French Ambassador visits the South West Nuclear Hub31 May 2018The French Ambassador to the UK, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, visited the South West Nuclear Hub recently for the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between the University of Bristol and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (Arts et Métiers).
Scientists discover world’s oldest lizard fossil30 May 2018An international team of paleontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, have identified the world’s oldest lizard, providing key insight into the evolution of modern lizards and snakes.
Professional award for Social Sciences cleaner29 May 2018Ji Ji Kurian, Cleaning Operative at the University’s Social Sciences Complex, was runner-up in the ‘Cleaning Operative of the Year’ awards at the annual British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE) conference in May.
Mongooses remember and reward helpful friends28 May 2018Dwarf mongooses remember previous cooperative acts by their groupmates and reward them later, according to new work by University of Bristol researchers, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
Exploring the role of Indian suffragettes25 May 2018In 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 rest25 May 2018Palaeontologists 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 trials25 May 2018The 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.
Liz Roberts, 1979-201824 May 2018Liz Roberts, Graduate Administration Manager, has passed away at the age of 38. Caroline Falzon, School Education Manager and Emma Dowman, PGCE Administration Manager, offer a remembrance.
How do you build a house on Mars?17 May 2018A 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.
New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking
17 May 2018A 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 number of cigarettes smoked per day. These results were consistent in both men and women.
Special issue of Royal Society magazine highlights scale of oceanic change16 May 2018The 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.
Bristol and TM Forum form Digital Futures partnership16 May 2018TM Forum, the industry association driving digital business transformation, has announced [Tuesday 15 May] a partnership with the University of Bristol that will help the University to develop its Institute of Digital Futures with industry-endorsed technical specifications using TM Forum's Open Digital Architecture, APIs and Lab.