Early menstruation linked to increased risk of depression4 January 2011Girls who begin menstruating at an early age are at greater risk of depressive symptoms and during their adolescence, according to new research by academics from the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge.
Personal safety tips6 January 2011Following the recent murder of Joanna Yeates, police have put out advice asking members of the public to remain vigilant while they continue to investigate this tragic case.
New study evaluates different strategies for chlamydia screening6 January 2011Increasing the efficiency of partner notification is more cost effective in preventing the spread of chlamydia than increasing the coverage of primary screening in men, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in the BMJ.
MRC studentship for dental research project7 January 2011Dr Michele Barbour, Lecturer in Biomaterials Science, has been awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council PhD studentship for research into a new dental filling material.
Bristol University trains scientists of tomorrow10 January 2011The University of Bristol, an international centre of excellence for the neurosciences, has been selected in a nationwide competition to host a new graduate programme in multidisciplinary neuroscience research.
Uncovering the secrets of pioneering doctors' gardens12 January 2011Funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust, Dr Clare Hickman of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology will investigate how surgeon John Hunter and vaccination pioneer Edward Jenner used their gardens to further their outstanding medical activities.
Royal Astronomical Society honours Dr Wookey14 January 2011Dr James Wookey in the School of Earth Sciences is to receive the Royal Astronomical Society’s Fowler Award for his research into the properties of the Earth's deep interior.
When continents formed13 January 2011A new way to calculate the age of the Earth’s crust has been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of St Andrews.
Scientists invited to try science journalism12 January 2011The British Science Association invites applications for its 2011 Media Fellowship scheme, which gives scientists an opportunity to experience science journalism from the other side of the fence.
MicroRNAs could increase the risk of amputation in diabetics12 January 2011New research in the Regenerative Medicine Section of the School of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bristol have found one of the smallest entities in the human genome, micro-RNA, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have poor blood flow.
PhD student wins Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize13 January 2011Finn MacKay, a PhD student at the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, has won the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for her extensive work on tackling violence against women.
Spring at the Wickham Theatre13 January 2011A one-man parody of hard-boiled detective stories, a powerful drama about the Suffragette Movement and a public lecture on Brigitte Bardot are some of the highlights of the Spring 2011 season at the Wickham Theatre.
The future of science education25 January 2011The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant to participate in HP’s Catalyst Initiative, a global social innovation program designed to develop more effective approaches to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education worldwide.
Best friends can make a child more physically active17 January 2011Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research by academics in the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences within the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol have found.
Poetry community to celebrate Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam AHH’18 January 2011Figures such as former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion and novelist Alan Hollinghurst are among those scheduled to take part in a public reading of Alfred Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam AHH’, considered one of the great English poems of the 19th century.
Does class spell success at university?25 January 2011How do students from different backgrounds fare at different universities in the same city? How are their needs met and what ‘added value’ do universities provide? These are some of the key questions being asked in a unique study by the University in partnership with the University of the West of England.
Inherited wealth leads to sibling rivalry24 January 2011Sibling rivalry is driven by the transfer of wealth between generations, according to new research by anthropologists at the University of Bristol and Addis Ababa University.
Director of Cabot Institute appointed21 January 2011Professor Paul Bates has been appointed as the new Director of the Cabot Institute, a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Bristol focusing on all aspects of global environmental change.
Professor AW Brian Simpson, 1931-201121 January 2011Professor AW Brian Simpson, a Visiting Chair at the University’s School of Law, died on 10 January 2011. The School of Law offers this tribute.
Pioneering treatment could help people with severe depression24 January 2011Pioneering neurosurgical treatment, a world first in Bristol, led by academics at the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust that very accurately targets brain networks involved in depression, could help people who suffer with severe and intractable depression.
Disruptions in calcium flow linked to heart failure29 January 2011Excessive release of calcium inside cardiac muscle can cause sudden cardiac death in heart failure patients. New research has revealed how this could happen, opening up new possibilities for combating heart disease.
Global partnership to promote children’s rights1 February 2011Specialists in childhood and policy from the University have teamed up with colleagues in the Middle East and Europe to help them create a practical qualification that will advance the rights of children.
New Enterprise Competition 2011 - now open27 January 2011The University's annual New Enterprise Competition offers staff, students and recent graduates the chance to win a share of over £36,000 for their innovative ideas.
£3.3m to model last interglacial sea level28 January 2011A NERC consortium grant worth nearly £3.3 million has been awarded to a network of researchers, co-led by the University of Bristol, to model the last interglacial sea level.
Alumni Foundation grants: applications welcome28 January 2011The Alumni Foundation can provide funding for extra-curricular projects and activities across the University. The deadline for this term's applications is Friday 4 February.
'Significant' Tudor painting discovered28 January 2011A Tudor wall painting of Henry VIII, uncovered in a Somerset home when its owners were redecorating, is an enormously significant find according to University of Bristol art historian Michael Liversidge.
Professor Tranter awarded Polar Medal31 January 2011Professor Martyn Tranter in the School of Geographical Sciences is to receive the Polar Medal for his numerous field seasons in the Arctic and Antarctic.