UK scientists bring innovative vaccine technology to Vietnam 27 November 2019 World-leading vaccine scientists from the University of Bristol are working with one of Vietnam's major vaccine manufacturers, Vabiotech, to share cutting-edge knowledge that could help prevent future global outbreaks of avian flu and rabies.
- Five key takeaways from the 2019 General Election 13 December 2019 The Conservative Party won an historic election victory last night, winning a majority at the expense of Labour. Simon Tormey, Professor of Politics and Dean of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, reflects on the key things we've learnt from the 2019 General Election.
- Up to two fifths of antibiotic prescriptions in the US could be inappropriate 11 December 2019 As much as two fifths (43 per cent) of antibiotic prescriptions in the United States could be inappropriate, warn researchers highlighted in an editorial by Professor Hay from Bristol Medical School published by The BMJ today [11 December].
- Students embrace the Bristol Big Give Christmas campaign 11 December 2019 Students from the University of Bristol FoodBank Society have partnered with the city-wide recycling scheme ‘Bristol Big Give’ for a winter campaign to raise vital money for charity, reduce waste, and combat hunger in the city this winter.
- UK universities will work together to improve research quality and reproducibility 10 December 2019 UK universities will collaborate to improve the quality of UK academic research output. Whilst the UK is at the leading edge of research globally, there is a need to constantly strive to improve in order to retain that positions. Crucially, institutions must produce research that is rigorous, robust and of high-quality, to ensure that the UK retains its reputation for producing world-leading research.
- New paper explains technologies and scientific advances needed to track progress of methane levels in the atmosphere 10 December 2019 Understanding what influences the amount of methane in the atmosphere has been identified by the American Geophysical Union to be one of the foremost challenges in the earth sciences in the coming decades because of methane’s hugely important role in meeting climate warming targets.
- University of Bristol partners with Ben-Gurion University 10 December 2019 The University of Bristol has formalised an agreement to collaborate with the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel on research and education in Telecommunications Networks, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence.
- Conserve now or pay later? New study compares floodplain protection today to predicted future flood losses 9 December 2019 A new study by scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Bristol and flood analytics company Fathom, seeks to answer an important question related to flooding in the United States – pay now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely to flood in the future or allow developments to go ahead and pay for damage when it occurs.
- £3.5 million donation to create innovative new lecture theatres 9 December 2019 A £3.5 million donation will create state-of-the art lecture theatres, able to hold up to 360 people, at the heart of the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
- New festival exploring grief launches in 2020 9 December 2019 A new festival to help people talk, think and learn about grief will launch in Bristol next May 2020. Good Grief, Bristol is a week-long festival (11-17 May 2020) that brings together speakers, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, music, spoken word, a pop-up shop and a Memory Kitchen.
- Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys according to piglet study 9 December 2019 Baby boy's and girl's immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology today [9 December] suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought.