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World's first research programme to identify scarring gene launched 26 November 2020 A world-leading 1.5 million research programme that aims to achieve scar free healing within a generation has been launched today [26 November] by The Scar Free Foundation, the only medical research charity which focuses solely on scarring. The five-year research study led by the University of Bristol will identify the gene(s) that causes scarring and inform future treatments.
- World's first research programme to identify scarring gene launched 26 November 2020 A world-leading 1.5 million research programme that aims to achieve scar free healing within a generation has been launched today [26 November] by The Scar Free Foundation, the only medical research charity which focuses solely on scarring. The five-year research study led by the University of Bristol will identify the gene(s) that causes scarring and inform future treatments.
- Where to withdraw? New research maps access to cash across the UK 26 November 2020 A report published today has mapped for the first time how far people have to travel to access cash across the UK.
- Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy sources 25 November 2020 Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air.
- Spread Germ Defence, not the virus! 25 November 2020 With Covid-19 infections still high and people preparing for Christmas gatherings, it is vitally important to try to reduce the spread of infection in people's homes as this is where infections are now most likely to be transmitted. Research suggests people who follow the advice from Germ Defence are less likely to catch flu or other viruses and less likely to pass it on to members of their household.
- Young people's anxiety levels doubled during first COVID-19 lockdown, says study 24 November 2020 The number of young people with anxiety doubled from 13 per cent to 24 per cent, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown 1, according to new research from the University of Bristol. The study, using Bristols Children of the 90s questionnaire data, showed that young people (27-29 years) reported higher levels of anxiety during the early phases of the pandemic in the first national lockdown and this was higher than their parents.
- Moths strike out in evolutionary arms race with sophisticated wing design 23 November 2020 Ultra-thin, super-absorbent and extraordinarily designed to detract attention, the wings of moths could hold the key for developing technological solutions to survive in a noisy world.
- Seventeen Bristol academics named in Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list 23 November 2020 The Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list recognises 17 University of Bristol researchers reaching the highest sphere of influence in research.
- Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels 20 November 2020 An international team of researchers from Bristol and China has prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas a known reagent for blood vessel dilation - that when placed inside blood vessels expand the biological tissue.
- Bristol secures £45M to advance gene therapy treatment of chronic kidney diseases 19 November 2020 The University of Bristol has secured a 45million deal to advance its groundbreaking gene therapy technology for chronic kidney diseases. The commitment, made by healthcare company Syncona Ltd to Bristol spin-out Purespring Therapeutics, aims to address a global unmet need for renal conditions in one of the largest single investments made to a new UK university biotech company.
- Research by students helps Wellspring Settlement secure £100k funding to transform lives of Bristol residents 18 November 2020 We shall overcome! thats the motto Judith Kibuye has called on to prevail during lockdown and help transform the lives of others.