Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have a child with autism 2 August 2018 Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by a team at Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre. The research is published today in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The team stressed that the likelihood of having an autistic child is still very low, even among women with PCOS – but finding this link provides an important clue in understanding one of the multiple causal factors in autism.
- Have you ever wondered why Disney’s Robin Hood was a fox? National Lottery-funded project explores the answer 20 August 2018 Most of us remember the Disney adaptation of Robin Hood, portrayed in the cartoon as a sly trickster fox. But did you ever wonder why the Prince of Thieves was animated as a fox in the first place?
- To float or not to float? Mystery solved as to why algae balls float and sink 20 August 2018 Scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered the age-old mystery of why marimo algae balls sink at night and float during the day.
- Multi-purpose silicon chip created for quantum information processing 20 August 2018 An international team of researchers led by the University of Bristol have demonstrated that light can be used to implement a multi-functional quantum processor.
- Enzyme-powered protocells rise to the top 20 August 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol have successfully assembled enzyme-powered artificial cells that can float or sink depending on their internal chemical activity. The work provides a new approach to designing complex life-like properties in non-living materials.
- A timescale for the origin and evolution of all of life on Earth 20 August 2018 A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has used a combination of genomic and fossil data to explain the history of life on Earth, from its origin to the present day.
- Innovate UK awards for studies into sustainable livestock production and improving chicken welfare 17 August 2018 Bristol Vet School has been awarded two Innovate UK grants totalling nearly £160k for studies that aim to further our progress towards sustainable livestock production and improve broiler chicken welfare. The projects will use the new £1M CIEL poultry house, funded by the CIEL.
- University spin-out Ziylo acquired by global healthcare company in $800m deal which could transform the treatment of diabetes 17 August 2018 University of Bristol spin-out company Ziylo has been bought by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk in a deal which could be worth around $800 million.
- Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds 16 August 2018 Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows. The study by scientists at University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, and the University of Bristol, is published in Science Translational Medicine.
- The heart of the matter 15 August 2018 Members of the public still have time to visit an exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the complexity of the human heart.
- AHRC funding to develop the next generation of academics in the arts and humanities 15 August 2018 The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership led by the University of Bristol, is to receive funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over eight years to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2019.