Bristol to lead revolutionary research into 'self-healing' materials
The Manufacturing Immortality Project is a three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), that will investigate the development of new materials made up of biological and non-biological parts which are capable of self-healing.
Initially the pro ... more
Key discoveries offer significant hope of reversing antibiotic resistance
Resistance to antibiotics is becoming increasingly prevalent and threatens to undermine healthcare systems across the globe. Antibiotics including penicillins, cephalosporins and carbapenems are known as β-lactams and are the most commonly prescribed worldwide.
In the first paper, Universit ... more
New research shows that proteins are 'virtually' knotted
Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins - long molecules which 'fold' into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role.
Consisting of strings of amino acids, a folded protein molecule resembles a coiled, tangled piece of wire, which, as everyday ... more