Dr Michael Hayes, 1939-202225 January 2023Dr Michael Hayes, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry (Oral Biology) within the Department of Biochemistry, died on 22 September 2022. His colleagues Professor Dick Denton FRS and Dr John McGivan offer an appreciation.
Milk restriction affects calves’ ability to learn24 January 2023New research has shown calves' ability to focus and learn are seriously affected when their milk allowance is suddenly reduced and that they could experience negative feelings of hunger. The study is published in Royal Society Biology Letters.
Anti-aging gene shown to rewind heart age by 10 years23 January 2023An anti-aging gene discovered in a population of centenarians has been shown to rewind the heart's biological age by 10 years. The breakthrough, published in Cardiovascular Research and led by scientists at the University of Bristol and the MultiMedica Group in Italy, offers a potential target for patients with heart failure.
Rapid research projects announced to help ease NHS winter pressures22 January 2023Patients could benefit from a programme of 16 rapid research projects announced today [22 January] that will examine how to ease winter pressures faced by the NHS – compounded this year by COVID-19 and a record flu season, and the cost-of-living crisis.
Dr Chris Adams, 1973-202211 January 2023Dr Chris Adams, Lecturer in the School of Chemistry, passed away in September 2022. His colleagues offer a tribute to a dedicated and visionary champion for undergraduate teaching.
Childhood maltreatment linked with multiple mental health problems11 January 2023Experiencing abuse or neglect as a child can cause multiple mental health problems, finds a new study led by UCL researchers, in collaboration with the University of Bristol and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), King's College London, University of Lausanne and Yale University School of Medicine.
Study finds programme to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies is effective10 January 2023A programme to increase the use of magnesium sulfate, a £1 injection that helps prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies, is effective according to a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded evaluation. The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, are published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Professor Heidy Mader, 1961-20225 January 2023Professor Heidy Mader passed away on 22 December 2022. Her colleague and friend, Emeritus Professor Steve Sparks FRS, reflects on her life and scientific achievements.
‘Veggie’ dinosaurs differed in how they ate their food4 January 2023Although most early dinosaurs were vegetarian, there were a surprising number of differences in the way that these animals tackled eating a plant-based diet, according to a new study by scientists from the Natural History Museum and the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham.