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giraffes

Just like Us, Giraffes Prefer to Dine with Friends, Study Finds

While already known that giraffes display preferred choices of companion within their social group, until now it has not been clear what drives these...
Psychotic experiences

Psychotic Experiences Could Be Caused by Trauma in Childhood

The findings, published today (21 November) in JAMA Psychiatry, are the first to comprehensively examine the association between different types of trauma, and their timing...
Diabetes

Glucose Binding Molecule Could Transform the Treatment of Diabetes

The World Health Organization estimate that over 382 million people worldwide, including 4.05 million people in the UK, have diabetes - a metabolic disorder...
Oral Antibiotics

New Study Aims to Reduce the Use of Oral Antibiotics for...

The Runny Ear Study (REST), funded by the National Institute for Health Research, will focus on children who have middle ear infections with discharge (AOMd)....
antibiotic resistance

Scouting out Bacterial Defences to Find New Ways to Counter-Attack Antibiotic...

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to defend against antibiotic attack, and the spread of these resistance mechanisms amongst bacteria is a global...
ultra-thin acoustic absorbers

Resonant Mechanism Discovery Could Inspire Ultra-Thin Acoustic Absorbers

Bats exert high predation pressure on nocturnal insects, such as moths. In defence against bat echolocation, the thin layer of tiny scales on moth...
cognitive animal enrichment

‘Ground-Breaking’ Great Ape Activity Device Revealed at Bristol Zoo Gardens

The project integrates hidden computer technology with cognitive animal enrichment for the first time, to measure how gorillas solve complicated problems. The result is...
quantum communication

UNIQORN Advances the Next Generation of Quantum Communication Systems

Quantum communication is recognised as one of the pillars for the second quantum revolution thanks to its unique potential for information-theoretical data security. Turning...
ozone layer

Location of Large ‘Mystery’ Source of Banned Ozone Depleting Substance Uncovered

The compound, carbon tetrachloride, contributes to the destruction of the Earth’s ozone layer, which protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiation. As a result, the production...
climate change

Antarctic Ocean CO2 Helped End the Ice Age

The findings published in the journal Nature, found that CO2 was stored in the deep Southern Ocean during the last ice age and then released into...
amino acids

Modification of Amino Acids Provides New Starting Point for Development of...

Scientists in the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry have now invented a new way to modify amino acids by attaching a ring of...
synthetic tissuevideo

Scientists Create Synthetic Prototissue Capable of Synchronised Beating

The discovery, published in Nature Materials, is the first chemically programmed approach to producing an artificial tissue. The findings, which could have major health applications...
Neurodegenerative Disease

A New Hope in Treating Neurodegenerative Disease

Tackling neurodegeneration remains one of the great challenges for modern medicine. Most of the major neuro-psychiatric conditions (such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases)...
lower mental wellbeing

Evidence That Increased BMI Causes Lower Mental Wellbeing

The study, published online today in the BMJ, explored the impact of aspects of physical health, such as body weight, heart health and blood...
Tiny fossils

Tiny Fossils Reveal How Shrinking Was Essential for Successful Evolution

The origin of modern mammals can be traced back more than 200 million years to the age of dinosaurs. But while dinosaurs evolved to...
Prescribing antibiotics

Prescribing Antibiotics for Children with Cough in General Practice Does Not...

The team, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, analysed data from a study of 8,320 children (aged three months to 15 years) who...
video

‘Dragon Eggs’ Hatched to Monitor Volcanic Activity

Such extreme, hazardous and unpredictable environments present a very difficult challenge to reliably record volcanic behaviour for analytical models. For some volcanoes it is...
Protocell

Protocell Guests Flee the Nest

The work opens new perspectives to develop synthetic soft materials endowed with life-like properties. Living cells cooperate and compete with each other to maximise their...
primate electrocutions

New Research Could Reduce Primate Electrocutions and Help Conservation Strategies

New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce...
global warming

Episodic and Intense Rain Caused by Ancient Global Warming

The Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which occurred about 56 Million years ago, is of great interest to climate scientists because it represents a relatively...