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Universities team up to create new programme which helps to power high-growth UK companies
The University of Bristol in collaboration with the universities of Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey have launched Scale-up; a new programme to enable the UK ’ s best tech SMEs to access university expertise and resources. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Giraffes surprise biologists yet again
New research from the University of Bristol has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behaviour and ecology. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

African conference confirms growing strength of plant disease research network
A plant science conference in Uganda which drew together dozens of world-class researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK this month has confirmed the growing strength of a network whose collaborations promise to deliver solutions to devastating crop diseases in the years ahead. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza
Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

How Nagana is carried by tsetse flies
Researchers at the University of Bristol have revealed new details on how the animal disease Nagana is spread by tsetse flies in Africa. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Exhibition to mark 200th anniversary of London Old Vic
An exhibition has opened at the University of Bristol ’ s Theatre Collection to mark the 200th anniversary of the first public performance at one of the UK ’ s most prestigious theatres, the Old Vic in London. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Drama: Theatre, Film and Television; Press Release Source Type: news

How do you build a house on Mars?
A group of academics from across the university are working with artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent to share ideas on how to build a Martian house. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Institutes, Brigstow Source Type: news

New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking
A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded study, involving University of Bristol researchers and published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity, measured by the number of cigarettes smoked per day. These results were consistent in both men and women. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Senior leadership appointments in the Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol is delighted to announce the appointment of a number of eminent academics to key senior leadership roles. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages; Press Release Source Type: news

Pass the toothpick! Feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives uncovered from grass fragments stuck in their teeth
A new study, led by scientists at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, China, including University of Bristol PhD student Zhang Hanwen, examined the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives that inhabited Central Asia some 17 million years ago. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Hundreds of visitors get hands-on with pioneering postgraduate research at Research without Borders festival
More than 750 visitors attended the series of festival events, including an interactive exhibition of postgraduate research in Colston Hall. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement, Postgraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Minority children develop implicit racial bias in early childhood
New research from the University of Bristol and York University in Canada suggests that minority children as young as six years old show an implicit pro-white racial bias when exposed to images of both white and black children. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Find out how flowers attract pollinators at the Botanic Garden NGS Open Day
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden will hold its National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Day this Sunday [20 May]. Visitors to the Garden will be able to hear how flowers use a variety of features to attract pollinators. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol students excel in Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Awards
Seven University of Bristol engineering students and recent alumni have achieved outstanding success in several prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) schemes designed to promote innovation and leadership. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Alumni, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Sc Source Type: news

Special issue of Royal Society magazine highlights scale of oceanic change
The seas around the West Antarctic Peninsula have experienced some of the fastest global warming in recent decades, increasing the rate and richness of biological activity in the region. Innovative analytical techniques and collaborative research projects involving scientists from around the world are helping to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental change. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol and TM Forum form Digital Futures partnership
TM Forum, the industry association driving digital business transformation, has announced [Tuesday 15 May] a partnership with the University of Bristol that will help the University to develop its Institute of Digital Futures with industry-endorsed technical specifications using TM Forum's Open Digital Architecture, APIs and Lab. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

University to host Gromit and friends as charity trail locations are revealed
Bristol ’ s favourite pooch and friends will reside at three University of Bristol locations this summer as Gromit Unleashed 2 fever sweeps across the city. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices, Student life, Undergraduate, Postgraduate; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical Source Type: news

Tessa Goodman, 1933-2018
Tessa Goodman, Admissions Clerk in the Academic Registrar's Office for over 30 years, died in March. Janet Windows, former Secretary in the Academic Registrar's Office, offers a commemoration. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

Bristol signs framework agreement with EDF for nuclear research, education and innovation
A delegation from the University of Bristol, led by Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Erik Lithander, visited the research laboratories of EDF France near Paris in late April in order to cement its longstanding relationship with the energy company. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science Source Type: news

Bristol welcomes Indian High Commissioner to University ’ s first International Forum
The University of Bristol was delighted to welcome the Indian High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr YK Sinha, for a visit on Friday 4 May which coincided with the University ’ s first International Forum. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, International; Press Release Source Type: news

US boycott of Chinese researchers could ‘ stifle ’ global progress
Academics are warning that proposed measures by the Trump administration to restrict Chinese researchers from working in the US could ‘ stifle ’ global progress. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Economics; Press Release Source Type: news

Businesses urged to tap into new £ 20 million fund to benefit region
Businesses in the South West region are being urged to tap into a new £ 20 million Government fund which aims to bring together world-leading researchers with accountancy, insurance and legal industries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol alumni open doors with donation of £ 100k to University scholarship fund
More talented international students will be able to realise their dream of studying at a prestigious UK institution thanks to the generosity of Bristol alumni who have contributed £ 100k to the University ’ s scholarship fund, Think Big. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International, Alumni, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Belinda Burke, 1954-2018
Belinda Margaret Catherine Burke passed away in February. This remembrance contains contributions from her daughter Marie and from Simon Osborne, Technical Manager in the School of Chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry Source Type: news

Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device?
New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system. The research, led by the University of Bristol, is part of a new £ 1.5 million grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Toshiba and Decawave to the OPERA project, a consortium including the universities of Bristol and Oxford; University College London and Coventry University. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, 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 an Source Type: news

500-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa mystery unveiled by engineers
Why has the Leaning Tower of Pisa survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? This is a long-standing question a research group of 16 engineers has investigated, including a leading expert in earthquake engineering and soil-structure interaction from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

