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  • Why do some wounds fail to heal? 19 July 2018 Non-healing wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic ulcers are a growing health problem, and we still don’t know enough about how and why wound repair can fail. Thanks to an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI) Early Career Fellowship award, pharmacologist Dr Jenna Cash has set up her own lab to examine wound repair more closely and inform novel therapies for chronic wounds.
  • Bristol thinking globally for health 18 July 2018 Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, University of Bristol, describes the Institute's innovative approach to global health challenges. This blog is part of the Bristol Firsts series, celebrating Bristol-based innovations in the NHS’s 70th year.
  • How Bristol’s research and teaching has helped shape the NHS and save lives 5 July 2018 Today we celebrate 70 years of the NHS - the first universal health care system to be established anywhere in the world.
  • Bristol Veterinary School’s AMR Force wins Antibiotic Guardian Award 4 July 2018 Bristol Veterinary School’s AMR Force research group has won a prestigious award at this year’s Antibiotic Guardian Awards in recognition of the group’s achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
  • Bristol researchers win EPSRC fellowship to develop AI for early disease diagnosis in calves 22 June 2018 Two researchers at the University of Bristol have been awarded a joint Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Fellowship to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence (AI) methods.
  • Bristol researchers to benchmark medicine use across UK beef farms 14 June 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol are to quantify and compare farm animal medicine use within and across UK beef operations. The project aims to help demonstrate and communicate the gains made to consumers, processors, retailers and policy makers.
  • Bristol Immunisation Group looks back at 2017-18 14 June 2018 Professor Adam Finn, Dr Julie Yates and Dr Marion Roderick, Directors of the Bristol Immunisation Group Health Integration Team (BIG HIT), give an update on the HIT's progress in 2017-18.
  • UK public shows strong preference for vaccines that prevent severe illness, particularly for children 13 June 2018 The UK public has a clear preference for funding vaccination programmes which protect young children against severe diseases, finds a new study that considered the public’s preferences on vaccines available on the NHS. The study suggests that the public’s preferences about which vaccines are made available on the NHS, particularly children, are not reflected by the current approach. The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, is published today [13 June] in PLOS ONE.
  • Predicting the outcome of the arms race between man and bacteria 7 June 2018 Through computer simulations, scientists can predict if bacteria can be stopped with popular antibacterial therapies or not – a breakthrough which will help select and develop effective treatments for bacterial infections.
  • Managing infectious disease in primary care: using real-time syndromic and microbiological surveillance 1 June 2018 Researchers from the University's Centre for Academic Primary Care and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions have found promising evidence that local real-time surveillance of infectious disease, such as flu, could help GPs make better diagnostic and treatment decisions, reducing the amount of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing.

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