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dementia

Hypothesis Underpinning Dementia Research ‘Flawed’

A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer’s Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to...
sense of touch

Researchers Get First Complete Look at Protein Behind Sense of Touch

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of the structure of Piezo1, a member of a family of proteins that...
satellite lab

New Satellite Lab and Ground Station to Boost Space Exploration in...

The state-of-the-art satellite laboratory will enable University of Bristol students to work on their own space missions by building and testing new satellites. Currently...
Trench Foot

Trench Foot Discovery could Pave the Way for New Treatments

Trench Foot, or non-freezing cold injury, was first described during the First World War, when soldiers fighting in Europe were plagued by the painful...
Type 1 diabetes

Variation in Genetic Risk Explains Which People Develop Type 1 Diabetes...

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused by an autoimmune attack in the body killing off the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, eventually leaving...
chloroplast

The Origin of the Chloroplast

The Earth's biosphere is fuelled by photosynthesis. During this fundamental process algae and plants capture sunlight and transform carbon dioxide into carbohydrates, splitting water...