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Empathetic Communication Found Effective in Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy, Study Shows

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking international study led by the University of Bristol reveals the effectiveness of empathetic correction of misinformation in improving attitudes towards vaccination, particularly among vaccine-hesitant individuals. The research, published in Health Psychology, highlights the significance of empathetic … Read the full press release

Bristol Veterinary School Marks 75 Years of Leading Veterinary Medicine and Conservation

(IN BRIEF) In 2024, the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School commemorates 75 years of excellence in educating veterinary professionals and spearheading advancements in veterinary science. Established in 1949 following recommendations from the Loveday Committee, the school has evolved into a … Read the full press release

New Study Highlights Soaring Consumer Debt Levels in UK Households

(IN BRIEF) A recent survey conducted by the University of Bristol on behalf of the abrdn Financial Fairness Trust has revealed alarming levels of consumer debt in the majority of UK households. The study found that nearly two-thirds of households … Read the full press release

New Research Challenges Perception of Ultra-Processed Foods’ Palatability, Highlights Human Food Preferences

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Bristol’s Nutrition and Behaviour Group has questioned the assumption that ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are inherently more appealing than less processed alternatives. The research, involving 224 adult volunteers, compared taste perceptions … Read the full press release

Study Links Higher Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods to Elevated Risk of Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers

(IN BRIEF) A study led by researchers from the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found an association between increased consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) and a higher risk of developing cancers of … Read the full press release

Taller Height During Lifetime Associated with Reduced Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, University of Bristol-Led Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Bristol suggests that individuals who are taller during their lifetime may have a reduced risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life. The research analyzed height and genetic … Read the full press release

University of Bristol’s New £36 Million Dental School Sets Benchmark in Dental Education

(IN BRIEF) The University of Bristol has officially opened its cutting-edge Dental School at the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, representing a £36 million investment. The state-of-the-art facility spans 7,300 square meters and aims to revolutionize dental education and clinical training. … Read the full press release

University of Bristol’s Bee and Pollination Festival Celebrates Vital Role of Pollinators and Biodiversity

(IN BRIEF) The annual Bee and Pollination Festival will be held at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, showcasing the importance of pollinators in ecosystems and agriculture. The event, taking place on August 26 and 27, will feature talks by … Read the full press release

Rare Jurassic Sea Spider Fossils Reveal Evolutionary Insights and Living Relatives

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of Bristol have examined an exceptionally rare collection of 160-million-year-old sea spider fossils from Southern France. Unlike older sea spider fossils, these specimens show close morphological resemblance to living species. The findings indicate that … Read the full press release

University of Bristol Research: Patients Unaware of Risks in Innovative Surgical Procedures Due to Lack of Informed Communication

(IN BRIEF) Research led by the University of Bristol highlights that patients undergoing innovative surgical procedures often lack sufficient information about the novel nature of the procedure, potential uncertainties, and risks. The study examined consultations between surgeons and patients discussing … Read the full press release

University of Bristol Leads £1.8 Million Initiative to Boost Innovation in Small Financial Services Firms

(IN BRIEF) The University of Bristol is spearheading a pioneering £1.8 million program, called Future Finance for All, aimed at accelerating innovation adoption in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-tier financial services firms. Backed by Innovate UK and the … Read the full press release

Screening Program Reduces Incidence of Lower Bowel Cancer by 15%, Major Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by researchers from the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust has found that the introduction of the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) in 2006 led to a reduction … Read the full press release

Solar Farms Linked to Reduced Bat Activity, Highlighting Conservation Concerns

(IN BRIEF) A recent study has discovered that the activity of six bat species significantly diminishes in proximity to solar farm sites. This research, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, holds implications for shaping planning legislation and policies that … Read the full press release

Ancient Marine Reptile’s Fossil Unveils Ancient Use of Whale-Like Filter Feeding

(IN BRIEF) Recent fossil discovery in China sheds light on a remarkable aspect of prehistoric marine life – the use of whale-like filter feeding by a group of reptiles over 250 million years ago. Researchers from China and the UK … Read the full press release

