Powerful new synthetic vaccines to combat epidemics25 September 2019A new type of vaccine that can be stored at warmer temperatures, removing the need for refrigeration, has been developed for mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya in a major advance in vaccine technology. The findings, published in Science Advances today [Wednesday 25 September], reveal exceptionally promising results for the Chikungunya vaccine candidate, which has been engineered using a synthetic protein scaffold that could revolutionise the way vaccines are designed, produced and stored.
Adult fly intestine could help understand intestinal regeneration25 September 2019Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are exposed to diverse types of environmental stresses such as bacteria and toxins, but the mechanisms by which epithelial cells sense stress are not well understood. New research by the universities of Bristol, Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have found that Nox-ROS-ASK1-MKK3-p38 signaling in IECs integrates various stresses to facilitate intestinal regeneration.
Maggi Walton, 1951-201925 September 2019Maggi Walton, Library Support Assistant in Library Customer Services, died in July. This remembrance comes from Maggi’s daughter Sasha, Pauline Heslop, Rob Hannah and Jane Reynolds.
Study casts doubt on effectiveness of named GP scheme23 September 2019An NHS scheme to give every patient aged 75 and over in England a named GP responsible for their care has failed to deliver hoped-for improvements, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care.
International recognition for mental health researcher18 September 2019A researcher from the University of Bristol Medical School has received a prestigious international award in recognition of her outstanding research into suicide prevention in low- and middle-income countries.
World university rankings puts Bristol in UK top 1012 September 2019The University of Bristol is 10th in the country and one of only 11 UK institutions to feature in the top 100 universities worldwide, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Putting the squeeze on red blood cells11 September 2019For the first time, researchers at the University of Bristol’s Blood and Transplant Research Unit, and the French National Institute for Blood Transfusion, have captured the moment a red blood cell is ‘squeezed’ while recording the changes that allow it to deform and subsequently recover its shape.
Europe's oldest lake traces 1.4 million years of Mediterranean climate10 September 2019New research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Cologne and including the University of Bristol, has revealed a lake considered to be the oldest in Europe was first established 1.36 million years ago and has existed continuously ever since.
Hidden danger from pet dogs in Africa9 September 2019Researchers at the universities of Abuja and Nigeria, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, have detected a potentially human-infective microbe in pet dogs in Nigeria.
Landmark enterprise campus designs revealed by University of Bristol9 September 2019The detailed designs of buildings and public spaces to be created at Temple Quarter on the site of the former Royal Mail Sorting Office have been revealed, with the University of Bristol looking to create a striking new landmark for the city through its new campus.
Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved – using real life planetary computer 6 September 2019Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking ‘Sum-Of-Three-Cubes’ solution for the number 33, a team led by the University of Bristol and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has solved the final piece of the famous 65-year-old maths puzzle with an answer for the most elusive number of all - 42.
Dr Caroline Anne Williams, 1962-20193 September 2019Dr Caroline Williams, who was at the heart of the life and work of the School of Modern Languages for 25 years, died aged 57 on 9 August. Her friend and colleague Dr Sally-Ann Kitts offers this remembrance, bringing together the many memories and expressions of love sent to her by Caroline’s friends and colleagues at the University of Bristol and beyond.
£1.8 million for trial to evaluate treatment for chronic severe low back pain2 September 2019Researchers at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with North Bristol NHS Trust, the Universities of Keele and Southampton have been awarded £1.8 million from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to evaluate a treatment for chronic severe low back pain. Led by Dr Vikki Wylde, the RADICAL study will be a randomised controlled trial to find out if radiofrequency denervation, a procedure commonly used in the NHS, can provide pain relief.