severe anaemia. The findings of a new study have significantly advanced researchers’ knowledge of immunity for these pathogens.