Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention. 25 May 2020 Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention.
- Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention. 25 May 2020 Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention.
- Roll-out of coronavirus behaviour change website will help public transition to ‘new normal’ 11 May 2020 An evidence-based, behaviour change website, already proven successful in reducing infection transmissions for seasonal and swine flu, has been rapidly redeveloped and adapted in response to coronavirus. The researchers behind ‘Germ Defence’ from the universities of Bristol, Bath and Southampton hope that the quick redevelopment of the site for COVID-19 will help the public to shift behaviours.
- People more likely to choose a non-alcoholic drink when availability is greater 6 May 2020 People are more likely to choose non-alcoholic drinks if more of those drinks are available than alcoholic alternatives, a University of Bristol-led online experiment published today [6 May] in BMC Public Health has shown. These results could pave the way for increasing the availability of non-alcoholic options in pub and bars.
- Germs, homes and apps: can we do more to protect people at home when a family member has coronavirus? 6 May 2020 A paper published in the BMJ today argues that since most people with Covid-19 are cared for at home it may be important to try to protect the people caring for them by limiting how much virus they come in contact with the ‘viral load'.
- Alcohol use during pregnancy linked to offspring depression 21 April 2020 Children of mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing depression in late adolescence, according to new University of Bristol research. The study, which used data from 14,541 pregnant mothers in the 1990s, is published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
- Seven ways to resist temptation during Easter and lockdown 9 April 2020 Easter is the ideal excuse to indulge your sweet tooth – combined with staying at home it could also be the perfect recipe to overindulge.
- Five ways to create household harmony during lockdown 27 March 2020 As the nation grapples with public lockdown, the reality of all living under the same roof has taken on a whole new meaning. Cohabiting families, couples, and housemates across the country will be seeing rather more of each other for the foreseeable future, putting those relationships under unprecedented pressure.
- New ‘Conspiracy Theory Handbook’ aims to minimise harmful conspiracy theories 23 March 2020 Given the unhelpful surge of conspiracy theories circulating regarding Covid-19, a new ‘Conspiracy Theory Handbook’ is published this week. The book summarises the scientific research into conspiracy theories: why people believe them, the traits of conspiratorial thinking, and how to counter them.
- Keeping bad habits at bay during the coronavirus outbreak 19 March 2020 If your wine rack looks empty, the biscuit barrel bare, you’re binge-watching way too much TV, and you’re dying for a cigarette, chances are you’re not alone.
- Undergraduates shine at national research event 11 March 2020 Today [11 March 2020], three undergraduate students from the University of Bristol will take part in a national event celebrating the best undergraduate research in the country.