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Life Sciences - Jul 13
Life Sciences
A genetic analysis of the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) has re-established our understanding of its population structure, aiding its conservation. The collaborative study spanning seven countries and led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Bristol researchers is published in PLOS ONE.
Health - Jul 13

Individuals who have suffered maltreatment in childhood have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new University of Bristol research in Heart.

Health - Jul 9

Researchers have developed a way to pull HIV out of the latent reservoir making the virus visible to the immune system and providing the potential to be killed by treatment. Part of what has made HIV infection so difficult to cure, is that once the virus enters the body, some of it hides dormant inside of the cells, making it essentially invisible to both the immune system and antiretroviral drugs.

Life Sciences - Jul 8
Life Sciences

Their findings, which appear today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B , suggest that studying the duration of such immobility may provide a new understanding of predator-prey relationships.

Health - Jul 7

JDRF, the world's leading type 1 diabetes charity, is partnering with Diabetes UK to find out how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people with type 1 diabetes.

Health - Jul 10

The performing arts have been hit hard by the restrictions enforced during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, singing has been identified as a potentially "dangerous" activity following the occurrence of clusters of COVID-19 cases, in several choirs around the world.

Health - Jul 8

The South West Dementia Brain Bank (SWDBB), part of the Bristol Medical School , is based at Southmead Hospital.

Earth Sciences - Jul 8
Earth Sciences

In 2015, a devastating earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of 9,000 lives, 3.5 million people left homeless and entire neighbourhoods flattened.

Economics - Jul 7

The research, published today and led by the University of Bristol, highlighted although blockers could be effective, particularly when used in conjunction with other self-exclusion tools, they need to be improved to better protect people from gambling harm.

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