Risk of hospital admissions could be reduced with better general practice strategies 25 October 2016 Hospital admission rates are 55 per cent higher in some areas than in others because of a greater prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism, dementia and socioeconomic deprivation.
- Simple forms of life are quick to colonise new 'desert' landscapes created by shrinking Arctic ice 25 October 2016 A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Leeds collected soils from an ‘alien-like’ post-glaciation landscape in the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard, which had only recently been uncovered after several thousand year old ice had melted away.
- Encouraging behaviour change in laboratories 25 October 2016 Taking responsibility for small routine tasks, such as unplugging equipment and shutting fume hoods reduces environmental impact of laboratories.
- Towards better metallic glasses 25 October 2016 Researchers from the University of Bristol have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organise themselves into 3D pentagons they suppress crystallisation.
- Risk of hospital admissions could be reduced with better general practice strategies 25 October 2016 Hospital admission rates are 55 per cent higher in some areas than in others because of a greater prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism, dementia and socioeconomic deprivation.
- Man-made noise can affect how animals use information from scents 24 October 2016 Research by scientists at the University of Bristol has, for the first time, found that man-made noise can have a detrimental impact on an animal’s use of scent – putting them at greater risk of being attacked by predators.
- Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolution research 24 October 2016 Years of research on the evolution of ancient life, including the dinosaurs, have been questioned after a fatal flaw in the way fossil data is analysed was exposed by scientists from the universities of Reading and Bristol.
- The houseplant with a blueprint for improving energy harvesting 24 October 2016 For many people, nanotechnology belongs in the realm of science fiction. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Essex have solved the mystery of the blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias and have found that their chloroplasts have evolved a nanoscale light-trapping structure to help them survive in the darkness of the forest floor.
- Student’s appeal after giving half his liver to save father’s life 21 October 2016 A student at the University of Bristol is urging people to join the organ donor register after he saved his own father’s life by donating half his liver.
- Bristol postgraduates win Best Doctoral Research Thesis awards 2015/16 21 October 2016 Six University of Bristol postgraduates have been awarded prizes for the exceptional quality of their research degree theses.
- Behaviour incentives raise GCSE attainment in schools in poor neighbourhoods 21 October 2016 Low-achieving students respond to incentives to increase their effort and engagement at school - and the behaviour improvement shows up in much improved GCSE results. That is the central finding of new research published today from the University of Bristol.