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two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Exploring the role of Indian suffragettes In a year when the UK celebrates the centenary of women first getting the right to vote, a new book will look at the role of Indian women in the global suffrage movement.
Dino-bird dandruff research head and shoulders above rest Palaeontologists from University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland have discovered 125 million-year-old dandruff preserved amongst the plumage of feathered dinosaurs and early birds, revealing the first evidence of how dinosaurs shed their skin.
Genetic variations in DNA could help improve efficacy of clinical trials The evolution of medicine relies heavily on the results of clinical trials, which while essential, are extremely costly and carry the potential of unintended adverse consequences. Now researchers from the University of Bristol have devised a new DNA-based method that could better predict whether clinical trials will be effective, potentially saving millions of pounds and ultimately improving the lives of patients.
Bumblebees confused by iridescent colours A new study published today by the University of Bristol shows for the first time that dazzling iridescent colours in animals can act as camouflage.
Major disabilities research project highlights need for change The daily lives of disabled people are impacted by ‘unhelpful, exclusionary or downright abusive’ practices, according to a major research project looking at issues facing those with disabilities in the UK today.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) researcher's work showcased on journal cover Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) Research Associate Dr Chenchen Zhu's recent work has been chosen for the May 2018 cover of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Genetic variations in DNA could help improve efficacy of clinical trials The evolution of medicine relies heavily on the results of clinical trials, which while essential, are extremely costly and carry the potential of unintended adverse consequences. Now researchers from the University of Bristol have devised a new DNA-based method that could better predict whether clinical trials will be effective, potentially saving millions of pounds and ultimately improving the lives of patients.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Weeding out childhood leukaemia – fighting cancer with nature New research, led by cancer biologists from the University of Bristol, has shown that bone marrow cells can protect cancer cells from a plant derived anti-cancer agent called Parthenolide.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Andrew Charlesworth discusses new EU General Data Protection Regulation with BBC Radio Bristol Reader in IT Law, Andrew Charlesworth, discussed the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018, with BBC Radio Bristol.
Africa Day: Spotlight on Dr Foluke Adebisi and FACE 2018 This Africa Day, 25 May 2018, sign up for the launch event of Forever Africa (FACE), a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol and directed by the Law School’s Dr Foluke Adebisi.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
Report published about Women Professors as Intellectual Leaders Head of School, Professor Bruce Macfarlane, has a report published by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. The report is based on a project about women professors and the barriers to their progression within the professoriate.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport Chemists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed.
University of Bristol
Major disabilities research project highlights need for change The daily lives of disabled people are impacted by ‘unhelpful, exclusionary or downright abusive’ practices, according to a major research project looking at issues facing those with disabilities in the UK today.

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed.
Bath geriatrician leads £2.1m trial into Parkinson’s disease at the University of Bristol A UK-wide trial into Parkinson’s disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
Performance Sport clubs for 2018/19 We're pleased to announce the #WeAreBristol Performance, Parachute, Kick Start and Evolution sports clubs for the 2018/19 academic year. Working in partnership with Bristol SU, this new structure will allow us to provide more support to clubs and help them to plan, grow and develop for the future.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Bath geriatrician leads £2.1m trial into Parkinson’s disease at the University of Bristol A UK-wide trial into Parkinson’s disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Bristol Professor awarded £1.5 million to look deeper into our cell’s quality control mechanism Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel from the School of Biochemistry has won a £1.5 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science Application to study an essential quality control mechanism in our cells. The mechanism, known as ‘nonsense-mediated mRNA decay’ (NMD) is of fundamental importance for cellular function in health and disease.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Q&A with Bella Cooper: Training contracts and resilience Final year Law student Bella Cooper recently secured a training contract with Macfarlanes. She spoke to us about the interview process, her Law School experience, and the importance of not giving up at first hurdles.
Dr Yvette Russell speaks to BBC, Sky News and ITV Westcountry about acid attack case Dr Yvette Russell, Lecturer in Law, provided expertise on criminal law in interviews with the BBC, Sky News, ITV Wescountry and BBC Radio Bristol, commenting on the trial of Berlinah Wallace, who has been convicted of throwing a corrosive substance with intent.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Creative reactions 2018 – Merging research and art 'Creative Reactions' brings together scientific researchers and artists to bring to life the amazing diversity of University research through the medium of art.
Bristol presenting environmental solutions at EU conference Bristol will be building on its legacy as European Green Capital 2015 this week at the high-profile EU Green Week conference (22-24 May), as progress continues to ensure the city is carbon neutral by 2050.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Voucher scheme shown to improve poor families’ diet A scheme providing fruit and veg vouchers to low-income families with young children has brought about significant nutritional improvements in families’ diets, new research has shown.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnancy A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
New Head of School announced We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ken Oliphant as the incoming Head of the Law School.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Professor Chris Willis awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry In recognition of her outstanding service on numerous Royal Society of Chemistry committees over more than 25 years, Chris has been awarded an RSC 2018 Award for Service
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
New three-day work shop launched to share knowledge – Python A three-day workshop has kicked off today, bringing together Accounting and Finance academics and PhD students from top universities to share knowledge on Python, a programming language that’s becoming an increasingly important tool for research in the field.

