Granddaughters and great-granddaughters of men who start to smoke before puberty, have more body fat than expected, research shows
A new study, led by the University of Bristol and published in Scientific Reports today [21 January], has reported increased body fat in females whose grandfathers or great-grandfathers began smoking before puberty. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists build ‘ valves ’ in DNA to shape biological information flows
Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new biological parts that are able to shape the flow of cellular processes along DNA. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

TV watching linked with potentially fatal blood clots
Take breaks when binge-watching TV to avoid blood clots, say scientists. The warning comes as a study reports that watching TV for four hours a day or more is associated with a 35 per cent higher risk of blood clots compared with less than 2.5 hours. The University of Bristol research is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Professor David Easty, 1933-2022
David Easty, retired Professor of Ophthalmology, died last week. John Armitage, Professor Emeritus at Bristol Medical School, offers this remembrance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Bristol ranked as 41st most international university in the world
Students at the University of Bristol are studying at one of the world ’ s most international institutions, a new study has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards, International, Public engagement, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

Muscular study provides new information about how the largest dinosaurs moved and evolved
New research led by the University of Bristol has revealed how giant 50-tonne sauropod dinosaurs, like Diplodocus, evolved from much smaller ancestors, like the wolf-sized Thecodontosaurus (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New environment-friendly shield could offer better protection during dental surgery
Dental patients and practitioners could be better protected from COVID-19 and other airborne viruses and bacteria thanks to the development of a new environment-friendly shield by a multidisciplinary team from the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). The shield could also increase the number of patients seen by dentists and help reduce procedure wait times. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 17, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Making the invisible visible: tracing the origins of plants in West African cuisine
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, in co-operation with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has uncovered the first insights into the origins of West African plant-based cuisine, locked inside pottery fragments dating back some 3,500 years ago. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 17, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Being overweight may cause more UK hospital admissions than previously thought, finds new study
Being overweight may cause more hospital admissions and higher incidences of disease and mortality than previous studies report, according to new University of Bristol-led research. The study, published in Economics and Human Biology, used a genetic technique to identify the sole impact of body composition on hospital admissions from over 300,000 people. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Relea Source Type: news

University of Bristol celebrated for contributing to the UK ’ s creative excellence
Hollywood actor Simon Pegg and children's author Julia Donaldson are among the University of Bristol's famous alumni recognised as the country ’ s greatest creative minds in a new campaign to showcase the creative talent nurtured at UK universities and encourage the government to support creative courses. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry Source Type: news

From university taster course to prestigious lectureship
Dr Michael Wray was the first person in his family to go to university. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 11, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Staff notices; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic E Source Type: news

OBE for Bristol grad dedicating her life to helping world ’ s poorest children
A doctor who has changed the lives of thousands of the world ’ s poorest children has been honoured with an OBE. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 7, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Current students, Postgraduate, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

‘ I was eating 1,000 calories a day, now I ’ m making healthy groceries accessible to everyone ’
Two years ago Sonny Drinkwater was exercising 20 times a week and counting every single one of the 1,000 daily calories he consumed. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 7, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Business and Enterprise, Current students, Postgraduate, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists develop a novel strategy for sustainable post-lithium-ion batteries
Scientists astounded by performance of sustainable batteries with far-reaching implications for e-vehicles and devices. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 6, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Composites Institute, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Source Type: news