Patients needed for irritable bowel syndrome trial16 January 2020Patients 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.
Animals reduce the symmetry of their markings to improve camouflage15 January 2020Some 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 2020Potential 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.
Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults15 January 2020One 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 2020The 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 located15 January 2020Most 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.
Making Bristol a Living Wage City14 January 2020A 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.