Does testosterone influence success? Not much, research suggests28 July 2021With the Olympics underway, higher testosterone has often been linked to sporting success, and other kinds of success too. But beyond sport, new research has found little evidence that testosterone meaningfully influences life chances for men or women. In fact, the study suggests that despite the social myths surrounding testosterone, it could be much less important than previously thought.
Meet the University of Bristol sporting stars going for gold23 July 2021Seven sporting stars from the University of Bristol are making their final preparations for the pandemic-delayed 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which officially get underway today with graduate Hannah Mills leading out Team GB at the opening ceremony.
Michael Liversidge, 1947-202121 July 2021Michael Liversidge, Emeritus Dean of the Faculty of Arts, died on 5th July 2021, after a short illness. His colleague, Professor Beth Williamson, offers a remembrance.
Long COVID in children poorly understood by doctors21 July 2021The clinical definition of long COVID in children is at present very limited and poorly understood by doctors, according to a new report published today [21 July]. The report also found that symptoms typically associated with long COVID were having a significant physical and psychological impact on children’s day-to-day lives. Long COVID is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID‑19.
Major grant for research into the nature of time and life itself17 July 2021The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a grant worth US$3m (£2.1m) to an international team of researchers to conduct a major new project which will focus on the fundamental nature of time and its potential to reveal both scientific and philosophical insights into the quantum world - whose implications for life itself are explored in the new field of quantum biology.
The Robot A-Team vital to the future of offshore wind and Net Zero15 July 2021One of the UK’s most ambitious robotics projects has proven the concept for robotic teams repairing offshore wind farms. The project paves the way for human-robot teams at wind farms within 10 years and wind farms designed for robotic maintenance by 2050 – a scenario that will be vital to the UK achieving its Net Zero targets.
Making innovations in surgery safer 13 July 2021A study to help surgical innovations be developed more safely and efficiently has published a 'core outcome set' for new surgical techniques and devices in the Annals of Surgery. The COHESIVE study, led by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol, devised the set through a robust process involving patients, surgeons and other health professionals.
Should planes be more like birds?8 July 2021Would planes be better if they were more like birds? Engineers from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have been studying our feathered-friends to answer this very question, the answer to which will be revealed at the Royal Society Summer Science 2021.
Fully funded PhD to make gaming industry more inclusive5 July 2021Our Bristol Digital Futures Institute and the Bafta-winning game developer Supermassive Games are offering a fully funded PhD to explore social mobility in gaming and help propel the industry toward a more inclusive future.
New guidance published to help GPs interpret Lateral Flow Device test results2 July 2021New guidance for GPs and other health professionals on how to interpret and communicate results from Lateral Flow Device (LFDs) tests based on the current understanding of the tests’ performance is published in the BMJ. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, and Trinity College Dublin have devised a calculator which aims to help doctors, who are increasingly asked by patients what they should do after receiving their results, to better advise patients on what their LFD test result means.