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  • Stool samples provide marker for bowel disease

    28/03/2014

    A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers from UWE Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the University of Liverpool.

  • University launches £4m fund for South West businesses

    12/02/2014

    Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol.

    Available to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, the Innovation 4 Growth scheme will part fund research and development projects with grants of between £25,000 and £150,000.

  • Giant container with prototype water treatment system arrives at UWE Bristol for final tests

    27/01/2014

    Today, 27 January 2014, a giant container will arrive on UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus housing the prototype for a novel water treatment system that has the capacity to revolutionise the lives of people around the globe by providing access to clean drinking water at source.

    The container will be winched into position next to a pond located on campus where research into the new treatment system has been conducted in a small shed over the past year.

  • From pond to cup - UWE Bristol project resolves global clean water crisis

    16/01/2014

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    Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed a portable and mobile water treatment system capable of delivering clean drinking water at source. The system has been developed for use in remote or undeveloped areas of the world to provide clean water for disaster relief and humanitarian emergencies. Such technology could help transform the lives of people who currently have no access to clean drinking water.

  • Sniffing out Bladder Cancer – new diagnostic test

    09/07/2013

    Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the University of Liverpool and the Bristol Urological Institute have developed a device using sensor technology that may help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer. The Odoreader® smells urine and detects differences in the odour from people who have bladder cancer.

  • Food 4 Thought: UWE helps reveal our carbon footprint

    13/06/2013

    Bristol Festival of Nature, Bristol Harbourside

    Saturday June 15 10.00 – 18.00

    Sunday June 16 11.00 – 17.00

    UWE Bristol is taking part in the UK's largest free natural history event, the Bristol Festival of Nature, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this summer.

  • UWE Professor named as 'outstanding innovator' for work on food safety

    03/05/2013

    The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a prestigious Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to Professor Janice Kiely from UWE Bristol. It is one of five awards that the Academy has just made to outstanding innovators at UK universities.

    Professor Kiely won the accolade for her work in developing bio-sensing systems for rapid, automated detection of food contaminations such as salmonella, e. coli and listeria, which are harmful to human health. This is at the interface of engineering and biochemistry and results from a long standing collaboration with Professor Richard Luxton.

  • UWE Bristol Centre for Alternative Testing launches at ss Great Britain

    14/03/2013

    A new venture for UWE Bristol, the Centre for Alternative Testing and In-Vitro Monitoring (CATIM), will launch this evening on board the ss Great Britain.

  • Universities win major award to understand how 'hot zones' drive evolution of plant disease

    08/01/2013

    UWE Bristol has teamed up with the Universities of Oxford and Reading to win a £500,000 grant to study ways of increasing crop yields by reducing disease.

    The award from the Biotechnologies and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) enables researchers to build on recent discoveries about how disease spreads in bean plants. The 3-year project could result in developing new ways to prevent diseases in this valuable food crop.

  • Making meat healthier

    07/11/2012

    Meat is an important source of proteins, fatty acids and other nutrients in a human diet. However there is evidence to suggest that the global increase in meat consumption is linked to an increase in major diseases such as cancer. This is largely related to a high consumption of total fat and undesirable saturated fatty acids present in meat. High consumption of total and saturated fatty acids has also been demonstrated to be positively related to the development of coronary heart diseases, diabetes and obesity.

  • Learning to sniff bad breath can help diagnose oral disease

    26/07/2012

    An unusual course is being run at UWE Bristol for health professionals who want to help patients with bad breath. According to the microbiologists running the course, bad breath - or oral malodour - is the third most common reason for people to visit their dentists. However dentists are not trained to distinguish the causes of oral malodour using their sense of smell.

  • UWE Bristol researcher plays key role in DNA bar-coding of native flowering plants in Wales

    26/06/2012

    A researcher from UWE Bristol has contributed to a groundbreaking project that has succeeded in generating DNA barcoding for all the native flowering plants in Wales.

  • Research team says 'talking bollocks' could save your life

    18/06/2012

    UWE Bristol Social Marketing Centre, patient support group 'It's in the Bag' and Bristol Testicular Cancer Service based at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) are working in partnership to encourage young male students to get involved in designing a campaign to build awareness of the symptoms of testicular cancer.

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