Rapid point-of-care test for respiratory infections liked by GPs and may reduce antibiotic prescribing
A rapid microbiological point-of-care test to diagnose respiratory infections has proved popular with GPs and could reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care, according to a National Institute for Health Research funded study by researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

World class: Rankings confirm University of Bristol ’ s global status
Courses at the University of Bristol are among the very best in the world, according to a global survey released today. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol begins important new partnership with India ’ s Christ University
The University of Bristol and Christ University in India have formally teamed up to collaborate, focusing particularly in the fields of social sciences. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, International; Press Release Source Type: news

Attenborough series reveals University research into how animals see the world
A wildlife series narrated by Sir David Attenborough is beaming research by several University of Bristol academics into living rooms around the world. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Postgraduate, Research, Undergraduate; Faculty of Life Sciences Source Type: news

One dose of COVID-19 vaccines effective against hospitalisations in over 80s
Interim results presented here show the effectiveness of one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in preventing hospitalisation of people in their 80s with multiple comorbidities. The AvonCAP study results are reported for the first time today [3 March] by researchers from the University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Animals fake death for long periods to escape predators
Many animals feign death to try to escape their predators, with some individuals in prey species remaining motionless, if in danger, for extended lengths of time. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Cutting-edge analysis of prehistoric teeth sheds new light on the diets of lizards and snakes
New research has revealed that the diets of early lizards and snakes, which lived alongside dinosaurs around 100 million years ago, were more varied and advanced than previously thought. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol tech incubator raises £ 40.2 million in 2020
SETsquared Bristol, the University of Bristol-led technology incubator, has announced its members raised a combined £ 40.2 million in 2020, contributing to over 10 per cent of the total investment raised by the South West region for the third consecutive year in a row. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Inspirational student: ‘ Dyslexia made me who I am today ’
An inspirational student who didn ’ t learn to read until he was 13 years old has left the University of Bristol with a First and a slew of international awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Student life; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Student who learnt to read aged 13 leaves Bristol with a First
An inspirational student who didn ’ t learn to read until he was 13 years old has left the University of Bristol with a First and a slew of international awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Student life; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Pioneering prehistoric landscape reconstruction reveals early dinosaurs lived on tropical islands
A new study using leading edge technology has shed surprising light on the ancient habitat where some of the first dinosaurs roamed in the UK around 200 million years ago. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Student who took exams while on active deployment 'beyond happy' to finish degree
A student who juggled a full-time job, full-time study and work in the RAF reserves – even taking exams while on active deployment – says she is “ beyond happy ” to have finished her law degree. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Undergraduate; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Embed Germ Defence behaviours at home to reduce virus spread now and in the future
As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out, a roadmap for unlocking Britain is announced, new research which looked at data from over 28,000 users of the website 'Germ Defence' since May 2020 highlights the continued, critical importance of breaking chains of virus transmission within our homes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Opioid agonist treatment could substantially reduce drug related deaths if used more widely
New evidence that opioid agonists such as methadone and buprenorphine could substantially reduce drug related deaths if more widely used in the community and prison, and for longer, has been published in Lancet Psychiatry today [25 February]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol works with hospital staff to improve COVID patient monitoring
Recognising the enormity of the challenges faced by the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from the University of Bristol have created a data monitoring system to help hospital staff as they care for patients. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Health, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on domestic abuse referrals in primary care to be explored
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care in collaboration with colleagues in Queen Mary University of London, UCL, University of Oxford and IRISi will explore whether and how GP referrals to domestic abuse services have changed during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

‘ Mum would be proud ’ – Student who cared for terminally ill mum fights odds to earn Master ’ s
A student who passed her neuroscience Master ’ s despite a demanding job and providing round-the-clock care for her terminally ill mother has said: “ Mum would be proud. ” (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Current students, Public engagement, Student life, Postgraduate; Faculty of Life Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Fascinating research by two University of Bristol academics features in a new BBC Two wildlife series. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

