Newly licensed vaccines give reason for renewed optimism but, for the sake of the global economy and public health, distribution must be fair and equitable. An editorial from two scientists highlights that the pandemic is a ‘global problem requiring a global response’.
Climate change is a major issue facing today’s world and its effects have been exacerbated by thawing permafrost. In collaboration with researchers from the University of Tübingen, Dr Casey Bryce from the University of Bristol, studied the effect of this thawing on the microorganisms.
The University of Bristol collaborates with the Scar Free Foundation to highlight candidate genes at play during scar formation, following an injury. The project is set to cost £1.5 million and is the first of its kind to explore such research areas.
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.
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.
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.