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acne

New Study Aims To Improve Acne In Women

Spironolactone is usually given to people for high blood pressure. It is also thought to lower hormones that trigger grease production by...
cardiovascular disease

Scientists Hijack Bacteria’s Homing Ability

To date, trials using stem cells, which are taken and grown from the patient or donor and injected into the patient's heart...
Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

Genes Could Play A Role In Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

Tooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other...
Digital Health

Bristol To Launch MSC In Digital Health

In addition to a full data science element, the programme will include substantial elements on responsible innovation, healthcare systems and the application of...
depression

Some Children Are More Likely To Suffer Depression Long After Being...

Researchers wanted to find out what factors influenced depression in young adults between the ages of 10 and 24 and why some...
quantum sensors

Quantum Sensor Breakthrough Using Naturally Occurring Vibrations in Artificial Atoms

When individual atoms emit light, they do so in discrete packets called photons.When this light is measured, this...
HIV testing

More Support Needed to Increase HIV Testing in GP Practices

HIV-infected patients often present to their GP several times with signs, symptoms or a diagnosis more commonly found in those with HIV...
non-suicidal self-harm

Despite Increase in Rates of Non-Suicidal Self-Harm, Few People Receive Medical...

Non-suicidal self-harm (NSSH) is defined as self-inflicted harm without suicidal intent. The study found that it has become more common in both...
inflammation

GPs Should Not Use Inflammatory Marker Tests to Rule out Serious...

Many diseases cause inflammation in the body, including infections, autoimmune conditions and cancers. Millions of inflammatory marker tests are done each year...
uranium

New Research Identifies Fukushima Reactor Material in Environment

The multi-organisation research, led by Dr Peter Martin and Professor Tom Scott from the University of Bristol’s South West Nuclear Hub in collaboration with scientists from Diamond Light...
heart disease

Leaving School Earlier Could Increase the Risk of Heart Disease

The study led by the University of Bristol and Imperial College London, and published in the BMJ today , investigated the role of body...
Greenland ice sheet melt

Clouds Dominate Uncertainties in Predicting Future Greenland Melt

Recent research shows that the whole of the Greenland ice sheet could be gone within the next thousand years, raising global sea level...
silicon chip

Generation and Sampling of Quantum States of Light in a Silicon...

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way to build the next...
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...