Statins may reduce the risk of blood clots in the vein13 January 2017A study published by Dr Setor Kunutsor of the Musculoskeletal Research Unit in the School of Clinical Sciences, with colleagues from the University of Leicester, has confirmed that statins could play an important role in reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism.
UAV performs first ever perched landing using machine learning algorithms11 January 2017The very first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services (BMT). The revolutionary development of a fixed wing aircraft that can land in a small or confined space has the potential to significantly impact intelligence-gathering and the delivery of aid in a humanitarian disaster.
Pharmacology student wins national award for communication11 January 2017Katy Sutcliffe, an SWBio DTP PhD student in the University of Bristol’s School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, and the School of Biochemistry (Faculty of Biomedical Sciences), has been awarded a British Pharmacological Society (BPS) Oral Communication Prize.
The best way to include fossils in the 'tree of life'11 January 2017A team of scientists from the University of Bristol has suggested that we need to use a fresh approach to analyse relationships in the fossil record to show how all living and extinct species are related in the 'tree of life'.
Testing how species respond to climate change 10 January 2017Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems.
The economics of grief10 January 2017The loss of a child can cause intense grief for parents and for many, life is never the same again. Now researchers have built up a comprehensive picture of the devastating social and economic impact that a child’s death can have.
What did Big Data find when it analysed 150 years of British history?9 January 2017What could be learnt about the world if you could read the news from over 100 local newspapers for a period of 150 years? This is what a team of Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers from the University of Bristol have done, together with a social scientist and a historian, who had access to 150 years of British regional newspapers.
New research describes how bacteria resists ‘last-resort’ antibiotic 6 January 2017An international research team, led by the University of Bristol, has provided the first clues to understand how the mcr-1 gene protects bacteria from colistin – a ‘last resort’ antibiotic used to treat life-threatening bacterial infections that do not respond to other treatment options.
Stewardship policy reduces antimicrobial use on farms5 January 2017Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. Researchers at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences are finding novel ways to address these concerns, working with farmers to empower them to develop policies to promote more responsible use of medicines on farms.