Motion Camouflage: Trumpetfish’s Unique Hunting Strategy Revealed by Bristol Scientists

(IN BRIEF) University of Bristol researchers have discovered a unique hunting behavior in trumpetfish. They found that these fish use “motion camouflage” by swimming closely behind non-threatening fish, like parrotfish, to approach their prey undetected. This is the first evidence … Read the full press release

Game-Changing ‘Heart Plaster’ Among Top Contenders for BHF’s Research Story of the Year

(IN BRIEF) A University of Bristol researcher, Massimo Caputo, has been shortlisted for the British Heart Foundation’s Research Story of the Year award for developing a groundbreaking ‘heart plaster.’ The mesenchymal cell patch can repair abnormalities in children with congenital … Read the full press release

University of Bristol’s MBS Project Empowers Migrants and Refugees in Business Ventures

(IN BRIEF) The University of Bristol has collaborated with ACH (Ashley Community Housing) and the West of England Combined Authority on the Migration Business Support (MBS) project, aimed at boosting the prospects of migrants and refugees in the UK. The … Read the full press release

Researchers Uncover Strong Link Between Bird Beak Shape and Nest Material Selection

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of St Andrews have discovered that the choice of nest material in birds is influenced by the dimensions of their beaks. By using machine learning algorithms and data on … Read the full press release

New Study by Lincoln and Bristol Universities Sheds Light on Forced Marriages in England and Wales, Advocates for Enhanced Protection

New Study by Lincoln and Bristol Universities Sheds Light on Forced Marriages in England and Wales, Advocates for Enhanced Protection

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by the University of Lincoln and University of Bristol has revealed that forced marriages continue to be a widespread issue in England and Wales. The research focused on Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs), which aim … Read the full press release

New study shows cryptocurrency investing linked to gambling-related harms

(IN BRIEF) A study by the University of Bristol and the University of East London has shown how cryptocurrency investors often suffer gambling-related harms, with online gambling outlets accepting cryptocurrency as wagers posing even greater risks. The research urges for … Read the full press release

Researchers urge countries to intensify efforts to eliminate HIV and HCV in high-risk populations

(IN BRIEF) New research led by the University of Bristol shows that countries need to improve their tracking of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among people who inject drugs, in order to meet the UNAIDS and WHO targets … Read the full press release

Bristol to Istanbul: Friends take on epic tandem ride for charity

(IN BRIEF) Archie Benn and Isaac Tredant, two friends who have never ridden a tandem before, will pedal a tandem bicycle 2,000 miles from Bristol to Istanbul to raise money for the Bristol homeless shelter Julian Trust. The best mates … Read the full press release

Could ‘touch hunger’ be a modern epidemic? Professor investigates in new book

(IN BRIEF) Professor Michael Banissy, a social neuroscientist at the University of Bristol, has released a new book titled ‘When we touch’, which explores the science behind the human sense of touch. Touch is a critical component of our development … Read the full press release

University of Bristol becomes new home of UK’s pioneering cyber security research institute

(IN BRIEF) The University of Bristol has announced that it is now the home of the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), one of the oldest research institutes of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. RISCS is known for … Read the full press release

New study shows universal free school meals improve pupils’ behaviour, concentration and mental health

(IN BRIEF) A pilot scheme conducted by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham providing free school meals to all secondary pupils showed positive results, according to a new study by the University of Bristol. The pilot scheme, the first … Read the full press release

Physicists Create First-Ever Wormhole That Bridges Space, Called ‘Counterportation’

(IN BRIEF) Physicists from the University of Bristol have developed a computing scheme that allows for the creation of a wormhole that bridges space, called ‘counterportation’. The technology, outlined in the journal Quantum Science and Technology, uses the basic laws … Read the full press release

Sustainable Composites Made from Livestock Dung Could Revolutionize Materials Science

(IN BRIEF) A new study from Scotland’s Rural College, the universities of Bristol and Edinburgh reviewed recent research into the development of high-value materials made from ruminant animal dung. Despite being a source of biogas and fertilizer, dung has been … Read the full press release

