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Bristol ranked as 41st most international university in the world 20 January 2022 Students at the University of Bristol are studying at one of the world’s most international institutions, a new study has found.
- Scientists build ‘valves’ in DNA to shape biological information flows 21 January 2022 Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new biological parts that are able to shape the flow of cellular processes along DNA.
- Granddaughters and great-granddaughters of men who start to smoke before puberty, have more body fat than expected, research shows 21 January 2022 A new study, led by the University of Bristol and published in Scientific Reports today [21 January], has reported increased body fat in females whose grandfathers or great-grandfathers began smoking before puberty.
- TV watching linked with potentially fatal blood clots 20 January 2022 Take breaks when binge-watching TV to avoid blood clots, say scientists. The warning comes as a study reports that watching TV for four hours a day or more is associated with a 35 per cent higher risk of blood clots compared with less than 2.5 hours. The University of Bristol research is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.
- Professor David Easty, 1933-2022 20 January 2022 David Easty, retired Professor of Ophthalmology, died last week. John Armitage, Professor Emeritus at Bristol Medical School, offers this remembrance.
- Bristol ranked as 41st most international university in the world 20 January 2022 Students at the University of Bristol are studying at one of the world’s most international institutions, a new study has found.
- Muscular study provides new information about how the largest dinosaurs moved and evolved 19 January 2022 New research led by the University of Bristol has revealed how giant 50-tonne sauropod dinosaurs, like Diplodocus, evolved from much smaller ancestors, like the wolf-sized Thecodontosaurus
- New environment-friendly shield could offer better protection during dental surgery 17 January 2022 Dental patients and practitioners could be better protected from COVID-19 and other airborne viruses and bacteria thanks to the development of a new environment-friendly shield by a multidisciplinary team from the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). The shield could also increase the number of patients seen by dentists and help reduce procedure wait times.
- Making the invisible visible: tracing the origins of plants in West African cuisine 17 January 2022 A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, in co-operation with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has uncovered the first insights into the origins of West African plant-based cuisine, locked inside pottery fragments dating back some 3,500 years ago.
- Being overweight may cause more UK hospital admissions than previously thought, finds new study 14 January 2022 Being overweight may cause more hospital admissions and higher incidences of disease and mortality than previous studies report, according to new University of Bristol-led research. The study, published in Economics and Human Biology, used a genetic technique to identify the sole impact of body composition on hospital admissions from over 300,000 people.
- University of Bristol celebrated for contributing to the UK’s creative excellence 13 January 2022 Hollywood actor Simon Pegg and children's author Julia Donaldson are among the University of Bristol's famous alumni recognised as the country’s greatest creative minds in a new campaign to showcase the creative talent nurtured at UK universities and encourage the government to support creative courses.