Stone spheres could be from Ancient Greek board game 30 September 2022Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have suggested that mysterious stone spheres found at various ancient settlements across the Aegean and Mediterranean could be playing pieces from one of the earliest ever board games.
Adverse health outcomes associated with long-term antidepressant use29 September 2022Long-term antidepressant use may double the risk of heart disease, finds the most comprehensive epidemiological study to date to investigate the health consequences from using the medication over ten years. The University of Bristol-led study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open, analysed data on over 200,000 people.
No difference between spinal versus general anaesthesia in patients having hip fracture surgery, finds study28 September 2022There are no differences in the safety or effectiveness of the two most common types of anaesthetic (spinal versus general anaesthesia) in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery, according to the findings of a new study led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with University of Warwick researchers. The findings, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, analysed previously published data on nearly 4,000 hip fracture patients.
Armoured worm reveals the ancestry of three major animal groups27 September 2022An international team of scientists, including from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, and the Natural History Museum, have discovered that a well-preserved fossilised worm dating from 518-million-years-ago resembles the ancestor of three major groups of living animals.
Discovery of Er Blood Group System24 September 2022Scientists from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) have discovered a rare new blood group system. The findings, published in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, also solve a 30-year mystery.
Professor Graham Ellison, 1932-20229 September 2022Emeritus Professor Earnest Graham Ellison died, aged 90, on 16 July. Emeritus Professor Bill Plumbridge, a former colleague in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, offers a remembrance.
Boosting physical activity/curbing sitting time highly likely to lower breast cancer risk6 September 2022Boosting physical activity levels and curbing sitting time are highly likely to lower breast cancer risk, finds research designed to strengthen proof of causation. The study led by Cancer Council Victoria in Australia, and including the Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, is published online today [6 September] in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Neolithic culinary traditions uncovered6 September 2022A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has uncovered intriguing new insights into the diet of people living in Neolithic Britain and found evidence that cereals, including wheat, were cooked in pots.
Launch of new national network to boost innovation6 September 2022The University of Bristol is part of a new £6.75 million national network to accelerate UK innovation. The Innovation Launchpad Network+ brings together leading universities, the Catapult Network and regional innovation ecosystems to enrich the exchange of ideas and knowledge across these organisations.