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Study finds spending more time in education causes myopia (short-sight) 6 June 2018 Myopia, or short-sight, is one of leading causes of visual disability in the world. The global prevalence is rising rapidly and has reached epidemic levels in the developed countries of East and Southeast Asia. Now a new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed some light on why the length of time spent in education is a causal risk factor for myopia.
  • State of the art imaging challenges our understanding of how platelets are made 19 June 2018 Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings.
  • Company at forefront of sound revolution awarded prestigious Royal Academy fellowship 19 June 2018 Dr Mihai Caleap, Senior Researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Chief Executive Officer of revolutionary sound technology company, Metasonics, has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship to develop and grow the business.
  • University appoints new Director of Estates 19 June 2018 The University of Bristol has appointed a new Director of Estates and Bursar to oversee the management and development of its diverse collection of buildings and grounds.
  • University hosts exhibition celebrating the 50-year legacy of the St Paul’s Carnival 18 June 2018 A new exhibition will go on display in Bristol later this month celebrating the history and legacy of one of the city’s most famous and iconic events, the St Paul’s Carnival, which marks its 50th anniversary this year.
  • Statement relating to Student Disciplinary Hearing - 15 June 14 June 2018 The University of Bristol is committed to freedom of speech and to the rights of all our students and staff to discuss difficult and sensitive topics, provided that this right is exercised responsibly, within the law, and with respect for others who may have differing views.
  • 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 Teaching Awards recognise outstanding contributions to teaching 14 June 2018 Members of staff who have contributed to teaching, the provision of support for students and education more generally were celebrated at a ceremony on 5 June. The awards are a joint venture between Bristol Students' Union and the University.
  • 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.
  • Patients to set agenda for heart failure research 13 June 2018 People with advanced heart failure, their carers, families and friends are being asked to help set the priorities for future research into the condition. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge are working with the James Lind Alliance - a non-profit organisation which looks for unanswered health research questions by reaching out to those most affected - to identify research questions that will focus on improving advanced heart failure care.
  • Bristol scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions 13 June 2018 During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. They are usually easy to identify because of the sudden extinctions, followed by a gap, and then the recovery of life.
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