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yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Microscopic sonic screwdriver invented A team of engineers have created tiny acoustic vortices and used them to grip and spin microscopic particles suspended in water.
Scientists discover key to what causes immune cell migration to wounds Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend against infection and disease. Until now, how these cells detect a wounded or damaged site has largely remained a mystery. New research, led by University of Bristol academics in collaboration with a team from the University of Sheffield, has identified the triggers which lead these cells to react and respond in cell repair.
Bristol retains HR Excellence in Research Award The University of Bristol has successfully retained its HR Excellence in Research Award, after being externally evaluated through the Vitae programme.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT annual football tournament 2015 The 2012 entry ACCIS CDT cohort has won this year’s ACCIS CDT football tournament in a tight final against the ‘ACCIS All Stars’.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Scientists discover key to what causes immune cell migration to wounds Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend against infection and disease. Until now, how these cells detect a wounded or damaged site has largely remained a mystery. New research, led by University of Bristol academics in collaboration with a team from the University of Sheffield, has identified the triggers which lead these cells to react and respond in cell repair.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterization of quantum technology Scientists and engineers from the University of Bristol, UK, and the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore have published work in the June issue of Optica. They demonstrate a new protocol for estimating unknown optical processes, called unitary operations, with precision enhanced by the unique properties of quantum mechanics. This could lead to both dramatically better sensors for medical research and new approaches to benchmark the performance ultra-powerful quantum computers.
Can time go backwards? Can time go backwards? It seems the stuff of science-fiction, but various aspects of present-day physics, from intricate distortions of space-time due to gravity to strange quantum effects, suggest that at least some form of backward-in-time influences are possible.

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New book explores the body in literature The first systematic analysis of the representation of the body in literature, edited by Dr Ulrika Maude of the University of Bristol and Dr David Hillman of the University of Cambridge, has just been published.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Good vibrations for ACCIS Numerical models make for smoother helicopter rides

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Finance systems unavailable (Proactis, CODA, Finance Reporting etc) between 8am-11am on 16th June Essential database maintenance will take place on Tuesday 16th June between 8.00am and 11.00am…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
National Composites Centre wins design award The University’s National Composites Centre (NCC) has won a prestigious award for innovative design.
Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics - intelligent handheld robots.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Caution urged over giving patients online access to their health records The Government is aiming for all adults to have online access to their health and social care records by 2020, but researchers from the Institute of Child Health, QMUL and the University of Bristol are concerned about the potential for unintended harm.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Leading animal welfare scientist presented with top award One of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to improving animal welfare. Mike Mendl, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Bristol, was awarded the RSPCA/BSAS Award for innovative developments in animal welfare last week [Wednesday 20 May].
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Library Search maintenance (30 May) The software provider will be undertaking maintenance work to the Library Search service on Saturday May 30th between 20:00 - 21:00.

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Dyslexia and sight: the wider view There is widespread belief in the scientific community that dyslexia, which affects around 375,000 UK children and has a lifelong impact on learning, is not caused by sight problems. However, many practitioners and professional bodies offer dyslexic children eye treatments and routine eye checks to ensure glasses are offered if necessary and then that no further testing is needed. A new study, led by the universities of Bristol and Newcastle, which analysed the eye test results of 5,822 children
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Dyslexia and sight: the wider view There is widespread belief in the scientific community that dyslexia, which affects around 375,000 UK children and has a lifelong impact on learning, is not caused by sight problems. However, many practitioners and professional bodies offer dyslexic children eye treatments and routine eye checks to ensure glasses are offered if necessary and then that no further testing is needed. A new study, led by the universities of Bristol and Newcastle, which analysed the eye test results of 5,822 children

six days ago

University of Bristol
Research by Professor Julie Selwyn informs government policy on child adoption processes Recommendations about adoption services and the speed of the process to be included in Queen's Speech next week, based upon research by Professors Julie Selwyn and Elaine Farmer

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Network maintenance affecting Senate House, Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June Essential network maintenance is needed to replace the old and now end-of-life network switches that provide University and Internet network connectivity to computers on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of Senate House…
eReserves and SAFS unavailable between 8am-10.30am on 23 June Essential database maintenance will take place on Tuesday 23rd June between 8.00am and 10.30am…
Library services unavailable between 8am-11am on 2 July Essential database maintenance work will take place on Thursday 2nd July between 8.00am and 11.00am During that time the following services and functions will be unavailable: Aleph, the Library Management System, which will affect: Use of Self-Issue machines The ability to request Inter-Library Loans…
Plone CMS (intranet web editing) and People Profiler unavailable on 9th June 8am-10am Essential database maintenance work will take place on Tuesday 9th June between 8.00am -10.00am…
T4 Site Manager and Prospectus Editing Tool unavailable on 24 June between 8am-11am Essential database maintenance work will take place on Wednesday 24th June between 8.00am - 11.00am…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Study examines increase in calls to emergency services As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
Challenge Cup Winners! Last Saturday saw the West of England Challenge Vase, regarded as the premier trophy for Open Coxed Fours in provincial rowing, contested at the Bristol Avon Regatta with the final being a tight race between crews from the University of Bristol Boat Club (UBBC) and UBBC alumni, Nonesuch BC.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Study examines increase in calls to emergency services As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
Special Field Project published in journal Former UG student publishes article based on second-year project
University of Bristol
Natasha Price short-listed for Bristol Teaching Award SPS's Natasha Price short-listed for Bristol Teaching Award

