Latest University of Bristol Stories

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.

2011-11-01 15:23:49

New research has looked at whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates.

2011-10-26 09:16:42

Cannabis use is associated with disturbances in concentration and memory.

2011-10-20 13:09:47

Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work.

2011-10-18 13:10:49

A new study has shown that racehorses are extremely sensitive to changes in daily light and, contrary to humans, can adapt very quickly to sudden shifts in the 24-hour light-dark cycle, such as those resulting from a transmeridian flight, with unexpected benefits on their physical performance.

2011-10-17 17:10:40

New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.

2011-10-17 14:19:45

Within the next 20 years it is expected the number of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) will double from its current figure of half a million to one million.

2011-10-13 10:27:06

Subordinate male cichlid fish who help with the childcare for the dominant breeding pair are occasionally actually the fathers of some of the offspring they help to rear.

2011-10-13 10:25:22

New research has found that stem cells derived from human cord blood could be an effective alternative in repairing heart attacks.

Early Screening, Treatment Of HIV Yields Impressive Gains In Life Expectancy
2011-10-12 10:06:48

People currently living with HIV can to live 15 years longer using improved HIV treatments over the past decade or so, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal today.