- Emerging cell therapy company raises $3.7m to accelerate its mission 20 February 2019 A new company that promises to develop novel lifesaving cell therapies has attracted additional seed funding from some of the UK’s major investors, bringing it one step closer to commercialising ground-breaking cellular research.
- UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs 14 February 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The first will focus on urban disaster risk and the second aims to tackle the challenge that nitrogen pollution poses for the environment, food security, human health and the economy in South Asia.
- 2019 Hooke Medal of the British Society of Cell Biology 14 February 2019 Eugenia Piddini, Professor of Cell Biology and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, has been awarded the 2019 Hooke Medal in recognition of her outstanding contribution to cell biology and as an emerging leader in this field.
- Record £50 million funding boost to train next generation of researchers 4 February 2019 The University of Bristol is today celebrating a record funding boost of over £50 million to train the next generation of highly-skilled researchers.
- Needle and syringe programmes are highly cost-effective at preventing hepatitis C transmission 24 January 2019 Providing clean injecting equipment through needle and syringe programmes is a highly cost-effective way of preventing hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs and could save millions of pounds in infection treatment costs in the UK, according to research led by the University of Bristol and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
- Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes 23 January 2019 The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
- Professor Jane Norman appointed as the new Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences 17 January 2019 The University has appointed a new Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor Jane Norman, currently Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health at the University of Edinburgh, will take up the formal responsibilities of Dean from 1 August 2019
- Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels 15 January 2019 New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes.
- Tube travel linked to the spread of flu-like illnesses 15 January 2019 Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it’s never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London Underground commute has proven a link does exist.
- Testing for wet age-related macular degeneration at home 9 January 2019 The MONARCH study aims to investigate if patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could test their vision at home rather than attend a hospital appointment.
Infection and immunity press releases
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