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Period poverty: Bristol Uni student helps refugees

University of Bristol student Ella Lambert's project now has 1,000 volunteers around the world.
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An Airbus A340 aircraft just landed on Antarctica for the first time ever — see the history of aviation on the 7th continent

The first Airbus A340 to land on Antarctica.Hi Fly An Airbus A340 made history in November when it became the first jet of its type to land on Antarctica. The South Pole has a long history of aviation that has contributed to the exploration of the continent. A number of airliners, military planes, turboprops, and luxury jets have landed on the polar tundra since 1956. Airlines operate regularly scheduled service to nearly every corner of the globe across six continents, connecting people to...
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Infectious particles can spread beyond 2 meters when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
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Infectious COVID-19 particles can spread beyond 2 meters when a person coughs, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus


Higher arterial stiffness during adolescence linked to increased risk of hypertension, obesity in young adulthood

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world’s most extensive ongoing prospective birth cohort studies – the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).
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Spread of COVID-19 and effectiveness of contact tracing in a university population

Researchers from the University of Bristol were able to investigate how social behaviors of a university population changed with social restrictions and then the effectiveness of contact tracing in such a setting.
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Common hypertension drug not effective in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer's disease

New research led by the University of Bristol, has shown the drug losartan, normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), is not effective in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in people with mild-to-moderate disease after 12 months of treatment.
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Children are more tolerant of a parent performing the nose swabbing technique, study suggests

Nose swab samples collected by parents are as good as those collected by nurses at detecting respiratory infections in children, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol published in the journal Microbiology Spectrum today [10 November].
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What is being done to combat drinks being spiked in Bristol?

University of Bristol student Ilana El-baz was spiked at a nightclub in the city.
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Black scholarship students start University of Bristol courses

The first students helped by a fund set up to tackle under-representation are starting their studies.
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Legal consumption of alcohol and tobacco may increase the use of illicit drugs

The use of legal drugs (tobacco and alcohol) may lead to the use of cannabis, a new study led by the University of Bristol and published in the journal Addiction has found. The study also found evidence that cannabis use may lead to smoking initiation, and opioid dependence could lead to increased alcohol consumption.
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A Rare, Early Version of the King Arthur Legend Found & Translated

The stories of King Arthur and his court took shape over a period of a few hundred years; like most ancient legends, they evolved through many iterations — not a little like the stories in modern-day comic books. “The medieval Arthurian legends were a bit like the Marvel Universe,” explains Laura Campbell, a medieval language scholar at Durham University. “They constituted a coherent fictional world that had certain rules and a set of well-known characters who appeared and interacted with each ...
Tags: Facebook, College, History, Britain, Literature, Bristol, University of Bristol, Merlin, Christ, Durham University, Campbell, Arthur, Josh Jones, Monmouth, Geoffrey, Laura Campbell


Changing Race Swag with Trees Not Tees

The post Changing Race Swag with Trees Not Tees appeared first on iRunFar. What would it be like if you had the option of getting a tree planted in your name instead of a receiving race swag bag filled with a t-shirt you don’t want and other single-use products when you sign up for a race? And what if the global running community adopted this more environmentally friendly approach to the sport? Turns out, this idea is already set in motion by Trees Not Tees (TNT), a business founded by ultrarunn...
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Healthy Habits: The effect of metabolic syndrome traits on atherosclerosis can be reduced by increasing cardiorespiratory fitness already in childhood

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world’s most extensive ongoing prospective birth cohort studies – The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Bristol scientists show how laboratory evolution can give rise to highly efficient enzymes

Researchers at the University of Bristol have shown how laboratory evolution can give rise to highly efficient enzymes for new-to-nature reactions, opening the door for novel and more environmentally friendly ways to make drugs and other chemicals.
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Frequent adolescent cannabis use may carry intergenerational risks, study finds

Teenagers who use cannabis frequently may be more likely to have children born preterm, when they become parents up to twenty years later, finds a new University of Bristol-led study.
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Giraffes Have Been Misunderstood and Are Just as Socially Complex as Elephants, Study Says

An anonymous reader shares a report: With their crane-like necks, spindle legs and knobbly knees, giraffes are among the best loved and most recognizable of animals. Despite their elevated stature, however, giraffes have kept their surprisingly intricate social behavior under wraps. Once perceived as humble creatures that focused solely on feeding their majestic bodies, one book from 1991 described the giraffe as "socially aloof, forming no lasting bonds with its fellows and associating in the m...
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Biologists Have Been Vastly Underestimating Giraffes’ Social Skills

