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  • 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.
  • Campaign launched to help older people leave hospital when ready 17 November 2020 A new campaign to support older people with frailty admitted to hospital in an emergency has launched today. Many people worry about the possibility of an emergency hospital admission, and the coronavirus pandemic will be heightening these concerns. The 'Information About Me' campaign helps older patients or their relatives or carers give the right information about their usual day-to-day life to staff to help patients leave hospital at the right time.
  • Dr Colin J Mapes, 1938-2020 17 November 2020 Dr Colin Mapes, former lecturer in Biological Sciences at Bristol, has died. Sir Brian Follett FRS and several colleagues offer a remembrance.
  • Rapid point-of-care testing during and after COVID-19 how widely should it be used? 17 November 2020 Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the point-of-care testing industry was investing millions of pounds to develop rapid tests to tell us the cause of respiratory infections. The pandemic has accelerated this process. In an editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice today [17 November], researchers from the University of Bristols Centre for Academic Primary Care ask if we know enough about these tests to merit their widespread use in primary care.
  • University launches new round of Think Big Scholarships 17 November 2020 The University of Bristol is inviting the best and brightest minds from across the world to apply for its 2021/22 Think Big scholarships.
  • Bristol students harness the power of sport to support their mental health 16 November 2020 Leaving home, moving city and starting a new academic life present some of the most challenging times for university students which is why those who have successfully navigated the path are now stepping up to help others do the same in a new partnership between the University of Bristol and the mental health charity, The Ted Senior Foundation.

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