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2012-02-08 14:50:52

Immunological diseases, such as eczema and asthma, are on the increase in westernised society and represent a major challenge for 21st century medicine.

2012-02-01 14:08:22

New findings, led by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, reveal a novel mechanism through which the brain may become more reluctant to function as we grow older.

2012-01-26 12:02:07

All living organisms are made up of cells, behind these intricate life forms lie complex cellular processes that allow our bodies to function.

Scientists Announce World's First Magnetic Soap
2012-01-24 10:55:27

University of Bristol scientists have developed a magnetic soap that could potentially one day be useful in oil spills and revolutionize cleaning products.

2012-01-14 01:42:52

Scientists have shown that a new molecule in the earth’s atmosphere has the potential to play a significant role in off-setting global warming by cooling the planet.

2011-12-21 13:07:40

New research hopes to explain premature births and failed inductions of labor.

2011-12-21 11:43:31

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and can reduce blood supply to the heart tissue and damage cardiac cells, resulting in heart failure.

2011-12-19 13:24:59

Intensive agriculture practices developed during the past century have helped improve food security for many people but have also added to nitrate pollution in surface and groundwaters.

Computer Algorithm Predicts Hit Songs
2011-12-19 06:08:38

Researchers from the University of Bristol are using science to help the recording industry predict whether or not a song will becoming a radio smash hit.

2011-12-14 11:50:42

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a chemical compound in the brain can weaken the synaptic connections between neurons in a region of the brain important for the formation of long-term memories.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.