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COVID-19 update: Academic Year 2020/21 28 May 2020 The University of Bristol intends to open to students at all levels for the 2020/21 academic year and we look forward to welcoming both our new students and our returning students from the start of the autumn term.
- Key dementia research facility protected thanks to BRACE 8 July 2020 One of the most important facilities supporting dementia research in the country will continue its help in the fight against the disease thanks to an award of £140,000 by Bristol dementia research charity BRACE.
- Bristol engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal’s future generations from earthquakes 8 July 2020 In 2015, a devastating earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of 9,000 lives, 3.5 million people left homeless and entire neighbourhoods flattened.
- How long to play dead in order to stay alive? 8 July 2020 Many animals remain motionless or play dead after being attacked by a predator in the hope that it will give up and move onto some other unfortunate prey.
- Charities join forces to understand how COVID-19 affects people with type 1 diabetes 7 July 2020 JDRF, the world's leading type 1 diabetes charity, is partnering with Diabetes UK to find out how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people with type 1 diabetes.
- Report reveals the technology behind bank card gambling blockers works, but millions do not have access 7 July 2020 A new review of the availability, uptake, and effectiveness of bank card gambling blockers in the UK has found an estimated 28 million personal current accounts do not have the option to block gambling expenditure.
- Why it’s no last orders for the Tequila bat: DNA helps conservation of elusive bat 6 July 2020 Scientists studying the ‘near threatened’ tequila bat, best known for its vital role in pollinating the Blue Agave plant from which the drink of the same name is made from, have analysed its DNA to help inform conservationists on managing their populations.
- Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies 5 July 2020 Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a ‘brain washing’ technique pioneered by Bristol researchers have shown in a 10-year follow-up study, were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. The findings are published today [5 July] in the journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood.
- Trailblazing study discovers novel genetic causes of rare diseases, leading to improved diagnosis and better patient care 2 July 2020 A research programme pioneering the use of whole genome sequencing in the NHS has diagnosed hundreds of patients and discovered new genetic causes of disease.
- Quantum security company wins Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2020 1 July 2020 KETS Quantum Security, world leaders in integrated quantum cryptography hardware solutions, pitched against ten other start-ups from Bristol’s world-leading tech scene to win the ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ audience vote at Tuesday’s inaugural online version of SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo.
- Researchers to investigate social contact and physical distancing behaviours during COVID-19 1 July 2020 It is known that coronavirus spreads between close contacts. Researchers at the University of Bristol are investigating social contact patterns and physical distancing behaviours to help understand how the virus spreads.