Coronavirus (COVID-19) research priorities 6 April 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, researchers across the University of Bristol have united to collaborate on finding ways to overcome the disease.
- Bristol part of largest global study on impact of COVID-19 across 129 countries 26 June 2020 The COH-FIT project is currently the largest survey worldwide on the health impact of COVID-19 and is endorsed by the World Psychiatric Association. The study aims to identify risk and protective factors for physical and mental health problems and to guide strategies for remedying these problems. The COH-FIT project involves 200 researchers from 35 countries, including Bristol, aims to help scientists understand how different countries have been affected by the pandemic.
- Signs of being prone to adult diabetes are already visible at age 8 years old 23 June 2020 Early signs of being more susceptible to type 2 diabetes as an adult can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care today [19 June 2020].
- Pioneering research reveals certain human genes relate to gut bacteria 23 June 2020 The role genetics and gut bacteria play in human health has long been a fruitful source of scientific enquiry, but new research marks a significant step forward in unraveling this complex relationship. Its findings could transform our understanding and treatment of all manner of common diseases, including obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease.
- Research project to investigate low-cost, rapid, COVID-19 detection system 23 June 2020 The World Health Organisation has regularly said that rapid testing of patients with COVID-19 is critical to controlling the pandemic, especially with lockdown measures easing across the globe. A new research project will explore the development of a low-cost, rapid, COVID-19 diagnosis system using nanophotonic fluorescence enhancement.
- Blocking brain signals detected in the kidney could help unlock future treatments for kidney failure, heart disease, and stroke 15 June 2020 Scientists have discovered an important cell signalling pathway in the kidney which if stopped, could hold the key to treating chronic kidney disease as well as other deadly conditions, including heart attack and stroke.
- Research begins to rapidly understand deadly link between Covid-19 and cardiovascular diseases 12 June 2020 Improved care for people with heart and circulatory disease suffering from COVID-19 could soon be available after the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced support for six flagship research programmes. Researchers from across the UK including the University of Bristol will combine data from hospitals, information about our health and lifestyle, genetic studies, and cutting-edge imaging and artificial intelligence techniques to better understand how the virus affects the heart and circulatory system.
- GW4 Universities support the fight against COVID-19 30 May 2020 In these uncertain times staff and students across the GW4 Alliance are playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus.
- Solution to century-old math problem could predict transmission of infectious diseases 29 May 2020 A Bristol academic has achieved a milestone in statistical/mathematical physics by solving a 100-year-old physics problem – the discrete diffusion equation in finite space.
- Study to identify markers that could predict COVID-19 outcome 20 May 2020 COVID-19 is the UK's largest public health crisis since World War II. There is an urgent need to identify why some patients with the virus do very well whereas others need to be admitted to intensive care and may die from the disease. A new observational study aimed at identifying markers that predict how COVID-19 affects patients is being led by clinicians and academics at North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol.
- Professor Peter Cullen elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences 15 May 2020 Peter Cullen, Professor of Biochemistry and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, has been elected to a Fellowship by the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Infection and immunity press releases
Press releases relating to infection and immunity on the University's central news pages.