Dr Chris Adams1 December 2022Dr Chris Adams was born sometime before computers and the internet were in common use, and he died on Sunday, 25th September 2022, leaving behind his family, friends and our community of colleagues and students in the School of Chemistry.
Famine and disease drove the evolution of lactose tolerance in Europe28 July 2022Prehistoric people in Europe were consuming milk thousands of years before humans evolved the genetic trait allowing us to digest the milk sugar lactose as adults, finds a new study. The research, published in Nature, mapped pre-historic patterns of milk use over the last 9,000 years, offering new insights into milk consumption and the evolution of lactose tolerance.
Infectivity of airborne SARS-CoV-2 could decrease by 90% within 20 minutes of exhalation, new laboratory study finds28 June 2022The SARS-CoV-2 virus can lose 90% of infectivity when in aerosol particles within 20 minutes, according to new University of Bristol findings. The study, published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first to investigate the decrease in infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosol particles over periods from seconds to a few minutes. The aim of the study was to explore the process that could change viral infectivity over short timescales following exhalation.
BBSRC sLoLa Grant to Pioneer Biological Electronics6 April 2022Professor Adrian Mulholland, Dr Tom Oliver and Dr Sofia Oliveira from the School of Chemistry have been awarded a 5-year £4.9 m Strategic Longer and Larger (sLoLa) grant by BBSRC entitled “Creating and comprehending the circuitry of life: precise biomolecular design of multi-centre redox enzymes for a synthetic metabolism”.