Giraffes are way more socially competent than we give them credit for, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol say. They’re calling for an updated understanding of the incredibly tall artiodactyls.Read more...
Tags: Science, University of Bristol, Giraffe, Mammals, Seuss, Zoe Muller, Taxa, Even Toed Ungulate, Sphenacodontoidea, Giraffidae, Ossicone


"Acoustic tweezers" use sound waves to levitate bits of matter

Since the 1980s, researchers have been using sound waves to move matter through a technique called acoustic trapping.Acoustic trapping devices move bits of matter by emitting strategically designed sound waves, which interact in such a way that the matter becomes "trapped" in areas of particular velocity and pressure.Acoustic and optical trapping devices are already used in various fields, including medicine, nanotechnology, and biological research. Sound can have powerful effects on matter. Aft...
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‘Seriously ill’ young people in current Covid admissions, expert warns

‘We have had people under 30 in intensive care,’ says Prof Adam Finn of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and ImmunisationYoung people are getting “seriously ill” from Covid-19, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has warned, as he urged them to get vaccinated.Prof Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol, said there have been close to 200 admissions, with a mean age of 40, in the city during the Delta variant wave. England’s remaining Covid restrictions were eased ...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Bristol, Joint Committee, Coronavirus, COVID, Adam Finn, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation


New research could help clear backlog of surgery since it shows use of airway device in

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) by researchers from the University of Bristol can help to improve the efficiency of surgery and help tackle the growing backlog of surgery caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 4 best no-pull dog harnesses we tested with untrained shelter dogs

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good no-pull harness can reduce your dog's leash pulling without causing them pain or discomfort. A professional dog trainer teamed up with shelter workers to test nine popular no-pull dog harnesses. The Blue-9 Pet Products Balance Harness is the best option to prevent pulling without causing discomfort or restricting range of motion. This article was medically reviewed by Sorin McKnight, DVM, a veterinarian at Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center in ...
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Dinosaurs were in decline before the end, according to new study

The death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was caused by the impact of a huge asteroid on the Earth. However, paleontologists have continued to debate whether they were already in decline or not before the impact.In a new study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, an international team of scientists, which includes the University of Bristol, show that they were already in decline for as much as ten million years before the final death blow.
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8 founders, leaders highlight fintech and deep tech as Bristol’s top sectors

The U.K. is gaining in popularity as a great place to start a tech firm. The country is quickly catching up to China on the tech investment front, with VC investments reaching a record of $15 billion in 2020, according to TechNation. A global health crisis notwithstanding, London remained a favorite for investors. U.K. cities made up a fifth of the top 20 European cities, with names such as Oxford, Dublin, Edinburgh and Cambridge rising to the fore in 2020. Bristol proved especially popular amon...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, London, Finance, China, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Venture Capital, Cambridge, Surrey, Bristol, University of Bristol, Biotech


Mask-wearing reduces COVID-19 transmission significantly, study finds

Researchers from the University of Bristol found that an entire population that wears masks in public leads to a reduction in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by almost 26%.
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Protocells spring into action

A University of Bristol-led team of international scientists with an interest in protoliving technologies, has today published research which paves the way to building new semi-autonomous devices with potential applications in miniaturized soft robotics, microscale sensing and bioengineering.
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How does the one-humped Arabian camel survive without drinking?

Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shed new light on how the kidneys of the one-humped Arabian camel play an important role in helping it to cope with extremes.
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A TikTok trend of swinging your arm around like a windmill to stop soreness after vaccine is nonsense, experts say

People waving their arm after getting a COVID-19 shot. biscuitlover420/cait_mcd/greenkiasoulsupporter/TikTok "Windmilling" an arm is unlikely to prevent soreness after a COVID-19 vaccine, experts said. The dance trend for has spread across TikTok among just-vaccinated young people. See more stories on Insider's business page. A TikTok "hack" involving swinging an arm around to prevent soreness from COVID-19 shots is probably useless, experts say.The dance trend has swept across the ap...
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New research finds GCSE results linked to child's enjoyment of school aged six

A child's enjoyment of school at six years old is linked to their GCSE results aged 16, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in the journal Science of Learning.
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Scientists develop energy saving technique paving way for a carbon neutral society

Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a method which will allow for faster communication systems and better energy saving electronics.
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