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Thousands to be invited to Bristol health study’s biggest ever clinic, starting this September 17 September 2021 Over 20,000 participants will be invited to Bristol health study Children of the 90s’ biggest ever clinic which has launched today (Friday 17 September).
- Bristol’s Engineering, Education and Medicine courses among best in the country, Sunday Times and Guardian find 17 September 2021 The University of Bristol is among the best places in the country to study Engineering, Education and Medicine.
- Tireless PhD student walked 8 hours a day for primary school 17 September 2021 She walked without shoes for eight hours a day to go to school and studied by the light of grass fires. But Bongai Munguni’s implacable spirit - along with the kindness of friends and strangers - led her on, and she is now studying for a joint PhD at the University of Bristol.
- Thousands to be invited to Bristol health study’s biggest ever clinic, starting this September 17 September 2021 Over 20,000 participants will be invited to Bristol health study Children of the 90s’ biggest ever clinic which has launched today (Friday 17 September).
- Research reveals drug targets for memory enhancement 16 September 2021 Bristol-led research has identified specific drug targets within the neural circuits that encode memories, paving the way for significant advances in the treatment of a broad spectrum of brain disorders.
- Bristol Composite Institute welcomes new co-directors 16 September 2021 Bristol Composites Institute at the University of Bristol has appointed two new co-directors, Professor Ole Thomsen and Professor Stephen Hallett, to succeed founding director, Professor Michael Wisnom.
- ‘It’s never too late to follow your passion’: Imogen on Uni path 13 years after leaving school early 15 September 2021 A student starting university 13 years after leaving school early says “it is never too late to follow your passion”.
- During the pandemic two thirds of bereaved people report experiencing social isolation and loneliness 14 September 2021 New research shows impact of grief during the pandemic as two thirds of bereaved people report experiencing social isolation and loneliness. Those bereaved due to COVID-19 were also less likely to be involved in care decisions and be well supported by healthcare professionals after the death of their loved one.
- Shop displays of e-cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia could undermine effectiveness of banning tobacco displays 13 September 2021 Efforts to discourage people from smoking by banning tobacco retail displays in shops and supermarkets could be weakened by prominent displays of electronic (e) cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia, suggests new research led by the universities of Bristol and Cambridge and published today [13 September] in the journal Tobacco Control.
- COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters for general population, expert review concludes 13 September 2021 An expert review by an international group of scientists, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the University of Bristol, concludes that, even for the Delta variant, vaccine efficacy against severe COVID is so high that booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic.
- SARS-CoV-2 transmission model suggests primary school infection could be greater this autumn than in 2020 13 September 2021 The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has already had a major impact on children's education, with schools having been required to implement infection control measures that have led to long periods of absence and classroom closures. With the new school year underway, risk modelling specialists at the University of Bristol have developed a new epidemiological model for SARS-CoV-2 transmission that forecasts primary school infection outbreaks could be more frequent and possibly substantially larger this autumn than in 2020, due to the more transmissive and infectious Delta variant and projected increase in community infection.