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New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy 11 January 2021 A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of Vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities.
- National consortium to study the threats of new SARS-CoV-2 variants 15 January 2021 A new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2 is launched today [15 Jan]. The £2.5 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded ‘G2P-UK’ National Virology Consortium will study how mutations in the virus affect key outcomes such as how transmissible it is, the severity of COVID-19 it causes, and the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments.
- Royal Society award enables University researcher to study neurodegenerative disease 15 January 2021 Professor Peter Cullen, a Wellcome Trust Investigator from the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol, has been awarded the Royal Society Noreen Murray Professorship to expand his research into neurological sciences.
- Foraging humans, mammals and birds who live in the same place behave similarly 14 January 2021 Foraging humans find food, reproduce, share parenting, and even organise their social groups in similar ways as surrounding mammal and bird species, depending on where they live in the world, new research has found.
- How sure would you want to be that you have coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet? 14 January 2021 A new survey from researchers at NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol has been launched to understand how sure people want to be that they’ve got coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet.
- Science finds simple way to make lamb leaner 14 January 2021 Scientists based at Rothamsted and the University of Bristol Veterinary School have found a clear link between the weight of lambs early in their life and meat quality – which is good news for consumers, farmers, and the environment.
- Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab part of multimillion pound project to harness power of 5G 13 January 2021 The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has secured over £3m from the Government to test how the country can seize the full benefits of 5G and help businesses harness the power of modern technology.
- Wetland methane cycling increased during ancient global warming event 13 January 2021 New research provides a stark warning of the need to address emissions from one of the most potent greenhouse gases - methane.
- Research reveals how teeth functioned and evolved in giant mega-sharks 13 January 2021 A pioneering study by University of Bristol researchers finds that the evolution of teeth in the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon and its relatives was a by-product of becoming huge, rather than an adaptation to new feeding habits.
- Project launched to reduce HIV infections and stigma in Bristol's African and Caribbean communities 11 January 2021 A major new project is inviting people to its virtual launch event, to find out more about how it will be working with people of African and Caribbean heritage to tackle HIV infections and stigma in these communities in Bristol and the surrounding area.
- New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy 11 January 2021 A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of Vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities.