Cancer surgery or biopsy collection could influence disease progression 1 July 2015 Scientists at Bristol studying the body’s inflammatory response to wounds following cancer surgery or biopsy have found that these procedures may cause growth signals to be delivered to any remaining cancer or pre-cancerous cells which may negatively influence disease progression.
- Cancer surgery or biopsy collection could influence disease progression 1 July 2015 Scientists at Bristol studying the body’s inflammatory response to wounds following cancer surgery or biopsy have found that these procedures may cause growth signals to be delivered to any remaining cancer or pre-cancerous cells which may negatively influence disease progression.
- Bow ties and cuttlefish: Bristol researchers gain new insight into a human visual supersense 1 July 2015 An experiment originally designed to test the visual abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish has given University of Bristol researchers an unprecedented insight into the human ability to perceive polarized light – the supersense that most of us don’t even know we have.
- Bristol endocrinologist with a passion for invention 30 June 2015 A University of Bristol professor, consultant and inventor, Andy Levy, puts patient and student experience at the forefront of the products he invents.
- Discover the real beef about meat 29 June 2015 With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world where there’s a growing appetite for meat, how can our food system keep everyone happy while reducing its environmental impact?
- Bristol talks to London 26 June 2015 Eminent modern historian Professor Sir David Cannadine delivered a lecture on Sir Winston Churchill’s unique relationship with the University of Bristol to an invited audience in London earlier this month. The lecture was the second in a series of new events entitled ‘Bristol Talks’ that are held in London.
- Old Vic silver tickets come home to Bristol 26 June 2015 Four silver tokens issued to shareholders and a supporter who assisted in the founding of Bristol Theatre Royal (now Bristol Old Vic) in 1766 have come home to Bristol. They were donated to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this week by eighty-three-year-old Geraldine Menez, whose great-grandfather, Henry Augustine Forse, was involved in the re-modelling of the theatre in 1902.
- £1.4 million funding to bring innovations to life 26 June 2015 Science and engineering businesses in the region are being encouraged to work with the University of Bristol thanks to a £1.4 million grant to aid innovation.
- Human trials of manufactured blood within two years 25 June 2015 The first human trials of lab-produced blood to help create better-matched blood for patients with complex blood conditions has been announced by NHS Blood and Transplant. Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, used stem cells from adult and umbilical cord blood to create a small volume of manufactured red blood cells.
- Soapbox Science duo commended by Prime Minister 25 June 2015 A pair of inspirational female scientists who founded an initiative that takes science out of the labs and highlights the work of women in cutting edge research have been named Points of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron.
- Study reports mixed findings on medical efficacy of cannabis 25 June 2015 A large-scale review that evaluated the medical efficacy of cannabinoids — the active chemical compounds in marijuana — across a range of conditions found there is moderate evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. The meta-analysis, led by the University of Bristol and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analysed the results of 79 different randomised-controlled studies involving more than 6,400 patients to investigate the benefits and side effects of medical cannabinoids.