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  • Leading cancer scientist to open new charity superstore in Bristol 15 April 2021 A leading cancer scientist whose work helps towards beating cancer in the city, will officially open the first Cancer Research UK superstore in Bristol today [Thursday 15 April].
  • Cancer patients set to benefit from £3.5m funding for cell therapies 16 March 2021 University of Bristol biotech start-up CytoSeek has raised £3.5 million to develop new cell therapies to treat solid tumours in cancer patients.
  • Accurate aging of wild animals thanks to first epigenetic clock for bats 12 March 2021 New research by the University of Bristol as part of a team led by the University of Maryland (UMD) identifies age-related changes to DNA, revealing longevity-related differences among bat species.
  • Dog’s body size and shape could indicate a greater bone tumour risk 10 March 2021 Osteosarcoma is a painful and aggressive bone tumour in dogs that is known to be more common in certain breeds than others. New research has now confirmed that larger breeds, such as Rottweiler, Great Dane and Rhodesian Ridgeback, have a greater risk of osteosarcoma than smaller breeds, as well as showing that breeds with shorter skulls and legs have lower osteosarcoma risk. The findings could inform future breed health reforms as well as studies into the way tumours develop from normal bone.
  • How GPs coped with the rapid shift to remote consultations to reduce the risk of COVID-19 9 February 2021 One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rapid move to telephone, video and online GP consultations. In a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded study, researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol and NIHR ARC West found that while the rapid shift to remote GP consulting was successful and maintained a focus on vulnerable patients, it was driven by necessity and may have risks.
  • Cancer risk from obesity differs for men and women 5 January 2021 A new study, led by researchers at the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has revealed that where fat is on our body may lead to different health outcomes for men and women. The research, co-funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK, found that having more body fat around your waist is more dangerous for women than it is for men when it comes to risk of developing colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer).
  • University of Bristol joins UK-wide calls for government to support post-Covid recovery plans 2 November 2020 The University of Bristol is among a UK-wide cohort of cities and their universities that is calling on the government to work towards a radical new vision to help bring social and economic prosperity post-Covid.
  • Bristol researchers awarded Future Leaders Fellowships 15 October 2020 Four Bristol researchers have been awarded UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships. The awards, designed to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across the UK to help them tackle major global challenges, are announced today [15 October] by Science Minister Amanda Solloway.
  • New emergency care research hub for Bristol launched 12 October 2020 The University of Bristol and UWE Bristol have joined forces with health care partners in the city to set up a collaborative research hub to improve the delivery of emergency care in Bristol and the surrounding area. The new hub, Research in Emergency Care, Avon Collaborative Hub (REACH), was launched today [Friday 9 October].
  • Nearly £8 million awarded to help beat cancer sooner 2 October 2020 Bristol scientists have received nearly £8 million in funding from Cancer Research UK – the biggest ever research grant awarded by the charity in the city.

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