University of Bristol

Children become less active each year of primary school

The Study revealed a dramatic drop in children’s physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school.

Study aims to address suicide prevention in low- and middle-income countries

Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness.

New technology to study human liver scarring in high definition

Scientists have identified new sub-types of cells that, when they interact, accelerate the scarring process in diseased livers.

Study highlights the potential adverse effects of taking paracetamol during pregnancy

Concerning evidence of the possible adverse effects of taking paracetamol during pregnancy.

Putting the squeeze on red blood cells

For the first time, researchers at the University of Bristol’s Blood and Transplant Research Unit, and the French National Institute for Blood Transfusion, have captured the moment a red blood cell is ‘squeezed’ while recording the changes that allow it to deform and subsequently recover its shape.

Generational family study to examine links between childhood trauma

Examining the biological underpinnings of self-harm in teenagers.

Poor diet can lead to blindness

An extreme case of "fussy" or "picky" eating caused a young patient’s blindness.

Robots can now learn to swarm on the go

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviors in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE).

Plants can tell the time

Much the same as human jet lag, plants have their body clock that is pivotal for their life in a world that has day...

Animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like ‘savvy gamblers’

Many animals have to move around in their environment to find resources to live and reproduce.