22 May 2013
A study of around 1,000 UK mothers and their children, published in The Lancet, has revealed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children’s mental development. The research raises concerns that the iodine status of pregnant women is a public-health issue that needs to be addressed.
21 May 2013
A new £23million research unit is announced today, that will exploit the latest advances in genetics to improve understanding of how changes to lifestyle or environment, as well as pharmacological interventions, can reduce the risk of disease. The Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU), jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Bristol, will launch on 1 June 2013.
16 May 2013
New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol shows that girls whose fathers were absent during the first five years of life were more likely to develop depressive symptoms in adolescence than girls whose fathers left when they were aged five to ten years or than boys in both age groups (0-5 and 5-10), even after a range of factors was taken into account.
10 May 2013
Rebecca Pearson will be awarded an Elizabeth Blackwell Early Career Fellowship
9 May 2013
Professor Michael Kramer visits Bristol
8 May 2013
Scientists show potential impact of therapy in reducing transmission in UK, Canada and Australia