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New research plans confirmed on Bristol health study’s 30th birthday 28 April 2021 Thirty years after it first started, the Children of the 90s health study – one of the largest, most detailed longitudinal birth cohorts in the world – announced today [28 April] that it will launch its biggest collection of health data yet on three generations of Bristol families in September.
  • Substance use and depression more closely linked for generation Z teens 4 May 2021 Substance use and antisocial behaviour are more likely to go hand-in-hand with poor mental health for generation Z teens compared to millennial adolescents growing up a decade earlier, finds a new UCL study.
  • New research plans confirmed on Bristol health study’s 30th birthday 28 April 2021 Thirty years after it first started, the Children of the 90s health study – one of the largest, most detailed longitudinal birth cohorts in the world – announced today [28 April] that it will launch its biggest collection of health data yet on three generations of Bristol families in September.
  • Bristol COVID-19 antibody testing study launched 24 March 2021 A study that will enable researchers to understand more about the second wave of COVID-19 and its long-term health effects has been launched today [24 March] by Children of the 90s, a health study based at the University of Bristol.
  • Bristol researchers to collaborate on national study to understand long COVID 18 February 2021 What is long COVID and how can diagnosis be improved? Using data from electronic health records at a national scale alongside information from thousands of participants in the UK's population-based cohort studies, these and other questions will be tackled following today's [18 February] announcement of a nationwide long COVID study led by University College London (UCL). The study will include Bristol’s Children of the 90s health study, based at the University of Bristol.
  • How COVID-19 is driving synergy between basic science and population-scale research 8 February 2021 This blog was written by Professor Nicolas Timpson, Principal Investigator of the Children of the 90s, and Professor John Wright, Chief Investigator of Born in Bradford (BiB)
  • The case for cohorts – revealing the ‘before and after’ response to COVID-19 8 February 2021 Throughout 2020, we witnessed an unquenched thirst for information on the COVID-19 pandemic and - in most quarters - a remarkable willingness to change our normal behaviour to help protect the NHS and save lives.
  • Consuming omega-3 fatty acids could prevent asthma 28 January 2021 New research suggests that a higher dietary intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in childhood may reduce the risk of developing subsequent asthma, but only in children carrying a common gene variant.
  • Study finds national data may be underestimating illicit drug use in young people 18 January 2021 A study published today [18 January] in the publication Addiction suggests that the UK government’s current national population-based data may be understating illicit drug usage among young people by as much as 20 per cent.
  • New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy 11 January 2021 A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of Vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities.
  • Launching a study into COVID-19 immunity during lockdown 10 December 2020 How do you learn what level of immunity people develop in the months after a COVID-19 infection? With decades of detailed health data and young, engaged participants, Bristol’s Children of the 90s (CO90s) health study is ideally suited to studying the biology of COVID-19 immunity. Here senior fieldworker Claire Rollings describes the process of launching a new study to find out how Children of the 90s participants are convalescing after COVID-19.
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