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How Bristol drones could help save our most endangered species 21 January 2020 The University of Bristol and the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) are pioneering a new approach to wildlife conservation, involving machine-learning and drone technology, which could impact wildlife conservation projects worldwide.
  • Researchers find drug used widely to treat eye condition has 'no benefit' 24 January 2020 Researchers from the University of Bristol and University Hospital Southampton have found that a drug used widely to treat a common eye condition has “no benefit” and should no longer be used. Eplerenone, which is primarily used to treat heart failure, is currently offered widely by ophthalmologists as a treatment for central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) based on limited clinical data.
  • Brilliant iridescence can conceal as well as attract 23 January 2020 A new study shows for the first time that the striking iridescent colours seen in some animals increase their chances of survival against predators by acting as a means of camouflage. Rather than reveal it seems these dynamically changing shades are used to conceal, according to the University of Bristol study published today [23 January] in Current Biology.
  • Domestic violence programme shown to reduce physical abuse by 82 per cent 22 January 2020 The government is being urged to set up domestic violence prevention programmes targeting offenders alongside victims. It follows the success of a pilot intervention project, evaluated by the University of Bristol, which led to a sustained reduction in abuse.
  • Launch of Bristol: Take Drugs Seriously 22 January 2020 A series of ground-breaking events that aim to change the way we talk about drug use, policy and harm reduction launches in Bristol tomorrow [Thursday 23 January].
  • Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions 21 January 2020 Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, HFC-23, were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found atmospheric levels growing at record values.
  • How Bristol drones could help save our most endangered species 21 January 2020 The University of Bristol and the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) are pioneering a new approach to wildlife conservation, involving machine-learning and drone technology, which could impact wildlife conservation projects worldwide.
  • New research could reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death 20 January 2020 New research has shown that by changing the time course of voltage change early when the heart cell contracts it is possible to both withhold a potentially lethal electrical disturbance and improve the strength of cardiac contraction in heart failure at the same time.
  • A chronicle of giant straight-tusked elephants 20 January 2020 About 800,000 years ago, the giant straight-tusked elephant Palaeoloxodon migrated out of Africa and became widespread across Europe and Asia.
  • XMM-Newton uses light echoes to map dynamic black hole 20 January 2020 Material falling into a black hole throws X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used the reverberating echoes of this light to map the dynamic behaviour and surroundings of a black hole itself.
  • Bristol in top five universities targeted by top employers for fifth year in a row 20 January 2020 A major new report has revealed that students at the University of Bristol are among the most targeted by Britain’s top 100 employers.
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