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Scientists relieved to discover ‘curious’ creature with no anus is not earliest human ancestor

An international team of researchers have discovered that a mysterious microscopic creature from which humans were thought to descend is part of a different family tree.
16-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Weird and wonderful world of fungi shaped by evolutionary bursts, study finds

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered that the vast anatomical variety of fungi stems from evolutionary increases in multicellular complexity.
12-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Increase in non-COVID-19 respiratory infections predicted this winter

An increase in the number of non-COVID-19 respiratory infections should be expected this winter, say scientists. The warning comes following the results of a new study, published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe, which found that over 55% of...
9-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Robot Helps Reveal How Ants Pass on Knowledge

Scientists have developed a small robot to understand how ants teach one another.
8-Aug-2022 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Volcanic super eruptions are millions of years in the making – followed by swift surge, scientists find

Researchers at the University of Bristol and Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre have discovered that super-eruptions occur when huge accumulations of magma deep in the Earth’s crust, formed over millions of years, move rapidly to...
1-Aug-2022 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers reveal how an insect-eating plant uses rain energy to power its traps

Scientists at the University of Bristol have uncovered the deadly workings of a carnivorous plant.
2-Aug-2022 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research Could Lead to Simple Blood Test for Brain Tumours

Bristol-led research, published in the journal The Royal Society Interface, involved the development of mathematical models to assess the current use of biomarkers in the detection of GBMs and how such biomarker-based strategies can be improved.
2-Aug-2022 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New DNA repair-kit successfully fixes hereditary disease in patient-derived cells

Genetic mutations which cause a debilitating hereditary kidney disease affecting children and young adults have been fixed in patient-derived kidney cells using a potentially game-changing DNA repair-kit. The advance, developed by University of...
29-Jul-2022 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Leading global experts set to join charge against climate change at COP26

A team of University of Bristol experts on a wide range of hot topics spanning climate change, environmental justice, emissions, sustainable energy, green finance and the economy are poised to join the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference,...
25-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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