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  • Encouraging older people to walk further and more frequently 22 October 2020 A new study which aims to understand why some people find walking difficult is looking for volunteers.
  • Oxford COVID-19 vaccine follows its programmed genetic instructions, independent analysis finds 22 October 2020 The AstraZeneca Oxford COVID-19 vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 and also known as AZD1222) now undergoing Phase III clinical trials, has already undergone rigorous testing to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety. Now a team at Bristol University has used recently developed techniques to further validate that the vaccine accurately follows the genetic instructions programmed into it by the Oxford team. This novel analysis provides even greater clarity and detail about how the vaccine successfully provokes a strong immune response.
  • Lily the barn owl reveals how birds fly in gusty winds 21 October 2020 Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale aircraft.
  • Neuropilin-1 drives SARS-CoV-2 infectivity, finds breakthrough study 20 October 2020 In a major breakthrough an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has potentially identified what makes SARS-CoV-2 highly infectious and able to spread rapidly in human cells. The findings, published in Science today [20 October] describe how the viruss ability to infect human cells can be reduced by inhibitors that block a newly discovered interaction between virus and host, demonstrating a potential anti-viral treatment.
  • Be More Empowered portraits celebrate staff, students and alumni from BAME backgrounds 20 October 2020 The University of Bristol has unveiled a series of photographic portraits that celebrate some of its Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff, students and alumni who have led the way in education, the arts, economics, politics, activism and social change.
  • Deep sea coral time machines reveal ancient CO2 burps 17 October 2020 The fossilised remains of ancient deep-sea corals may act as time machines providing new insights into the effect the ocean has on rising CO2 levels, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Bristol, St Andrews and Nanjing and published in Science Advances.
  • Ground-breaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains 16 October 2020 A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma.
  • Worlds greatest mass extinction triggered switch to warm-bloodedness 16 October 2020 Mammals and birds today are warm-blooded, and this is often taken as the reason for their great success.
  • Historic signing is major boost to regions digital future 15 October 2020 The University of Bristol and BT have joined forces to shape a digital future that is inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable, and will make a significant contribution to regional growth.
  • Bristol researchers awarded Future Leaders Fellowships 15 October 2020 Four Bristol researchers have been awarded UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships. The awards, designed to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across the UK to help them tackle major global challenges, are announced today [15 October] by Science Minister Amanda Solloway.

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