Bacterium lassoes its way from the mouth to the heart to cause disease7 February 2017The human mouth can harbour more than 700 different species of bacteria. Under normal circumstances these microbes co-exist with us as part of our resident oral microbiota. But when bacteria spread to other tissues via the blood stream, the results can be catastrophic.
Spiny, armoured slug reveals ancestry of molluscs 6 February 2017Scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered a 480-million-year-old slug-like fossil in Morocco which sheds new light on the evolution of molluscs – a diverse group of invertebrates that includes clams, snails and squids.
Research review shows that safety is valued too low3 February 2017New research has shown that the benchmark used by the Office for Nuclear Regulation for judging how much should be spent on nuclear safety has no basis in evidence and places insufficient value on human life. The review suggests it may need to be ten times higher - between £16 million and £22 million per life saved.
Calling all guinea pig owners1 February 2017Academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences are asking for guinea pig owners to take part in a new research study on how pet guinea pigs are kept in the UK by completing an online questionnaire.
Discover LGBT History this month1 February 2017The University and Bristol Students’ Union are marking LGBT History Month with a range of events, including a panel discussion, a film screening and the launch of a new set of classroom resources developed by Bristol researchers.
Bristol academic explores the secret lives of five-year-olds 1 February 2017Professor Paul Howard-Jones from the University of Bristol will feature in the return of a popular Bafta award-nominated series broadcast this week [2 Feb] which explores the differences between boys and girls in a new intake of fascinating five-year-olds.
Celebrating our stars27 January 2017The winners of the Professional Services Excellence Awards have been announced.
Bristol welcomes the Year of the Rooster
27 January 2017Students and staff from the University will help visitors at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery celebrate Chinese New Year in traditional style, with lion dance performances, martial arts, storytelling, family trails, arts and craft activities, live music and much more on Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 February].
A brain wide chemical signal that enhances memory24 January 2017How does heightened attention improve our mental capacity? This is the question tackled by new University of Bristol research published today in the journal Cell Reports, which reveals a chemical signal released across the brain in response to attention demanding or arousing situations.
Widening access and participation in higher education24 January 2017Our widening participation research seminar brought together professionals, politicians and researchers from across the country to learn about the impact of pioneering research projects at the University.
New Non-Executive Chairman joins Bristol Is Open24 January 2017Graeme Hobbs has joined Bristol Is Open as its new Non-Executive Chairman, commencing his role from 2 January 2017. Together with the rest of the Board he will further develop the project in order to successfully make Bristol the first open programmable city in the world.
IoT Boost programme now open for applications24 January 2017SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre has partnered with High Tech Bristol and Bath, Engine Shed, and the University of the West of England to deliver the IoT Boost programme in Bristol & Bath.
Professor Roy Parker, 1931-201723 January 2017Roy Parker, the first Professor in the Department of Social Work and Administration in the university, has died aged 85 in Devon. His former colleague Hilary Land offers a remembrance.
Professor Bob Chambers, 1924-201620 January 2017Robert G (Bob) Chambers, Professor of Physics and Professor Emeritus in the School of Physics, died in Southmead Hospital on December 17, 2016 with complications following a fall. His former colleagues and friends Professors Emeriti Bob Evans and Mike Springford offer a remembrance.
Brain’s connections which keep related memories distinct from each other, identified in new study20 January 2017Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol are a step closer to understanding how the connections in our brain which control our episodic memory work in sync to make some memories stronger than others. The findings, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveal a previously unsuspected division of memory function in the pathways between two areas of the brain, and suggest that certain subnetworks within the brain work separately, to enhance the distinctiveness of memories.
New project aims to improve diversity in arts and humanities research20 January 2017How universities and black and minority ethnic communities* work together will be the focus of a new UK-wide project. Common Cause is a new collaborative arts and humanities initiative will map routes to greater inclusion that enable the UK’s diverse population to fully participate in research and collaborations.
Disabled people reveal their experiences of social care18 January 2017At a time when Social Care in England is at a ‘tipping point’, according to the Care Quality Commission, it is vital that local authorities find ways of working together with people who use social care services. With that goal in mind, a group of disabled people have recently carried out research in co-production with researchers at the University of Bristol.
Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s than expected, finds new study17 January 2017In a UK study of 5,320 women, three per cent were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research, using data from the University of Bristol’s Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort, is published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.