Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants 16 January 2020 Scientists have made a significant discovery about the genetic origins of how plants evolved from living in water to land 470 million years ago.
- Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants 16 January 2020 Scientists have made a significant discovery about the genetic origins of how plants evolved from living in water to land 470 million years ago.
- Spin out company that designs machine components to survive in harshest conditions receives grant from Innovate UK 16 January 2020 A University of Bristol spin out company that specialises in addressing the problems of high-servicing requirements of machines in the marine, mining and offshore industries, has received a 300,000 grant from Innovate UK.
- Patients needed for irritable bowel syndrome trial 16 January 2020 Patients in GP surgeries in Bristol are being invited to take part in a large trial of low-dose amitriptyline for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) lead by researchers from the universities of Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.
- Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults 15 January 2020 One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK.
- Thinking of a canine companion? Bristol Vet School's UK Dog Project needs you! 15 January 2020 The University of Bristol's Veterinary School has launched a first-of-its-kind large-scale study into the lives of dogs and their owners. The UK Dog Project will take the first in-depth look into UK dog ownership as an overall journey, from those first thinking of bringing a canine companion into their home - right through to being well-seasoned dog owners.
- Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located 15 January 2020 Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if an animal needs to move, animals that are unpatterned and use short, fast movements are less likely to be located by predators.
- Animals reduce the symmetry of their markings to improve camouflage 15 January 2020 Some forms of camouflage have evolved in animals to exploit a loophole in the way predators perceive their symmetrical markings. The University of Bristol findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today [15 Jan], describe how animals have evolved to mitigate this defensive disadvantage in their colouration.
- INITIATE is open for collaboration 15 January 2020 Potential collaborators are invited to pitch ideas to INITIATE, an EPSRC-funded project, led by Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol, which is spearheading research into the future capabilities of the Internet.
- Making Bristol a Living Wage City 14 January 2020 A coalition of employers in Bristol, including the University of Bristol, has been formally recognised by the Living Wage Foundation for their work to make Bristol a Living Wage City, the largest city in the UK to achieve this new status.
- Accelerated speed of discovery could lead to more effective smoking cessation aids 13 January 2020 As smokers know all too well, nicotine is highly addictive. Its hard to quit smoking, a habit that claims the lives of more than seven million people each year.