Carissa Wong

ARTICLES BY Carissa Wong

Why space-based satellites are crucial to achieve climate change goals

A new report, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, outlines the importance of space-based Earth Observation satellites in monitoring the causes, effects and management of global warming.
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Octopus-inspired innovation helps to prevent human sight loss

A study into octopus’ vision, carried out by researchers at the University of Bristol, has enabled the development of a device that can detect the early signs of sight loss in humans.
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Demystifying autism in the Somali community through films and factsheets

Five informative short films and factsheets about autism have been released for the Somali community developed by University of Bristol researchers and the community organisation Autism Independence.
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Credit card-sized pumps with the potential to power artificial muscles

A soft and bendable pump that can power artificial muscles could pave the way for a new kind of power clothing which could help patients with mobility problems.
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Understanding vaccine hesitance could protect people against whooping cough, COVID-19 and health inequality

Patients suffer severe coughing fits separated by gasps for air that make an eery ‘whooping’ sound; babies are often hospitalised and can die.
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Promising meningococcal group B vaccine protects under-18s from life-threatening disease

Meningococcal group B bacteria are the leading infectious killer of babies and young children in the UK. An encouraging new study on the effectiveness of a vaccine for Meningococcal group B disease, led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with researchers in Portugal.
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A Life on Our (dying) Planet: David Attenborough's plea for climate and biodiversity

In the brand-new documentary ‘A Life on Our Planet’, co-produced by Silverback Productions and WWF, David Attenborough declares his witness statement to the world.
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Bristol research reveals how cancer puts brakes on the immune system

A study led by the University of Bristol has revealed a new way of utilizing the drug Pembrolizumab to help in the fight against cancer. The research, published in Science Signaling, outlines how the antibody can aid the cancer-killing soldiers of the immune system, T-cells.
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