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).
Martin bounces back to set space hopper world record2 November 2015A Bristol stroke survivor has bounced back to fitness and set a new world record for travelling almost ten miles - on a space hopper. Dr Martin Mienczakowski, a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, doubled the previous record for the furthest distance travelled on the rubber ball in 24 hours and has raised funds for the Stroke Association.
Cancer paper wins Research Paper of the Year2 November 2015A research paper published in 2014 by researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) and colleagues from the universities of Cambridge and Exeter has won Research Paper of the Year Award 2014 from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Thinking Futures to share Bristol’s leading social science research2 November 2015Bristol could lead the way in becoming a ‘child-friendly’ city thanks to a project that will see young people involved in developing a child-informed vision for planners and city councils to use when designing new city layouts and reviewing existing provisions for children in cities. The project is just one of a series of initiatives being showcased by some of the UK’s leading social scientists next month as part of the University of Bristol’s Thinking Futures festival [5 to 13 Nov].