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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. [25/05/2018]
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. [25/05/2018]
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. [25/05/2018]
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. [25/05/2018]
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. [25/05/2018]
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. [24/05/2018]
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). [24/05/2018]
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. [23/05/2018]
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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. [24/05/2018]
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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. [25/05/2018]
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. [22/05/2018]
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). [22/05/2018]
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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. [25/05/2018]
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). [24/05/2018]
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. [23/05/2018]
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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. [25/05/2018]
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. [24/05/2018]
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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. [25/05/2018]
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. [25/05/2018]
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. [24/05/2018]
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. [24/05/2018]
New Head of School announced We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ken Oliphant as the incoming Head of the Law School. [23/05/2018]
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’. [22/05/2018]
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). [21/05/2018]
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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. [25/05/2018]
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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. [25/05/2018]
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 [23/05/2018]
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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. [24/05/2018]
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. [24/05/2018]
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. [21/05/2018]
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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. [23/05/2018]
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. [22/05/2018]
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University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Fellowships Awarded [26/04/2017]
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University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
Positive Impact [13/03/2018]
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University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
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WHOSE ART HISTORY? [05/02/2018]
Post-doc Successes! [13/07/2017]
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New Library web pages [21/06/2016]
UNiLibrary trial [25/04/2016]
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