Life Sciences - Apr 18
Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered a new genetic defect which causes a form of intellectual disability; a finding that will improve screening programmes and help to end a ‘diagnostic odyssey' for families across the globe. ‘X-linked syndromal intellectual disability' (XLID) affects around 3% of the global population with underlying genetic mutations being carried and passed on by unaffected females via their X-chromosome (human females possess two copies of the X chromosome, while males only have one).
Astronomy - Apr 18

Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world's most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy. Their insights could help people and governments better protect themselves against risk and flood losses.

Health - Apr 17
Health

A simple blood test could help to detect breast cancer relapse up to two years earlier than imaging in patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Health - Apr 17
Health

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement.

Life Sciences - Apr 17
Life Sciences

The fabella, a small bone in the knee once lost to human evolution, has made a surprising resurgence over the last century.

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