Guidance materials issued for using medical recordings5 December 2011New advice and guidance on making and using clinical healthcare recordings for learning and teaching will be launched today [Monday 5 December]. The materials have been created by a collaboration of cross-sector organisations and individuals, including the University of Bristol, the General Medical Council (GMC), Wellcome Trust, Institute for Medical Illustrators and Newcastle University.
Researchers capture the beauty of science in unique works of art5 December 2011Fluorescent tissue cells, zebrafish and neuronal cells in the brain are just some of a selection of winning images inspired by complex scientific procedures that help bring the medical sciences to life for this year’s Art of Science Competition.
EURO 2012 could hit school exam results2 December 2011School students who take their GCSEs during a major international football tournament – such as the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championship – get worse exam results than they would in a football-free summer. That is the central finding of new research published by the University of Bristol.
Festive fundraising2 December 2011Support services teams on the second floor of Senate House have been competing for the best-decorated office in the run-up to Christmas, and raising money for the NSPCC in the process.
Prize success for Bristol historians2 December 2011Three historians from the University of Bristol are celebrating success in the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, awarded by the Wiener Library, London.
International media coverage for Bristol butterflies research1 December 2011Research by Dr James Buckley in the School of Biological Sciences which found that the Brown Argus butterfly is successfully expanding its distribution northwards in the UK was covered by the Times, Telegraph and other media around the world.
A change of heart?30 November 2011Academics from the Bristol Heart Institute will discuss the emergence of regenerative medicine in modern medical care at a public lecture this Friday [December 2].
Innovative new campaign puts Bristol on the map30 November 2011The iconic image of Bristol’s Suspension Bridge has been transformed into an interactive advertising campaign. Bristol University’s new awareness initiative is winning plaudits for its innovative design – thought to be the first in the country to incorporate QR codes in this way.
Children of the 90s teams up with M Shed30 November 2011The University of Bristol's Children of the 90s will be hosting a free art exhibition at M Shed on Saturday 3 December to launch ‘Children of the 90s art online’.
Bristol human rights centre to hold event in Cairo30 November 2011The University’s Human Rights Implementation Centre is holding a high-profile event this weekend in Cairo, Egypt, on the role of national human rights institutions in times of conflict.
British butterfly is evolving to respond to climate change30 November 2011As global temperatures rise and climatic zones move polewards, species will need to find different environments to prevent extinction. New research, published today in the journal Molecular Ecology, has revealed that climate change is causing certain species to move and adapt to a range of new habitats.
Chemistry outreach project reaches France29 November 2011Three postgraduate chemistry students from Bristol University took the popular ChemLabS project abroad to Amiens in France to educate 150 local school children about the subject.
Gene study shows how rising temperatures affect plant growth28 November 2011The molecular mechanism which makes some plants grow more rapidly when the temperature rises has been identified by researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
Scientists identify area that could sever communication between brain and heart in disease28 November 2011A team of neuroscientists and anaesthetists, who have been using pioneering techniques to study how the brain regulates the heart, has identified a crucial part of the nervous system whose malfunction may account for an increased risk of death from heart failure. The findings, published online (ahead of print) in the Journal of Physiology, could lead to more targeted therapies to help reduce serious illness and death in cardiovascular disease.
Bristol researchers to help tackle the global problem of antibiotic resistance25 November 2011Antibiotic resistance has become an escalating health issue that threatens our ability to control bacterial infections. To help tackle this global health problem an international collaboration, comprising researchers from the UK and Canada, has been awarded around £4.5 million to develop new strategies for treating ‘superbugs’.
How bats ‘hear’ objects in their path24 November 2011By placing real and virtual objects in the flight paths of bats, scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Munich have shed new light on how echolocation works. Their research is published today in Behavioural Processes.
Study identifies why UK’s most needy parents are not using early years services24 November 2011It is widely recognised that parent and toddler groups provide support while also improving life-chances for children from low-income families. However, new research from the University of Bristol has found that nearly a quarter of mothers’ first-time visits to a group were so off-putting that they did not return to that group. One in five mothers then became afraid of attending any group.
Engineering academic elected a Fellow of the IEEE23 November 2011Professor Mario di Bernardo in the Department of Engineering Mathematics and a member of the Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Tom Troscianko, 1953-201122 November 2011Professor Tom Troscianko from the School of Experimental Psychology died on 16 November. Professor Iain Gilchrist pays tribute to an 'interdisciplinary vision researcher, inspiring teacher and colleague'.
Why can't we talk about immigration?21 November 2011Immigration, one of the most hotly contested issues in British politics and public debate in recent years, will be the focus of a free public lecture hosted by the University of Bristol this week [24 Nov].