‘Shadow network’ keeps communities safe from deadly volcano19 July 2017New research by the University of East Anglia (UEA), and co-authored by the University of Bristol, shows that ‘shadow networks’ linking volunteers with authorities can help keep some of the millions of people living near dangerous volcanoes safer.
More participants needed to complete UK-led Alzheimer’s disease drug trial17 July 2017People with Alzheimer's disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen's University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but even more people are needed to take part in the study.
Research takes on radical rethink of UK digital infrastructure14 July 2017Researchers including a team from the University of Bristol are working with business to revolutionise the infrastructure of the internet in the UK, creating an agile, resilient network capable of meeting future needs of our rapidly changing society.
Kevin Elyot Award – second recipient chosen 14 July 2017Bristol-based playwright and writer Jon Berry has been named as the second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol's Theatre Collection.
How can diagnostics deliver a more effective use of antibiotics in animals?10 July 2017Are there better ways to diagnose animals in need of antibiotics on livestock farms? How will farmers and veterinarians use novel diagnostics in the fight against animal disease? These are some questions a consortium of seven academics – including two veterinarians from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences - will address thanks to a £1.75 million grant to understand how better diagnostics can encourage responsible antibiotic use in animals.
Quantum in conversation7 July 2017In collaboration with artist/historian Milica Prokic, the team at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) is engaging in a conversation about quantum research, its implications, and its impact on our world.
Women speak out about experiences of domestic violence and abuse to help others6 July 2017A new resource designed to support women experiencing domestic violence and abuse has been launched on the HealthTalk charity website today. The resource, developed by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford with funding from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme, includes over 30 video- and audio-recorded interviews with women who describe a range of abuse, including physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, and coercive and controlling behaviour, which became a criminal offence in 2015.
Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children6 July 2017High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving University of Bristol researchers and almost 9,000 mother-child pairs. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma in the offspring has been little studied.
Come and fire your passion for all things STEM5 July 2017The latest cutting-edge research will be on display at Big Bang Bristol, a free two-day science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) extravaganza at the Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July.
Wanted: Bristol residents to be part of a world first technology trial4 July 2017The UK, like many other nations, is faced with an explosion of long-term health conditions that require continuous management, often for many years, outside of a hospital setting. SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment) has developed a 21st century home health sensor system that can build a picture of how people live in their home. A vital part of SPHERE's research is to test the system in real homes and people across Bristol are being asked to take part in this research.
Our University’s links to Bristol’s business community in the late 19th century4 July 2017Our University can trace its roots back to the formation of University College in 1876, which was the precursor to the university we have today. From 1876, the University College struggled financially until 1908, when Henry Overton Wills promised a gift of £100,000 – a massive sum at that time – provided that a Royal Charter was granted to the University within two years. The promise of this gift led to further funding, and in 1909 the Charter was granted and the University of Bristol came into being.
What is best practice in school sex education?3 July 2017Sex and relationship education (SRE) is regarded as vital for improving young people's sexual health but a third of schools in England lacks good SRE and government guidance is outdated. New research led by the University of Bristol has found clear evidence that school-based SRE and school-linked sexual health services can be effective at improving sexual health.
Cycling gold, bits to qubits and the defect game3 July 2017How engineering is helping track cyclists reach for gold, harnessing the power of quantum computers and the hidden world of engineering safety testing are three research projects University of Bristol academics will be showcasing at a free festival to celebrate the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.