Socio-economic inequalities in access to joint replacement surgery in England 27 April 2023The provision of joint replacement surgery in England is subject to socio-economic inequalities, despite a years-long effort to reduce them. A University of Bristol-led study of hip and knee surgeries over a ten-year period, published in PLOS Medicine today [27 April], concludes that care providers must take further action to address variation in access to these frequently performed operations.
University of Bristol collection awarded UNESCO status 27 April 2023The Wildlife Filmmaking Oral Histories Collection held by the University of Bristol’s Special Collections team has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Memory of the World Programme.
Weston-super-Mare launches its first festival of love and loss26 April 2023A new festival that aims to open up conversations around death and bereavement is launching in Weston-super-Mare next week. Good Grief Weston (Monday 1 to Monday 8 May) will offer 30 workshops and events over eight days and across more than 20 venues.
Pet rabbits need freedom to exercise, study finds25 April 2023Pet rabbits have higher levels of the stress hormone - corticosterone - and show activity rebound when kept in small hutches with restricted exercise, new research led by the University of Bristol Vet School has found. The research, funded by the RSPCA, highlights the importance that pairs of pet rabbits should have the freedom to exercise outside their home enclosure even when they are kept in hutches larger than the traditional size.
Gene in the brain can put brakes on anxiety, discover scientists25 April 2023A gene in the brain driving anxiety symptoms has been identified by an international team of scientists. Critically, modification of the gene is shown to reduce anxiety levels, offering an exciting novel drug target for anxiety disorders. The discovery, led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter, is published online today [25 April] in Nature Communications.
Long-term use of steroids could impair memory, study finds
13 April 2023Memory impairment associated with steroid use has been identified in a new study. The University of Bristol-led findings, published in PNAS, show great potential for the identification of drugs that could be adapted to treat certain memory disorders.
Come and discover art among plant life5 April 2023Come and discover art among plant life at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden this weekend at their annual Easter Sculpture Festival which marks the start of the gardening year as the Garden springs into life.