High fructose diets could cause immune system damage
New research led by Swansea University in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bristol and the Francis Crick Institute in London has indicated that consuming a diet high in the sugar fructose might prevent the proper functioning of peoples' immune systems in ways that has, until now, largely been unknown. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators
Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects, including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Global taskforce set to demystify and overcome vaccine hesitancy amid COVID-19 pandemic
International experts are joining forces to combat vaccine hesitancy by tackling its root cause – misinformation – and arming key influencers with the facts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards, Health, International, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Science Film Festival 2021 - calling all creatives to submit short films!
Bristol ’ s Science Film Festival is set to take place this summer and the organisers of the annual event are calling for submissions from amateur and professional movie makers ahead of the festival ’ s July showcase. Film-makers behind shortlisted films will have their films screened and a chance to win cash prizes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, Current students, Alumni; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Science Film Festival 2021 - calling all creatives to submit short films!
Bristol ’ s Science Film Festival is set to take place this summer and the organisers of the annual event are calling for submissions from amateur and professional movie makers ahead of the festival ’ s September showcase. Film-makers behind shortlisted films will have their films screened and a chance to win cash prizes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, Current students, Alumni; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

New funding for national consortium to model COVID-19 pandemic predictions
A national consortium bringing together modellers to produce rigorous predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic and advise UK government bodies will receive £ 3 million funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electri Source Type: news

Bristol researchers to collaborate on national study to understand long COVID
What is long COVID and how can diagnosis be improved? Using data from electronic health records at a national scale alongside information from thousands of participants in the UK's population-based cohort studies, these and other questions will be tackled following today's [18 February] announcement of a nationwide long COVID study led by University College London (UCL). The study will include Bristol ’ s Children of the 90s health study, based at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, ALSPAC, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Credit card-sized soft pumps power wearable artificial muscles
Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; 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 Engineering, a Source Type: news

Good Grief Festival marks one year since first COVID-19 lockdown
Good Grief Festival - a virtual festival exploring the many faces of grief - will return to our screens next month [Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March]. The festival has a programme of over 70 speakers and 50 free online events to help the many thousands of people in the UK and across the world who are grieving. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Research finds NHS ’ use of management consultants is a harmful habit
The use of paid management consultants in the NHS has become habitual despite its negative impact on efficiency, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Publications, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management; Press Release Source Type: news

Tropical paper wasps babysit for neighbours
Wasps provide crucial support to their extended families by babysitting at neighbouring nests, according to new research by a team of biologists from the universities of Bristol, Exeter and UCL published today [15 February] in Nature Ecology and Evolution. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Science Film Festival 2021 calling all creatives to submit short films!
Bristol ’ s Science Film Festival is set to take place this summer and the organisers of the annual event are calling for submissions from amateur and professional movie makers ahead of the festival ’ s September showcase. Film-makers behind shortlisted films will have their films screened and a chance to win cash prizes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, Current students; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol part of new £ 10 million research centre to spur a greener global financial system
The UK is investing £ 10 million in a new national green finance research centre that will advise lenders, investors and insurers, enabling them to make environmentally sustainable decisions, and support a greener global economy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Source Type: news

How former students are remodelling the gaming market
An Artificial Intelligence start-up developing software which will slash the cost of creating new games has hit its substantial seed-funding target. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, Postgraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

UK's COVID-19 vaccination programme already reducing daily deaths
A new modelling study shows that the UK ’ s COVID-19 vaccination programme is already reducing daily deaths. However, reductions of hospital and intensive care (ICU) admissions will likely take several weeks longer, with large reductions seen by the end of March and continuing into April. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Publications, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Study predicts UK COVID-19 vaccination program will very quickly reduce deaths but more slowly bring down hospital and ICU admissions
A new modelling study shows that the UK ’ s COVID-19 vaccination program is already reducing daily deaths. However, reductions of hospital and intensive care (ICU) admissions will likely take several weeks longer, with large reductions seen by the end of March and continuing into April. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Publications, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

A new vision for adeno-associated virus delivered gene therapies
An international collaboration of leading groups in gene therapy and vision science have developed an adeno-associated virus (AAV) genome-coupled immunomodulation strategy that helps cloak the AAV virus from unwanted immune responses and offers important insights into ocular inflammation. The research led by Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and including the University of Bristol is published in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

The students making period poverty history
Two students have launched a non-profit organization which has ended period poverty for hundreds of women in refugee camps – and they are only just getting started. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, International, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate; Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news