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University of Bristol pledges £10 million to address racial inequalities following consultation on renaming buildings with links to slave trade 28 November 2023 The University of Bristol is pledging £10 million over the next decade to develop a programme that will address racial injustice and inequalities both within the University itself and in the local communities it works with. This will also include presenting the institution’s founders’ historic links to enslavement in a proper context.
- University of Bristol pledges £10 million to address racial inequalities following consultation on renaming buildings with links to slave trade 28 November 2023 The University of Bristol is pledging £10 million over the next decade to develop a programme that will address racial injustice and inequalities both within the University itself and in the local communities it works with. This will also include presenting the institution’s founders’ historic links to enslavement in a proper context.
- Company founded by University of Bristol academic develops revolutionary fusion reactor 27 November 2023 A company founded by a University of Bristol academic is pioneering a new technology that has the potential to revolutionise cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- New research finds that ultra-processed foods taste no better than less processed foods 27 November 2023 New research that compared the taste perception of less processed foods with ultra-processed foods (UPFs), found participants viewed UPFs no more pleasant tasting than less processed foods. The University of Bristol-led findings, published in the journal Appetite today [27 November], supports the theory that humans are programmed to learn to like foods with more equal amounts of carbohydrate and fat. Carbohydrate (including sugars) and fat provide most of the calories in human diets.
- New treatment intervention for male urinary problems shown to reduce symptoms 24 November 2023 A new intervention for men with urinary problems trialled across GP practices has shown a sustained reduction in symptoms. Findings from the University of Bristol-led Treating Urinary Symptoms in Men in Primary Healthcare (TRIUMPH) study, involving over 1,000 participants and 30 GP practices, have been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The study was funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).
- Two Bristol academics land prestigious European Research Council grants 23 November 2023 Two University of Bristol academics have been awarded prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants to continue their pioneering research.
- Bristol researchers set to join leading experts at COP28 as world ‘stands on edge of burning bridge’ to tackle climate change 23 November 2023 A team of University of Bristol experts are poised to join the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will hold the world to account in addressing humanity’s most urgent and ambitious challenge.
- Chemistry student completes awe-inspiring three marathons in three days for charity 23 November 2023 A University of Bristol student who undertook an immense challenge of running three marathons in three consecutive days, despite never running a single marathon before, has raised a staggering £7,500 for charity.
- University of Bristol joins innovative therapeutic drug discovery partnership 22 November 2023 The University of Bristol has joined the Evotec beLAB1407 BRIDGE Partnership, an innovative venture aiming to advance new therapeutic drug discoveries.
- Professor Sir Eric Thomas, 1953-2023 22 November 2023 Professor Sir Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol from 2001 to 2015, died in November 2023 at the age of 70. This is a tribute by Barry Taylor, a colleague and friend.
- Obesity may not be the only factor to link ultra-processed foods to higher risk of mouth, throat and oesophagus cancers 22 November 2023 Eating more ultra-processed foods (UPFs) may be associated with a higher risk of developing cancers of upper aerodigestive tract (including the mouth, throat and oesophagus), according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).