Bristol team to help in the fight against superbugs 19 November 2015Researchers at the University of Bristol have received £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a trial looking at easing the pain of ear infections. This is part of a larger investment of over £15.8 million into research to tackle into drug resistant infections by the NIHR, the research arm of the NHS.
Inspiring the Ada Lovelaces of the future19 November 2015Over 100 pupils from across Bristol have been given a taste of higher education as the University of Bristol aims to inspire the Ada Lovelaces of the future.
Sea-level rise from Antarctic collapse18 November 2015A new study by scientists in the UK and France, including researchers at the University of Bristol, has found that Antarctic ice sheet collapse will have serious consequences for sea level rise over the next two hundred years, though not as much as some have suggested.
UK’s quantum hubs show future technology18 November 2015Bristol academics joined research teams from universities and companies around the country for the first Quantum Technology Showcase at the Royal Society in London last week, to exhibit new technologies being developed at the UK’s four Quantum Technologies Hubs.
Bristol research named as a World Changing Idea18 November 2015Fundamental research carried out by the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry into how chemical reactions happen in a liquid has been recognised as a World Changing Idea by Scientific American, the US’s leading popular science magazine.
How will robots change our lives?18 November 2015Will robots change the way people work, live and learn in the future? This question will be explored during European Robotics Week, which this year will be hosted by the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a collaboration between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.
When did the Andes mountains form?18 November 2015The Andes have been a mountain chain for much longer than previously thought, new research from the University of Bristol suggests.
Commemoration for victims of conflict 18 November18 November 2015The University and Bristol SU invite staff and students to attend a commemoration from 5pm on Wednesday 18 November for all those who have lost their lives or been affected by acts of terrorism in Paris, Lebanon, Iraq, Kenya, Syria and elsewhere.
New Alzheimer’s disease drug trial opens across Scotland17 November 2015People with Alzheimer’s disease who live in Scotland are being asked to consider taking part in a ground-breaking government-funded trial. The trial is investigating if a drug normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) has additional properties that could slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with and without hypertension.
Bristol research team opens lab for World Diabetes Day 14 November 2015On World Diabetes Day [14 November] people around the world will be coming together to raise awareness of the condition, which now affects 3.9 million people in the UK. To mark the occasion, the University of Bristol’s Dr Kathleen Gillespie has opened her research labs and invited children and families living with Type 1 diabetes to hear about her ground breaking work in this area.
Take a closer look InsideArts13 November 2015The University’s Festival of the Arts and Humanities returns for a third appearance and kicks off on Monday 16 November for seven days of free performances, lectures, screenings, exhibitions and workshops.
Professor Hugh Brady opens state-of-the-art University Cleanroom 12 November 2015The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, has officially opened the new University of Bristol Cleanroom. This multi-million pound facility is the jewel in the crown for research groups at Bristol who specialise in micro- and nano-fabrication.
A trading journey: glimpses of Bristol’s Chinese twin12 November 2015A shipping container on Bristol’s docks will be transformed into an art gallery this November, hosting an exhibition of images of modern day China inspired by the University of Bristol’s ‘Historical Photographs of China’ project.
A ‘nervous system’ for ant colonies?11 November 2015Colonies of ants are incredibly complex, and at the same time intensely cooperative, so much so that they are often referred to as single ‘superorganisms’. But to what extent do they actually behave as a single entity?
Bristol academics named World Technology Award finalists11 November 2015Two University of Bristol academics have been named World Technology Award finalists by the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organisations at the forefront of science and technology and related fields.
Evidence shows low energy sweeteners help reduce energy intake and body weight 10 November 2015Use of low energy sweeteners (LES) in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight – and possibly also when comparing LES beverages to water – according to a review led by researchers at the University of Bristol published in the International Journal of Obesity today.
Bristol Data Dome launches this autumn10 November 2015The Bristol Data Dome, housed inside At-Bristol Science Centre’s Planetarium, will be launched next week [Wednesday 18 November] as part of the Festival of the Future City.
Consortium wins grant to explore climate change and possible risk to health9 November 2015The University of Bristol is part of a consortium that will investigate the potential risk from a changing climate and extreme weather to people’s health across the city. The project, funded by Innovate UK and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), will combine the latest methods in economic valuation and systems modelling and explore the strategic level response to evidence and opportunities for minimising costs.
Bristol academic dives into Loch Ness mystery6 November 2015The tale of an ancient monster lurking in the depths of Loch Ness has drawn generations of visitors to the Scottish Highlands in search of the truth. But a new book by a University of Bristol academic has set out to explore the history, the facts and the personalities behind the legend of Nessie, and help unravel the mystery behind the origins of the tale.
Network to foster the best in animal welfare research6 November 2015BBSRC has pledged over £100,000 to establish a network that will foster collaboration within the UK animal welfare research community. The network will be headed by one of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour, Professor Mike Mendl from the University of Bristol.
Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project kicks off6 November 2015Mapping LGBT+ Bristol, a major new project to create a permanent digital archive and online map of the LGBT+ history of Bristol and the surrounding areas: Bath, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, launches this week.
First steps towards new therapy for diseases caused by defective anion transport5 November 2015Research by a team at the University of Bristol has taken the first steps towards new treatments for inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis; one form of Bartter’s syndrome (severe salt loss from the kidney); and two forms of myotonia (muscle stiffness), which are linked to defective movement of anions, such as chloride, across cell membranes.
Professor Sally Duensing, 1949-20154 November 2015Sally Duensing, Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Education (GSoE) from 2005-2010, passed away last week after a lengthy hospitalisation. Justin Dillon, Head of GSoE, offers a remembrance.
Postgraduate Research Open Day at Bristol4 November 2015The University opens a window onto its diverse and thriving postgraduate research programmes on Thursday 12 November, for anyone considering a research degree at Bristol.
State-of-the-art equipment installed at the National Composites Centre4 November 2015Research carried out by University of Bristol academics together with composite manufacturing and training has been given a boost thanks to the installation at the National Composites Centre (NCC) of a new autoclave and CT scanner. The equipment has been funded as part of a £3 million grant awarded to the University from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).