- Long COVID in children poorly understood by doctors 21 July 2021 The clinical definition of long COVID in children is at present very limited and poorly understood by doctors, according to a new report published today [21 July]. The report also found that symptoms typically associated with long COVID were having a significant physical and psychological impact on children’s day-to-day lives. Long COVID is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID‑19.
- £3.6M funding for research into the link between physical and mental health problems 19 July 2021 A research team led by the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) at Cardiff University and involving researchers from the University of Bristol has received significant funding for an international collaborative project to study the link between physical and mental health problems.
- The rat’s whiskers: multidisciplinary research reveals how we sense texture 14 July 2021 Two very different teams of scientists have worked together to reveal important insights into how we sense texture by looking at the whiskers of a rat.
- Highlighting the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines could hold key to converting doubters 13 July 2021 Informing people about how well the new COVID-19 vaccines work could boost uptake among doubters substantially, according to new research.
- Bristol alumni launch friend-finder app with aim to end loneliness 9 July 2021 Two University of Bristol alumni are launching a friend-finding app that links up like-minded strangers.
- GW4 BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership secures major boost as part of MRC’s £79 million investment 8 July 2021 The GW4 Alliance, comprising Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities, has been awarded a share of £79 million funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to support 64 studentships over the next three years.
- Pregnant women in Bristol have doubts about new COVID-19 vaccines, study reveals 1 July 2021 Pregnant women said taking their routine vaccines like whooping cough and flu was even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic but they have doubts about the safety of taking new COVID-19 vaccines during their pregnancy, new research has found.
- Major research project to study chronic pain 1 July 2021 Chronic pain is a major global public health challenge that causes significant disability. A new research consortium and national chronic pain data hub could improve outcomes for the many people living with painful and debilitating conditions, such as fibromyalgia, lower back pain, headaches and migraines, thanks to a joint £14 million grant from UKRI and Versus Arthritis.
- Friends and family found creative ways to support women experiencing domestic abuse during COVID-19 30 June 2021 In usual times, women experiencing domestic abuse reach out to those around them for support, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated social restrictions have made this more difficult to do. New research has found friends, family, neighbours and colleagues (informal supporters) used creative ways to keep in touch with and to continue offering support domestic abuse survivors.
- Major £2.8 million UKRI research programme to explore mental health outcomes for care-experienced young people 28 June 2021 A significant, new research programme will investigate factors linked to the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced young people during two transition periods: moving from primary to secondary school and moving from adolescence into adulthood.
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