- Academic partnership NIHR announces £25 million funding for the School for Public Health Research 20 September 2021 The NIHR has reaffirmed its commitment to public health research by awarding a third round of funding to the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR).
- Research reveals drug targets for memory enhancement 16 September 2021 Bristol-led research has identified specific drug targets within the neural circuits that encode memories, paving the way for significant advances in the treatment of a broad spectrum of brain disorders.
- During the pandemic two thirds of bereaved people report experiencing social isolation and loneliness 15 September 2021 New research shows impact of grief during the pandemic as two thirds of bereaved people report experiencing social isolation and loneliness. Those bereaved due to COVID-19 were also less likely to be involved in care decisions and be well supported by healthcare professionals after the death of their loved one.
- £1.5 million to research the role of genes and specific cell-types in Alzheimer’s disease 14 September 2021 Research that will for the first time examine changes in how genes function in specific brain cell-types to better understand the development of Alzheimer’s disease has received a £1.5 million grant from the Medical Research Council.
- Shop displays of e-cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia could undermine effectiveness of banning tobacco displays 14 September 2021 Efforts to discourage people from smoking by banning tobacco retail displays in shops and supermarkets could be weakened by prominent displays of electronic (e) cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia, suggests new research led by the universities of Bristol and Cambridge and published today [13 September] in the journal Tobacco Control.
- Major international study reports the impact of genetics on epigenetic factors 9 September 2021 Understanding what causes epigenetic variation could be a step closer thanks to a new atlas of genetic effects on epigenetic factors. The atlas, which has been established by an international consortium led by the University of Bristol, will enable scientists to learn more about the mechanisms underpinning gene regulation.
- Moth wingtips an ‘acoustic decoy’ to thwart bat attack, scientists find 9 September 2021 Wingtips of certain species of silkmoth are structured to reflect sound and throw off attackers, according to a new study.
- Bristol’s most promising scientists awarded £4.5M UK Government funding to bring pioneering ideas to market 8 September 2021 Promising future science and research leaders at the University of Bristol will benefit from a £4.5 million cash boost to convert their innovative ideas to transformational products and services, the Science Minister Amanda Solloway announced today.
- Surroundings affect rhythm of an individual’s walk, according to new study 7 September 2021 Stepping patterns become slower and more variable if a person is uncomfortable with their surroundings, researchers have found.
- From racehorse to therapy horse: pioneering study into welfare of horses who help people 7 September 2021 A new study will examine the selection, training and welfare of thoroughbred horses as they transition from racetrack to therapy horse. The pioneering project, led by academics at the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School in collaboration with Racing to Relate, will develop a recognised global welfare standard for former racehorses who are moving into Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT).
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