• An optimistic outlook 'means you live longer' 10 September 2019 Optimists are more likely to live longer than those who have a more negative approach to life, a US study has found.
  • Loneliness competition winners announced 6 September 2019 The Jean Golding Institute are pleased to announce that the winners of the latest data challenge competition are Nina Di Cara from Population Health Sciences and Tiff Massey, Analyst from Ernst and Young with their project ‘Is loneliness associated with movement for education?’. The specific research question assumes that in most cases, movement for primary and secondary education is associated with upward social mobility. That is, moving to try to get into a better school than is available in their current local area.
  • Life-like robots soon to be reality 22 August 2019 Life-like robots that can make decisions, adapt to their environment and learn, are one step closer thanks to a University of Bristol team who has demonstrated a new way of embedding computation into soft robotic materials. This new advance, published in Science Robotics, could create new robotic possibilities to environmental monitoring, pollution clean-up, drug delivery, prosthetic devices, wearable biosensing and self-healing composites.
  • International collaborative projects win funding to tackle major health challenges 21 August 2019 Developing drugs to treat cancer and how sleep can support a healthy memory are two international collaborative projects led by academics at the University of Bristol that have been awarded major funding by the UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Fund for International Collaboration.
  • Liz Humm wins the BPS Undergraduate Cognitive prize 21 August 2019 Recent graduate Liz Humm has won the prize for the British Psychological Society's Undergraduate Project prize for cognitive psychology
  • Over a quarter of those engaging with esports betting tweets in the UK are children 20 August 2019 Over a quarter of those engaging with esports betting tweets are children under the age of 16, according to a new report which suggests esports gambling may be as attractive to children as the computer games themselves.
  • Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium 12 August 2019 Scientists had the opportunity to find out about current research and share best practice of the '3Rs': Replace, Reduce and Refine at this year's University of Bristol Animal Welfare and Research 3Rs symposium, held earlier this summer.
  • Thriving animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like ‘savvy gamblers’ 7 August 2019 Many animals have to move around in their environment to find resources to live and reproduce.
  • Introducing Myles-Jay Linton 31 July 2019 With the Mental Health in Young People research initiative up and running at the University of Bristol we talk to Myles-Jay Linton, the new Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Vice-Chancellor's Fellow in Young People's Mental Health about his research and why a joint approach to research in this area is so important.
  • Treating ataxia with bone marrow stem cell therapies 26 July 2019 A team at the Bristol Medical School is using stem cell technology to help treat people with one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA).

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