Key discoveries offer significant hope of reversing antibiotic resistance 23 October 2017Two recent studies led by the University of Bristol provide significant new hope in the fight against antibiotic resistance. By identifying what makes some bacteria resistant to the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, and how this can be reversed, the findings have demonstrated potentially life-saving consequences and could help reverse the tide of antibiotic resistance.
The fortunes and misfortunes of Miss Fanny Fust 20 October 2017Historians and English academics from the University of Bristol have been working with Openstorytellers, a Frome-based charity that supports people with learning difficulties, to research and recreate the story of one of Bristol’s lesser known historical figures.
Lesley Hart, 1965-201720 October 2017Lesley Hart, a Security Officer in the University Security Team (Estates), sadly passed away on 15 October. Simon Ramsden and other colleagues in Security Services offer a tribute.
Bob Walker, 1951–201719 October 2017Bob Walker, the former head of the Systems Research and Computing Team in IT Services, died on 30 May at the age of 66. Former colleagues pay tribute to his career.
BBC and UK universities launch major partnership to unlock potential of data19 October 2017BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities including Bristol to unlock the potential of data in the media. The Data Science Research Partnership will be at the forefront of machine learning in the media industry, helping create a more personal BBC that can inform, educate and entertain in new ways.
Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors16 October 2017Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Bedfordshire, in collaboration with multinational company ABB, have designed and tested a series of plasmonic nanoantenna arrays that could lead to the development of a new generation of ultrasensitive and low-cost fluorescence sensors that could be used to monitor water quality.
The science of seeing differently16 October 2017The truths about the brain and its perceptions will be explored by neuroscientist and founder of Lab of Misfits Studio at a free University of Bristol public lecture next month.
University spin-outs announced as winners of major venture capital initiative 16 October 2017Two University of Bristol spin-out companies, Zeetta Networks and KETS Quantum Security, have been announced as winners of a major venture capital initiative led by BT, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook, which will provide them with access to investors with funds totalling £125 million.
University of Bristol secures funding to grow small businesses13 October 2017The University of Bristol is one of five universities in the south of England to receive a share of £5 million from the government for a project to tackle the challenge of scaling-up small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and grow.
Rainfall trends in arid regions buck commonly held climate change theories 12 October 2017The recent intense hurricanes in the Atlantic have sharply focused attention on how climate change can exacerbate extreme weather events. Scientific research suggests that global warming causes heavier rainfall because a hotter atmosphere can hold more moisture and warmer oceans evaporate faster feeding the atmosphere with more moisture.
Be inspired by Bristol’s digital innovators and pioneers11 October 2017From a harp replica of the Clifton Suspension Bridge to a dress made from 4,400 lights, the University of Bristol is presenting a series of events during Digital Bristol Week which promises to entertain, inspire and enlighten.
Little growth observed in India's methane emissions10 October 2017Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas and concentrations are rising in the atmosphere. Because of its potency and quick decay in the atmosphere, countries have recognised that reduction of methane emissions are a means toward mitigating global warming.
Care after miscarriage needs ‘standardised approach’, report reveals10 October 2017The standard of care for mothers experiencing the end of a pregnancy varies widely, with more to be done to replicate good practice found in some NHS Trusts and hospitals, according to a new study led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham.
Recent visit strengthens Bristol’s bonds with China9 October 2017Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor & President and Dr Erik Lithander, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) were joined by senior University of Bristol academics on a recent visit to China to strengthen education partnerships and showcase the University to prospective students.
Strengthening UK-Italian research ties 9 October 2017A delegation representing UK research in quantum technologies headed out to Capri last week for a bilateral high level research meeting with Italian counterparts.
New Athena SWAN awards for Bristol6 October 2017Two of the University’s schools have successfully gained Athena SWAN Awards and the University as a whole has successfully renewed its Athena SWAN Bronze Award for the third time.
Bristol University of Witchcraft and Wizardry6 October 2017Bristolians still waiting in hope of a letter-bearing owl are in luck, as this Saturday [7 October] the University of Bristol will host an open day of magical proportions in the Wills Memorial Building.