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New Fellows of the Royal Society 29 April 2016 Katharine Cashman, Professor of Volcanology in the School of Earth Sciences, and Professor David Lodge, Visiting Fellow in the School of Physiology and Pharmacology, have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the world’s most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence: the Royal Society.
  • A faster and cheaper way to produce new antibiotics 4 May 2016 A novel way of synthesising a promising new antibiotic has been identified by scientists at the University of Bristol. By expressing the genes involved in the production of pleuromutilin in a different type of fungus, the researchers were able to increase production by more than 2,000 per cent.
  • Human heart cells respond less to e-cig vapour than tobacco smoke 4 May 2016 New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke.
  • University EU debate helps the West decide 3 May 2016 An audience at the University of Bristol was treated to a spirited debate on the pros and cons of remaining in the European Union by a quartet of political big-hitters on Friday.
  • Meet the future: businesses invited to research showcase 29 April 2016 Business leaders from across the region are being invited to explore the work of more than 100 University of Bristol postgraduate researchers at a special showcase.
  • New Fellows of the Royal Society 29 April 2016 Katharine Cashman, Professor of Volcanology in the School of Earth Sciences, and Professor David Lodge, Visiting Fellow in the School of Physiology and Pharmacology, have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the world’s most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence: the Royal Society.
  • Birds of prey constrained in the beak evolution race 29 April 2016 How birds’ beaks evolved characteristic shapes to eat different food is a classic example of evolution by natural selection.
  • School students ‘graduate’ from unique university taster course 28 April 2016 Over 600 students from schools and colleges across the Bristol area have ‘graduated’ from a unique scheme which gives them an insight into studying at university.
  • Sandy Benefield, 1962-2016 26 April 2016 Sandy Benefield, a student in the Department of English, died in April after a long illness. Tom Sperlinger, one of her tutors, remembers her.
  • Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change 25 April 2016 Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred 53 to 34 million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton, the University of Bristol and Cardiff University.
  • Light: can you feel the force? 25 April 2016 A ground-breaking technique capable of measuring the extremely weak forces exerted by light – forces smaller than one piconewton – has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol.

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