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carbon cycle

Ice Sheets Impact Core Elements of the Earth’s Carbon Cycle

The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate.
kidney disease

Scientists Reveal How a Faulty Gene Leads to Kidney Disease

New insights into why a faulty gene involved in a devastating form of a kidney condition called nephrotic syndrome leads to disease...
prostate cancer

MRI Assisted Biopsies More Effective at Detecting Prostate Cancers

The researchers found that the use of pre-biopsy MRI combined with targeted prostate biopsy was better than a biopsy alone in detecting...
antibiotic resistant

New Patient Test Could Tell GPs If Infections Are Antibiotic Resistant...

A new rapid patient test which could identify whether bacteria isolated from clinical samples are antibiotic resistant in under two hours is...
plant genes

Genes That First Enabled Plants to Grow Leaves Identified by Scientists

The genes that first enabled plants to grow shoots and conquer the land have been identified by University of Bristol researchers. The...
swarming robots

Inspired from Nature – Robots Can Now Learn to Swarm on...

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer, thanks...
robots

Life-Like Robots Soon to Be Reality

Life-like robots that can make decisions, adapt to their environment and learn, are one step closer thanks to a University of Bristol...
earthquakes

Predicting Seismic Activity at Fracking Sites to Prevent Earthquakes

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock by drilling down into the earth...
GW4 supercomputer

GW4 Supercomputer Isambard Can Compete with Intel

Researchers from GW4 Universities Bristol and Cardiff assessed the performance of the GW4 Alliance Isambard supercomputer using an open-source Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) code....
prostate cancers

MRI Assisted Biopsies More Effective at Detecting Prostate Cancers

The researchers found that the use of pre-biopsy MRI combined with targeted prostate biopsy was better than a biopsy alone in detecting...
Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors Turbocharged by Laxatives

Their paper, published today in the journal Nature Materials, explains why these detergents, called ionic liquids, are better electrolytes than current materials and...
Bone strength

Bone Strength Could Be Linked to When You Reached Puberty

Published today in JAMA Network Openresearchers looked at six repeated bone scans from 6,389 children in Bristol’s Children of the 90s study...
obesity

Genetic Analyses Indicate That the Effect of Being Overweight and Obesity...

The study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology was led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and involved researchers from Bristol...
wearable pet devices

Are Wearable Pet Devices Putting Our Security at Risk?

Consumers have the option to track location, activity and health data of their pets but the Bristol Cyber Security Group have found these wearables...
cardiovascular disease

Scientists Hijack Bacteria’s Homing Ability

In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The findings, led by researchers...
smoking treatments

Patients with Mental Health Conditions Denied Access to ‘Best Available’ Stop...

Their results highlight that the most effective drug at helping individuals to stop smoking is less likely to be prescribed to people...
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...