Safer Sleep Practices for Infants Need Personalized and Tailored Support, Say Researchers

(IN BRIEF) A new report from the universities of Oxford, UCL, Bristol and Newcastle suggests that changes are needed in the way safer sleep information is communicated to reduce risks to babies from unsafe sleeping practices. The report focuses on … Read the full press release

Researchers: tetrapods had fewer skull bones than fish which made their skulls more complex

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 12-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol, a red brick research university, Pompeu Fabra University, a public university based in Barcelona, and University College London, one of the top ten universities in the world and No.2 in … Read the full press release

University of Bristol joins a new UK genetics network aimed at better linking mouse genetics research to clinical advances

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol, a red brick research university, has announced that it is joining UK’s new National Mouse Genetics Network, a distributed challenge-led research clusters working with the Mary Lyon Centre to accelerate … Read the full press release

University of Bristol led study found that obese women are at double risk of developing womb cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol, a red brick research university, has announced that it led a new research on the link between body mass index (BMI) and endometrial cancer risk. The study, funded by Cancer … Read the full press release

Uno studio condotto dall’Università di Bristol ha scoperto che le donne obese sono a doppio rischio di sviluppare il cancro dell’utero

(COMUNICATO STAMPA) BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — L’Università di Bristol, un’università di ricerca in mattoni rossi, ha annunciato di ha condotto una nuova ricerca sul legame tra indice di massa corporea (BMI) e rischio di cancro dell’endometrio. Lo studio, finanziato … Read the full press release

Studie zeigt, dass das Fernsehen für vier Stunden oder mehr am Tag zu einem erhöhten Risiko für Blutgerinnsel führen kann

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, Frankreich, 20-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Society of Cardiology, ein unabhängiger, gemeinnütziger, nichtstaatlicher Berufsverband, der führend in der Entdeckung und Verbreitung bewährter Verfahren in der Herz-Kreislauf-Medizin ist , hat bekannt gegeben, dass eine neue Studie, die … Read the full press release

Study finds watching TV for four hours a day or more may lead to an increased risk of blood clots

(PRESS RELEASE) SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, 20-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Society of Cardiology, an independent non-profit, non-governmental professional association leader in the discovery and dissemination of best practices in cardiovascular medicine, has announced that a new research published on … Read the full press release

Biogeobatteries, Additive Manufacturing, water systems, brain organoids projects at University of Bristol funded as part of UKRI flagship Future Leaders Fellowships scheme

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 8-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol, a red brick research university, has announced that four promising future science and research leaders at the university will be benefiting from a £4.5 million UK Government funding to convert … Read the full press release

DNV announces collaborative research project to develop automated verification of inspection data from offshore wind farms

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, Norway, 13-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV announces the launch of a new collaborative research project in partnership with the University of Bristol and Percepetual Robotics to develop an automated data processing procedure for verification of detected wind … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: EPSRC funded project SAFER Nepal to mitigate seismic risk and enhance community resilience in Nepal

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Red brick research university the University of Bristol has announced that a multidisciplinary team behind The SAFER Nepal Project has been working with local partners to improve the seismic safety and resilience of … Read the full press release

The ‘Germ Defence’ site adapted for COVID-19 to help the public shift behaviours

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The ‘Germ Defence’, which is an evidence-based, behaviour change website, that has proved quite successful in reducing infection transmissions for seasonal and swine flu originally developed by researchers from Bristol, Bath and Southampton … Read the full press release

University of Bristol developed new VR cloud-based tools to accelerate nanotech research and drug discovery

Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new virtual reality (VR) cloud-based tools to help academics and industry progress new drugs, materials and boost the teaching of chemistry. BRISTOL, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A joint team of computer science and … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: innovative makeover for one of Bristol’s best-loved characters to play a starring role in this summer’s Gromit Unleashed 2 charity trail

BRISTOL, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Students at the University of Bristol have given one of Bristol’s best-loved characters an innovative makeover. They’ve created an eye-catching mechanical Gromit sculpture, featuring interactive clocks, which will play a starring role in this summer’s Gromit Unleashed … Read the full press release