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Ethnically mixed schools better for social cohesion, says new study of teenagers’ attitudes Pupils from schools with greater ethnic diversity have more positive feelings towards pupils of different ethnicities, according to a new study of attitudes in English secondary schools from the University of Bristol and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Bristol Alumnus receives finalist award at British Council ceremony The Entrepreneurial Category award recognises extraordinary individuals who are active in initiating, or contributing to, innovative business opportunities with strong growth prospects.
PhD student awarded second prize at Young Engineers’ Seminar Anderson Peccin da Silva took second prize for his presentation at the Offshore Engineering Society’s Young Engineer’s Seminar at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Paula Giliker shortlisted for International Private Law Prize in St Petersburg Law School Professor Paula Giliker was featured among the global nominations for the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize for her book ‘The Europeanisation of English Tort Law’.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Department of English news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Social integration in schools – study shows the power of ethnically mixed schools to boost social cohesion Researchers have found that schools with greater ethnic diversity foster more social integration among students of different ethnicities, following research involving nearly 4000 Year 10 pupils, aged 14 and 15, from 96 English state schools – the first national study of its kind.

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Sir Malcolm Evans visits Belize with UN torture prevention body Professor Sir Malcolm Evans visited Belize last month as Chair of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT). The purpose of the visit was to advise the Government on the establishment of a national monitoring body for all places of deprivation of liberty, officially known as the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Gene Editing Workshop Over the 26-27th March, researchers from around the globe gathered at the University of Bristol for the GARNet Plant Gene Editing workshop, sponsored by Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation and the New Phytologist Trust.

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Universities team up to create new programme which helps to power high-growth UK companies The University of Bristol in collaboration with the universities of Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey have launched Scale-up; a new programme to enable the UK’s best tech SMEs to access university expertise and resources.
Giraffes surprise biologists yet again New research from the University of Bristol has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behaviour and ecology.
African conference confirms growing strength of plant disease research network A plant science conference in Uganda which drew together dozens of world-class researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK this month has confirmed the growing strength of a network whose collaborations promise to deliver solutions to devastating crop diseases in the years ahead.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Giraffes surprise biologists yet again New research from the University of Bristol has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behaviour and ecology.
African conference confirms growing strength of plant disease research network A plant science conference in Uganda which drew together dozens of world-class researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK this month has confirmed the growing strength of a network whose collaborations promise to deliver solutions to devastating crop diseases in the years ahead.
Pass the toothpick! Feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives uncovered from grass fragments stuck in their teeth A new study, led by scientists at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, China, including University of Bristol PhD student Zhang Hanwen, examined the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives that inhabited Central Asia some 17 million years ago.
How Nagana is carried by tsetse flies Researchers at the University of Bristol have revealed new details on how the animal disease Nagana is spread by tsetse flies in Africa.
Hundreds of visitors get hands-on with pioneering postgraduate research at Research without Borders festival More than 750 visitors attended the series of festival events, including an interactive exhibition of postgraduate research in Colston Hall.

