How To Be Together (Even When We're Apart): On the Live Digital Audience 30 June 2020 The Bristol Neuroscience Research Network welcomed Dr Kirsty Sedgman (School of Arts, University of Bristol) on 29 June 2020 as its last speaker of the semester.
- Key dementia research facility protected thanks to BRACE 8 July 2020 One of the most important facilities supporting dementia research in the country will continue its help in the fight against the disease thanks to an award of £140,000 by Bristol dementia research charity BRACE.
- How long to play dead in order to stay alive? 8 July 2020 Many animals remain motionless or play dead after being attacked by a predator in the hope that it will give up and move onto some other unfortunate prey.
- Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies 6 July 2020 Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a ‘brain washing’ technique pioneered by Bristol researchers have shown in a 10-year follow-up study, were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. The findings are published today [5 July] in the journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood.
- 'Gatekeepers' of biodiversity hotspots facing COVID crisis 1 July 2020 Impoverished communities and diverse ecosystems in Colombia are under threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.
- Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases 30 June 2020 Bristol scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s disease.
- How To Be Together (Even When We're Apart): On the Live Digital Audience 30 June 2020 The Bristol Neuroscience Research Network welcomed Dr Kirsty Sedgman (School of Arts, University of Bristol) on 29 June 2020 as its last speaker of the semester.
- MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage 29 June 2020 The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.
- Shelling out for dinner: dolphins learn foraging skills from peers 27 June 2020 A new study demonstrates for the first time that dolphins can learn foraging techniques outside the mother-calf bond – showing that they have a similar cultural nature to great apes. The findings, led by an international research team including academics at the University of Bristol, are published in Current Biology.
- Bristol part of largest global study on impact of COVID-19 across 129 countries 26 June 2020 The COH-FIT project is currently the largest survey worldwide on the health impact of COVID-19 and is endorsed by the World Psychiatric Association. The study aims to identify risk and protective factors for physical and mental health problems and to guide strategies for remedying these problems. The COH-FIT project involves 200 researchers from 35 countries, including Bristol, aims to help scientists understand how different countries have been affected by the pandemic.
- University of Bristol wins ‘Deal of the Year’ award for creation of domestic abuse social enterprise 25 June 2020 The creation of social enterprise company IRISi, which helps survivors of domestic violence and abuse get specialist help, has won a national award.
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