GW4 launches research fund to tackle world’s grand challenges
Academics from across GW4 – an alliance of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities – will get the chance to build new research communities focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest research challenges as part of a significant financial commitment from GW4.
How seeing the same GP helps your health
Patients are more likely to raise a health problem with a doctor they’ve seen over time and have built-up a relationship with, new research has revealed. The insight comes as an increasing number of patients struggle to see the same GP.
£150,000 collaborations explore the Internet of Things
Three new collaborations between University of Bristol academics and creative companies have been awarded £50,000 each as part of REACT Objects Sandbox, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded initiative to explore the interactions and experiences we have with our physical and virtual worlds.
Working pressures increase children attending nursery with respiratory tract infections
Working parents are often caught between the needs of their sick child and their job, which can lead to continued day care use even when their child is ill. New research has found children going to nursery when they are unwell with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) may be an important factor in the spread of these illnesses in the community.
Livestock can produce food that is better for the people and the planet
With one in seven humans undernourished, and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater. Eight strategies to cut the environmental and economic costs of keeping livestock, such as cows, goats and sheep, while boosting the quantity and quality of the food produced have been outlined by an international team of scientists.