Pioneering treatment could help people with severe depression24 January 2011Pioneering neurosurgical treatment, a world first in Bristol, led by academics at the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust that very accurately targets brain networks involved in depression, could help people who suffer with severe and intractable depression.
Professor AW Brian Simpson, 1931-201121 January 2011Professor AW Brian Simpson, a Visiting Chair at the University’s School of Law, died on 10 January 2011. The School of Law offers this tribute.
Director of Cabot Institute appointed21 January 2011Professor Paul Bates has been appointed as the new Director of the Cabot Institute, a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Bristol focusing on all aspects of global environmental change.
Poetry community to celebrate Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam AHH’18 January 2011Figures such as former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion and novelist Alan Hollinghurst are among those scheduled to take part in a public reading of Alfred Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam AHH’, considered one of the great English poems of the 19th century.
Best friends can make a child more physically active17 January 2011Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research by academics in the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences within the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol have found.
Royal Astronomical Society honours Dr Wookey14 January 2011Dr James Wookey in the School of Earth Sciences is to receive the Royal Astronomical Society’s Fowler Award for his research into the properties of the Earth's deep interior.
When continents formed13 January 2011A new way to calculate the age of the Earth’s crust has been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of St Andrews.
Spring at the Wickham Theatre13 January 2011A one-man parody of hard-boiled detective stories, a powerful drama about the Suffragette Movement and a public lecture on Brigitte Bardot are some of the highlights of the Spring 2011 season at the Wickham Theatre.
PhD student wins Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize13 January 2011Finn MacKay, a PhD student at the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, has won the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for her extensive work on tackling violence against women.
MicroRNAs could increase the risk of amputation in diabetics12 January 2011New research in the Regenerative Medicine Section of the School of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bristol have found one of the smallest entities in the human genome, micro-RNA, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have poor blood flow.
Scientists invited to try science journalism12 January 2011The British Science Association invites applications for its 2011 Media Fellowship scheme, which gives scientists an opportunity to experience science journalism from the other side of the fence.
Uncovering the secrets of pioneering doctors' gardens12 January 2011Funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust, Dr Clare Hickman of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology will investigate how surgeon John Hunter and vaccination pioneer Edward Jenner used their gardens to further their outstanding medical activities.
Bristol University trains scientists of tomorrow10 January 2011The University of Bristol, an international centre of excellence for the neurosciences, has been selected in a nationwide competition to host a new graduate programme in multidisciplinary neuroscience research.
MRC studentship for dental research project7 January 2011Dr Michele Barbour, Lecturer in Biomaterials Science, has been awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council PhD studentship for research into a new dental filling material.
New study evaluates different strategies for chlamydia screening6 January 2011Increasing the efficiency of partner notification is more cost effective in preventing the spread of chlamydia than increasing the coverage of primary screening in men, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in the BMJ.
Personal safety tips6 January 2011Following the recent murder of Joanna Yeates, police have put out advice asking members of the public to remain vigilant while they continue to investigate this tragic case.
Early menstruation linked to increased risk of depression4 January 2011Girls who begin menstruating at an early age are at greater risk of depressive symptoms and during their adolescence, according to new research by academics from the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge.