New gut calming innovation to bring relief to IBS sufferers
2 March 2023The discovery of a strain of bacteria shown to reduce inflammation in the intestine caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) could bring relief to millions of sufferers after being turned into an innovative natural food supplement by University of Bristol biotech spin-out Ferryx.
Study to look at separation anxiety in dogs27 February 2023Do you want to take part in vital research into separation anxiety in dogs? If so, the University of Bristol Veterinary School and the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience wants to hear from you.
Dinosaur claws used for digging and display27 February 2023Dinosaur claws had many functions, but now a team from the University of Bristol and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing has shown some predatory dinosaurs used their claws for digging or even for display.
Come and find out about our brilliant brain20 February 2023Ever wondered how your brain learns to overcome disgust or thinks when asleep? People of all ages will have the opportunity to find out about the power of our cleverest organ at next month's Bristol Neuroscience Festival, organised by the University of Bristol.
Scientists identify how repeated cocaine use increases addictiveness 10 February 2023Scientists have identified the brain structures responsible for compulsive drug-seeking behaviours due to repeated use of cocaine. The findings, published in Biomedicines, identifies the structures involved and neural pathways activated with repeated exposure to the drug. Researchers hope the study could help inform treatment for drug addiction.
New way to reduce progression of diabetic kidney disease discovered7 February 2023A new way to reduce progression of diabetic kidney disease, affecting 40% of people with diabetes, has been discovered by scientists. The University of Bristol-led study published today [7 February] in JCI Insight, could help the 4.8 million people in the UK with diabetes who are four times more likely to need either dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Dr Colin Gill, 1932-20233 February 2023Dr Colin Gill, Reader in Physics at Bristol until his retirement in 1988, passed away in January at the age of 90. His colleagues Professor Michael Springford and Dr Brian Pollard offer an appreciation.
Professor David Ewins, 1942-20233 February 2023David Ewins, Professor of Mechanical Engineering who retired in 2006, has passed away aged 80. His colleagues in the School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offer a tribute to a world-leading researcher in structural dynamics who was an inspiration to a generation of students.
Carmen Alfonso, 1966-20221 February 2023Carmen Alfonso, a Counsellor at the Student Counselling Service, unexpectedly passed away in December 2022. Her colleague, Alison Golden-Wright, offers her tribute to a kind, caring and thoughtful person who will be greatly missed by all of her colleagues in the service.
Lesson for young people about the HPV vaccine in schools awarded quality mark1 February 2023A lesson to help teenagers find out about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in schools has been awarded the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education Association quality mark. HPV is a common infection that is spread by skin-to-skin contact, including sexual contact. Since the pandemic there has been a decline in the uptake of the HPV vaccine – down nationally from 86% to 69%