University schools win Silver Athena SWAN Awards
Three of the University ’ s schools have successfully gained Silver Athena SWAN Awards in the November 2017 submission round, recognising their ongoing commitment to gender equality. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Three professors awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry
Three professors from the University of Bristol ’ s School of Chemistry have won prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

City's local artists pair up with Bristol researchers for new science-inspired art exhibition
A cathedral trained stone carver, illustrator and stained glass artist are just some of the local artisans who have been paired with Bristol researchers to create a stunning array of science-inspired art works as part of Creative Reactions Bristol [11 to 22 May]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

City ’ s local artists pair up with Bristol researchers for new science-inspired art exhibition
A cathedral trained stone carver, illustrator and stained glass artist are just some of the local artisans who have been paired with Bristol researchers to create a stunning array of science-inspired art works as part of Creative Reactions Bristol [11 May to 22 May]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Open letter on mental health and wellbeing from the Vice-Chancellor
Open letter on mental health and wellbeing from Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Luke Skywalker's hand inspires scientists to create robotic skin
Scientists at the University of Bristol are engineering human skin on artificial robotic muscles that can stretch and bend the tissue just like in the real world. This living and moving skin equivalent represents a much more realistic model of human skin and it could have potential applications for burns patients needing skin grafts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

PhD student awarded the prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award
Dr Catherine Back has been awarded the prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award for her publication describing the structure and the ‘ catch-clamp ’ binding mechanism of the protein “ CshA ” involved in life-threatening infections of the heart. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol PhD student receives prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award
Bristol PhD student, Dr Catherine Back, was flown out to the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in San Diego to receive the prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Hear Helen Pankhurst tell the story of women ’ s rights
Dr Helen Pankhurst, a descendant of suffragette leaders Sylvia and Emmeline Pankhurst, will chart how women ’ s lives have changed over the last century at a free public lecture organised by the University of Bristol on Friday, 11 May 2018. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education, Institutes, Cabot, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Cancer-fighting coach is nominated for coach of the year award
The University of Bristol ’ s head hockey coach has been shortlisted for a Coach of the Year Award by England Hockey. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Grants and Awards; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 1M to study how health-related data collected by people living with HIV can be used to improve clinical outcomes
Recent media reports about the use and exploitation of personal data have increased public awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of the digital age. £ 11 million has been awarded to 11 projects by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to further the understanding of Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) issues in the Digital Economy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths Source Type: news

Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke
Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna four to seven times a week were 61 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. This is the first prospective large-scale study on this topic, and the findings were reported in Neurology. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Seeking the truth on female genital cutting
A new study by anthropologists at the University of Bristol will help campaigners to closely target their work in eradicating female genital cutting (FGC). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Nuclear Science postgrads train at EDF ’ s Paris lab
Two MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering students became the first Bristol postgraduates to undertake a week-long training programme at the Materials Ageing Institute (MAI), EDF Lab Les Renardi è res, Paris in early 2018. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Social communication difficulties are linked to increased risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviour
Children who have difficulties with social communication, as seen in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), have a higher risk of self-harm with suicidal behaviour by the age of 16 years compared to those without, finds a University of Bristol study. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, ALSPAC, Institutes; Press Release Source Type: news

Aerospace engineering academic elected Fellow of AIAA
A University of Bristol academic has been elected a Fellow of the world's largest aerospace technical society. He will be awarded his fellowship at an awards gala in Washington D.C, USA today [Wednesday 2 May]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Philip Ison Cawley, 1953-2018
Philip Ison Cawley, a cleaner at the University ’ s Langford site, has passed away at the age of 64. Gemma Whitwell, Senior Facilities Manager at Langford, offers a remembrance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

Weather forecast model predicts complex patterns of volcanic ash dispersal
New research, led by the University of Bristol, has provided fresh insight into how huge volcanic ash plumes, which can critically disrupt aviation and cause major impact on the ground, are transported in the atmosphere. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Drinkers support clearer labelling on alcohol products
New research led by the University of Bristol has found that drinkers support clearer labelling of alcohol products, including the provision of unit, calorie and health information, which would address current gaps in public knowledge. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology; Press Release Source Type: news

Extreme mobility of mantis shrimp eyes
New research, led by biologists from the University of Bristol, has uncovered fresh findings about the most mobile eyes in the animal kingdom - the eyes of the mantis shrimp. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New Chief Executive for National Composites Centre
The University of Bristol today [Tuesday 1 May] announced the appointment of Rich Oldfield as the new Chief Executive of the National Composites Centre (NCC). Owned by the University, the NCC is world-leading in composites research and development and the foremost centre for composites in the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Rich, who is currently Senior Vice President (SVP) for Business Development and Strategy at GKN, will succeed Peter Chivers from 1 September 2018, and brings a wealth of engineering, technology and leadership experience to the position. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Research, Staff notices, Announcements; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Aerospac Source Type: news

Deteriorating Great Barrier Reef hushed - young fish no longer hear their way home
Degraded coral reefs are far quieter than five years ago, and no longer sound like suitable habitat to young fish searching for a place to live and breed, according to research co-authored by the University of Bristol and published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol makes latest thinking on medieval Irish history accessible to all
The publication of a major new survey of Irish history will be celebrated at Dublin Castle today (Monday, April 30). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

MRC awards Bristol researcher £ 1.2M to investigate immune defence against microbes
University of Bristol researcher, Dr Borko Amulic, has been awarded a prestigious Career Development Award worth £ 1.2 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to lead research into how the natural ability of neutrophil immune cells can be boosted to fight infection in the post-antibiotic age. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news