Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have a child with autism 2 August 2018 Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by a team at Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre. The research is published today in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The team stressed that the likelihood of having an autistic child is still very low, even among women with PCOS – but finding this link provides an important clue in understanding one of the multiple causal factors in autism.
- Innovate UK awards for studies into sustainable livestock production and improving chicken welfare 17 August 2018 Bristol Vet School has been awarded two Innovate UK grants totalling nearly £160k for studies that aim to further our progress towards sustainable livestock production and improve broiler chicken welfare. The projects will use the new £1M CIEL poultry house, funded by the CIEL.
- University spin-out Ziylo acquired by global healthcare company in $800m deal which could transform the treatment of diabetes 17 August 2018 University of Bristol spin-out company Ziylo has been bought by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk in a deal which could be worth around $800 million.
- Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds 16 August 2018 Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows. The study by scientists at University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, and the University of Bristol, is published in Science Translational Medicine.
- The heart of the matter 15 August 2018 Members of the public still have time to visit an exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the complexity of the human heart.
- AHRC funding to develop the next generation of academics in the arts and humanities 15 August 2018 The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership led by the University of Bristol, is to receive funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over eight years to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2019.
- New study reveals evidence of how Neolithic people adapted to climate change 13 August 2018 Research led by the University of Bristol has uncovered evidence that early farmers were adapting to climate change 8,200 years ago.
- New study will review support offered to sex assault victims 13 August 2018 Researchers will speak to around 1,000 sexual assault victims to understand how the support they receive affects their long-term health and wellbeing.
- Selfie wall tells the story of the changing Temple Quarter district 10 August 2018 Get your mobile at the ready: a new 'selfie wall' has been unveiled on Cattle Market Road near Temple Meads Station.
- Ice sheets of the last ice age seeded the ocean with silica 10 August 2018 New research led by glaciologists and isotope geochemists from the University of Bristol has found that melting ice sheets provide the surrounding oceans with the essential nutrient silica.
- Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk 8 August 2018 Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.