£4.9 million award to investigate pioneering biological electronics28 January 2022Researchers from universities across the UK, led by the University of Bristol, have been awarded £4.9 million from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the UK’s largest bioscience funder, to investigate how electrons and energy flow through biological molecules by building artificial protein-based wires and circuits.
People’s long-term pain after knee surgery is reduced, new treatment has shown27 January 2022With one in five people experiencing ongoing pain long after knee replacement surgery, new research, led by the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and published in The Lancet Rheumatology today [27 January], has shown a way to help reduce people’s continuing pain that could also save the NHS time and money too.
Bristol team chase down advantage in quantum race26 January 2022Quantum researchers at the University of Bristol have dramatically reduced the time to simulate an optical quantum computer, with a speedup of around one billion over previous approaches.
Mixed Reality and AI to aid surgeons with keyhole heart valve surgery 24 January 2022Cardiac surgeons could in the future be conducting procedures virtually before even stepping into an operating theatre thanks to researchers from the University of West of England who are working with cardiac surgeons from the University of Bristol on new technology that will allow surgeons to better predict risks and help prevent the conversion of a keyhole heart valve operation to open heart surgery.
TV watching linked with potentially fatal blood clots20 January 2022Take breaks when binge-watching TV to avoid blood clots, say scientists. The warning comes as a study reports that watching TV for four hours a day or more is associated with a 35 per cent higher risk of blood clots compared with less than 2.5 hours. The University of Bristol research is published today [20 January] in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.
Professor David Easty, 1933-202220 January 2022David Easty, retired Professor of Ophthalmology, died last week. John Armitage, Professor Emeritus at Bristol Medical School, offers this remembrance.
New environment-friendly shield could offer better protection during dental surgery17 January 2022Dental patients and practitioners could be better protected from COVID-19 and other airborne viruses and bacteria thanks to the development of a new environment-friendly shield by a multidisciplinary team from the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). The shield could also increase the number of patients seen by dentists and help reduce procedure wait times.