Edward Deacon

SciTech Digital Editor 2020-21 | 4th year Physics

ARTICLES BY Edward Deacon

Memory testing over four weeks could be effective predictor of Alzheimer’s disease

In a study by researchers from the University of Bristol, memory tests have been found to be a potential ‘low-cost and quick to administer screening tool’ that could be used to identify Alzheimer’s disease.
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The majority of Bristol students are complying with COVID-19 guidelines, researchers find

A study investigating the social contact patterns of Bristol University students has found that the majority of students are complying with COVID-19 guidelines, with 99 per cent of students who tested positive for the coronavirus reportedly self-isolating.
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Bristol University scientists, Marvin Rees and Thangam Debbonaire discuss the impact of COVID-19 in a ‘post truth world’ in online panel

Bristol University hosted a panel discussion bringing together scientists and local politicians to discuss the challenges and response of the government in communicating science to the public in the context of COVID-19 and considered the effect of misinformation on perceptions of vaccination.
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Quantum computers get a speed boost from a new device made by Bristol University researchers

Researchers from Bristol University and Université Côte d‘Azur have created a new device that could improve the speed of quantum computers by ten times.
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Bristol researchers lead new study into perceptions surrounding COVID-19, vaccines and lockdown compliance

A new study led by Dr Siobhan McAndrew from Bristol University will investigate the public’s trust and perceptions of matters relating to COVID-19 like vaccines, to inform ‘world-class information campaigns resilient to misinformation.’
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A home fit for Mars…to be built in Bristol

In a collaboration between artists, scientists, engineers and architects, a full-scale house designed for life on Mars is going to be constructed beside the M Shed museum in April 2022.
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Interactive VR added to the arsenal for drug design to fight COVID-19

Researchers from Bristol University’s School of Chemistry have shown that an interactive virtual reality (VR) technique is a ‘useful and effective’ tool for developing drugs to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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In conservation with Keith Scholey, Executive Director of ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’

We had the pleasure to speak to Keith Scholey, the executive producer of Silverback Productions, on his career in wildlife filmmaking and the message he hopes this documentary conveys.
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