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science.
Banana desserts vs quantum cryptography: New Enterprise Competition shortlist released Ten exciting new business ideas have reached the final round of the New Enterprise Competition (NEC) 2015. This year the competition has received over 100 entries from University of Bristol students, staff and graduates. The final ten are now in with a chance to win grants of up to £30,000 in October.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Adela Simonova Law Student - It started with free ice cream..... From free ice cream to hosting a conference on education for sustainable development
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
"If fleas were as big as human beings, how high could they jump?" All sorts of estimates have been made, but it has now been put to the test.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Bristol physicist to row across the Atlantic More people have been sent into space or climbed Everest than those who have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. A test of such physical endurance teamed with a wide range of dangerous obstacles unique to the vast ocean environment is not for the faint-hearted. Yet second year Bristol Physics and Astrophysics student Jay Olenicz is one of those preparing for this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which at just under 3500 miles is one of the world’s most arduous and intense races. Undergra
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard unavailable 17th June 8am – midday Due to essential security patching of servers by IT Services, Blackboard will be unavailable between 8am and midday on Wednesday 17th June. For further information on other services affected please see IT News. IT Services apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the IT Service Desk if you need further information.   
Blackboard workshops for staff Places are now available on Blackboard workshops for staff in June: Introduction to Blackboard for administrative and support staff Introduction to Blackboard for academic staff (including research staff) If you are unable to attend, but would like a basic introduction to Blackboard, please contact tel-help@bristol.ac.uk to request a test Blackboard course. We will then provide […]

nine days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Beware of phishing emails There have recently been a number of scam emails aimed at getting staff to voluntarily disclose their University username and password…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New insight into lethal fungus infection in wildlife The introduction of a lethal fungus infection that could threaten the UK's amphibian populations has not been caused by exposure to infected colonies of African clawed frogs, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol and Portsmouth.
Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence linked with two to three-fold increase in mental health problems Men visiting their GP with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to have experienced or carried out some form of behaviour linked to domestic violence and abuse, according to a new University of Bristol study. Researchers say the findings highlight the need for GPs to ask male patients with mental health problems about domestic abuse.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Bristol dementia researchers in call for more volunteers On International Clinical Trials Day [Wednesday 20 May], researchers in the South West are urging more people in the region to consider volunteering for dementia studies. Many pioneering studies into the devastating condition are underway in the region, but efforts can be hampered if researchers can’t find people willing to take part.

ten days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Visitor wireless is changing The University is introducing The Cloud wifi, to provide access to guests and members of the public on University premises…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New technology could fundamentally change future wireless communications Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life. However, today’s devices use twice as much of the radio spectrum as is necessary. New technology is being developed that could fundamentally change radio design and could increase data rates and network capacity, reduce power consumption, create cheaper devices and enable global roaming.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Five more ESRC Impact Acceleration Awards for Social Sciences The fourth round of the University’s ESRC-funded Impact Acceleration Account has funded five Social Science projects to a total of £75,000
Sofia Galani presented a paper at the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators in Hong Kong. Sofia's paper analysed the human rights and commercial implications that a ban on ransom payments to pirates could have on the shipping industry.
University of Bristol
Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence linked with two to three-fold increase in mental health problems Men visiting their GP with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to have experienced or carried out some form of behaviour linked to domestic violence and abuse, according to a new University of Bristol study. Researchers say the findings highlight the need for GPs to ask male patients with mental health problems about domestic abuse.

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Spotting pain in donkeys – learning the language Vets in Pakistan working for global equine welfare charity the Brooke have collaborated with the University of Bristol on a newly published paper to discover whether a donkey is in pain by just being observed.
Small changes to a child’s head size should not concern parents Measuring the size of a child’s head is done routinely worldwide to screen for possible learning or developmental problems but new research out today [18 May] suggests that differences within the normal range of measurements are common – and mainly due to human error – and should not unduly concern parents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Small changes to a child’s head size should not concern parents Measuring the size of a child’s head is done routinely worldwide to screen for possible learning or developmental problems but new research out today [18 May] suggests that differences within the normal range of measurements are common – and mainly due to human error – and should not unduly concern parents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Spotting pain in donkeys – learning the language Vets in Pakistan working for global equine welfare charity the Brooke have collaborated with the University of Bristol on a newly published paper to discover whether a donkey is in pain by just being observed.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
GW4 Accelerator grant success Nina Kazanina and George Stothart have been awarded a GW4 Accelerator Grant to develop collaborations with staff at Exeter, Cardiff and Bath Universities to investigate large scale brain networks in health and disease.

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

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