Bristol biologist awarded New Phytologist Tansley Medal20 December 2021Dr Tommaso Jucker, a NERC Independent Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences, has won the 2020 New Phytologist Tansley Medal, an annual award that recognises an outstanding contribution to plant science by an early career researcher.
Online consultations can disadvantage some patients and create more work for GP practices14 December 2021Online GP consultations have unintended consequences that may put some patients at a disadvantage and create additional work for GP practice staff, a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded study at the University of Bristol has shown. The DECODE study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, examined the use of online consultations in primary care to improve how they will be used in the future.
The London Millennium Bridge wobble finally explained13 December 2021An international team of engineers and mathematicians, led by Georgia State University in the United States and the University of Bristol, has dispelled previous theories around why London’s Millennium Bridge moves from side-to-side when being crossed by large numbers of pedestrians.
Bristol’s pioneering COVID-19 research prompts French Embassy visit10 December 2021Representatives from the French Embassy visited University labs today [10 December] to see some of the innovative COVID-19 research being undertaken at Bristol, including work on ADDomer™, a thermostable vaccine platform being developed by Bristol scientists to combat emerging infectious diseases.
Early warning signals could help monitor disease outbreaks
8 December 2021New research suggests early warning signals (EWSs) could help in the monitoring of disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19. The study, led by the University of Bristol, found warnings could be detected weeks earlier than any rapid increase in cases. The findings could help governments and policy makers improve the accuracy of their decisions and allow timely interventions if needed.
Guidelines may promote over-diagnosis of cow’s milk allergy in infants8 December 2021International guidelines developed to help doctors diagnose cow’s milk allergy may lead to over-diagnosis, according to University of Bristol-led research published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy today [8 December]. The study found that three-quarters of infants have two or more symptoms at some point in the first year of life, which guidelines say may be caused by cow’s milk allergy, yet the condition only affects one in 100.
GW4 Alliance facilitates British Academy’s expansion into South West7 December 2021The British Academy today grows its Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Network - a pilot programme aimed at UK-based postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences - into the South West with a new hub supported by the GW4 Alliance of universities.
Child deaths during pandemic lowest on record for England7 December 2021The number of children in England who died fell to 3,067 between April 2020 – March 2021. This is 356 fewer deaths than were recorded in the preceding 12 months (April 2019 – March 2020), and likely represents the lowest level of child mortality on record, according to a new study by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff and published today [7 December] in Archives of Disease in Childhood.
COVID-19 studies should record women’s menstrual changes, recommend researchers2 December 2021Large scale COVID-19 studies and clinical trials should collect data on menstrual changes, according to new research which evaluated current evidence. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology and led by University of Bristol researchers, say there is an important public health imperative for accurate scientific investigation of menstrual changes in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.