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Great George to observe Prince Philip’s funeral 15 April 2021 Great George, Bristol's largest bell housed in the tower of the Wills Memorial Building, will be playing his part when the nation observes the funeral of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday [17 April].
- Patients needed for Parkinson's disease trials 15 April 2021 This Parkinson's disease awareness week [10-16 April], researchers at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol are looking to recruit more patients to take part in a number of studies they run in the field of Parkinson's disease.
- The Internet brings people into big cities, new study suggests 15 April 2021 The widespread proliferation of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICT) has drawn people into urban centres, according to new research.
- Festival presents unique opportunity to hear from world-leading researchers tackling today's global challenges 15 April 2021 Reaching net zero carbon dioxide emissions, eliminating hunger and poverty, tackling misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, decolonisation, and overcoming the digital divide are among key topics set to take centre stage at the inaugural University of Bristol Festival of International Research and Partnerships, which starts next week.
- Great George to observe Prince Philip’s funeral 15 April 2021 Great George, Bristol's largest bell housed in the tower of the Wills Memorial Building, will be playing his part when the nation observes the funeral of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday [17 April].
- Singers win UK’s biggest a cappella competition 15 April 2021 A singing group has swept to victory in the UK finals of the world’s biggest a cappella competition.
- Leading cancer scientist to open new charity superstore in Bristol 15 April 2021 A leading cancer scientist whose work helps towards beating cancer in the city, will officially open the first Cancer Research UK superstore in Bristol today [Thursday 15 April].
- Reluctance to be vaccinated against COVID-19 among social media users is explained by conspiracy suspicions and general attitudes to vaccination 14 April 2021 New research has found that the most reliable indicators of willingness to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are rejection of conspiracy suspicions about COVID-19 and a positive attitude towards vaccines in general. The study by King's College London and the University of Bristol is published in the leading peer-reviewed journal Psychological Medicine.
- Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa 14 April 2021 A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has found the first evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 years ago.
- Professor Herbert Gutfreund FRS, 1921–2021 14 April 2021 Professor Herbert “Freddie” Gutfreund, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, died in March 2021. Professor Stephen Halford FRS offers this appreciation.
- No evidence of a significant increase in risk of suicide in first months of the pandemic, but continued monitoring needed 13 April 2021 A new observational study is the first to examine suicides occurring during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in multiple countries and finds that suicide numbers largely remained unchanged or declined in the pandemic's early months. The study, led by an international team including University of Bristol researchers, is published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.