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Opsins (light-sensitive proteins) may have evolved earlier than previously thought

Opsins (light-sensitive proteins key to vision), may have evolved earlier and undergone fewer genetic changes than previously thought. Researchers have developed a timeline with an opsin ancestor. ...

29 Oct '12 | Bristol

Causes of snacking (leading to high BMI)

The nucleus accumbens region of the brain is associated with motivation and reward and has been found to play a significant role in a person's drive to eat between meals, so-called snacking being a...

23 Jul '12 | Overeating | Bristol

How to reduce unplanned hospital admissions

Unplanned admissions account for approximately 40% of hospital admissions in England. They are costly, disruptive, and likely to increase waiting lists and therefore waiting times for scheduled tre...

11 Jul '12 | Bristol

How the shape of animals' teeth suit their food

Scientific researchers at Bristol University have investigated the most efficient ways for teeth to slice food. Their results show how precisely the shape of an animal's teeth is optimized to suit ...

07 Mar '12 | Dentition | Bristol, UK

UK pet dog survey indicates higher than expected Lyme disease risk

Survey of pet dogs in England indicates higher than expected risk of Lyme disease. Ticks infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease may be considerably more prevalent in the UK than expecte...

25 Jan '12 | Lyme disease | England

Three new eczema genes discovered

Three new genetic variants associated with the skin condition eczema, a chronic inflammatory disease, have recently been identified as a result of research carried out at Bristol University (Englan...

28 Dec '11

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a common auto-immune arthritis

How does an individual's genetic make-up predispose him or her to Ankylosing Spondylitis ? Unlike most forms of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis usually begins in young adulthood, and so can signi...

10 Jul '11 | Arthritis

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