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COVID-19 update: Academic Year 2020/21 28 May 2020 The University of Bristol intends to open to students at all levels for the 2020/21 academic year and we look forward to welcoming both our new students and our returning students from the start of the autumn term.
- Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies 5 July 2020 Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a brain washing technique pioneered by Bristol researchers have shown in a 10-year follow-up study, were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. The findings are published today [5 July] in the journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood.
- Trailblazing study discovers novel genetic causes of rare diseases, leading to improved diagnosis and better patient care 2 July 2020 A research programme pioneering the use of whole genome sequencing in the NHS has diagnosed hundreds of patients and discovered new genetic causes of disease.
- Quantum security company wins Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2020 1 July 2020 KETS Quantum Security, world leaders in integrated quantum cryptography hardware solutions, pitched against ten other start-ups from Bristols world-leading tech scene to win the Best Elevator Pitch audience vote at Tuesdays inaugural online version of SETsquared Bristols Tech-Xpo.
- Researchers to investigate social contact and physical distancing behaviours during COVID-19 1 July 2020 It is known that coronavirus spreads between close contacts. Researchers at the University of Bristol are investigating social contact patterns and physical distancing behaviours to help understand how the virus spreads.
- 'Gatekeepers' of biodiversity hotspots facing COVID crisis 1 July 2020 Impoverished communities and diverse ecosystems in Colombia are under threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.
- Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases 30 June 2020 Bristol scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntingtons disease.
- Asteroid impact, not volcanoes, made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs 29 June 2020 Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in.
- SETsquared Bristol named Hottest Accelerator in Europe 29 June 2020 SETsquared Bristol has been awarded Hottest Accelerator in Europe at The Europas 2020 in recognition of its work to support over 250 start-ups.
- People with diabetes needed for study to support people during COVID-19 29 June 2020 A new research project is asking for people with diabetes and their carers to take part in a UK-wide online survey that aims to identify how to best support people with the condition during the pandemic.
- New heart valve could transform open heart surgery for millions of patients globally 29 June 2020 A new polymeric heart valve with a life span potentially longer than current artificial valves that would also prevent the need for the millions of patients with diseased heart valves to require life-long blood thinning tablets has been developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge. The team's latest in-vitro results, published in Biomaterials Science, suggest that the PoliValve could last for up to 25 years.