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible.
How Nagana is carried by tsetse flies Researchers at the University of Bristol have revealed new details on how the animal disease Nagana is spread by tsetse flies in Africa.
How do you build a house on Mars? A group of academics from across the university are working with artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent to share ideas on how to build a Martian house.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Civil Engineering students present research at the IStructE Young Researchers’ Conference Two civil engineering students presented their research as part of the Institution of Structural Engineers’ (IStructE) Young Researchers’ Conference on Tuesday 10th April.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible.
New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded study, involving University of Bristol researchers and published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity, measured by the
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
How do you build a house on Mars? A group of academics from across the university are working with artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent to share ideas on how to build a Martian house.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Publication: Legal Authority Beyond the State A recently published book of essays, edited by Patrick Capps (Professor of International Law, University of Bristol) and Henrik Palmer Olsen (Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Copenhagen), analyses the development of legal authority in international institutions.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Find out how flowers attract pollinators at the Botanic Garden NGS Open Day The University of Bristol Botanic Garden will hold its National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Day this Sunday [20 May]. Visitors to the Garden will be able to hear how flowers use a variety of features to attract pollinators.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Expert panel meets on NHS management consultants After recent research led by the Management Department concluded that management consultants in the NHS worsen a service already under pressure, an expert panel gathered at Cass Business School on Wednesday 9 May to discuss the matter.

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Blog: Is mental health finally emerging from the shadows into the light? In her latest blog, Dr Judy Laing, Reader in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS) marks Mental Health Awareness Week in a discussion of both the positive steps forward and the need for improvement in mental health legislation reform.
Q&A with MA student Natalie Cooke: US work placement, interviews and IT Law As first year MA Law student Natalie Cooke prepares to embark on her work placement in the US as part of the Washington Ireland Programme for Service and Leadership (WIP), she spoke to us about the WIP application process, her ambitions while in America, and her work with internet era legislation.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
A concept to tune and address the packing parameter of amphiphiles - research from the Faul group. A paper from the Faul Research Group, with collaborators from China, Diamond Light Source and the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN) has just appeared as inside front cover in the latest issue of Chemical Science – featuring the Clifton Suspension Bridge, amongst others!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Special issue of Royal Society magazine highlights scale of oceanic change The seas around the West Antarctic Peninsula have experienced some of the fastest global warming in recent decades, increasing the rate and richness of biological activity in the region. Innovative analytical techniques and collaborative research projects involving scientists from around the world are helping to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental change.
University to host Gromit and friends as charity trail locations are revealed Bristol’s favourite pooch and friends will reside at three University of Bristol locations this summer as Gromit Unleashed 2 fever sweeps across the city.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Department of English news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible.

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Bristol signs framework agreement with EDF for nuclear research, education and innovation A delegation from the University of Bristol, led by Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Erik Lithander, visited the research laboratories of EDF France near Paris in late April in order to cement its longstanding relationship with the energy company.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Poster Prize Success for Michael O'Hagan Chemical Synthesis CDT student Michael O’Hagan (Galan group) won 2nd Poster Prize at the RSC North West Regional Meeting
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Clinical Research and Imaging Centre news

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
SOE host 20th anniversary of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) On 3 May, School of Education (SoE) hosted a symposium on the theme Sustainability, Peace and Education: Exploring Promise and Practice.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
US boycott on Chinese researchers could ‘stifle’ global progress, researchers warn Restricting Chinese researchers from working in the US could stifle scientific progress on a global scale researchers warn, following measures proposed by the Trump administration.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
New MSc Studentship available Is the endothelial glycocalyx damaged in cats with cardiomyopathies and chronic kidney disease?

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