News in 2017
- Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production 11 December 2017 Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can bolster cellular productivity, providing the foundation for a new era of cellular protein engineering and biofuel production.
- Surprising discovery - how the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood 21 September 2017 Researchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it carries.
- Family of proteins involved in brain’s connectivity are controlled by multiple and previously unprecedented checkpoints, find scientists 31 August 2017 University of Bristol scientists have found that the delivery of a group of proteins involved in the information flow between the brain’s nerve cells to the synapse is much more sophisticated than previously suspected. The findings, published in Cell Reports, will help the development of therapies for conditions such as epilepsy and autism whereby neuronal communication circuits malfunction.
- Wnt signalling controls the response to mechanical loading during zebrafish joint development 1 August 2017
- Decorating self-assembled peptide cages with proteins 11 July 2017
- Membrane ballooning in aggregated platelets is synchronised and mediates a surge in microvesiculation 5 June 2017
- New discovery could be a major advance for understanding neurological diseases 13 February 2017 The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and dementia. The breakthrough, published in Nature Neuroscience, was made by scientists at the University of Bristol and the University of Central Lancashire. The findings will have far-reaching implications in many aspects of neuroscience and understanding how the brain works.