Planning application for landmark new library is submitted6 February 2020The University of Bristol has submitted a planning application for its landmark new library, which will transform the heart of its Clifton campus and provide an architecturally significant new building for the city, along with improved external public spaces.
New research into how peace of mind can influence parents’ attitude to vaccines5 February 2020Many people experience peace of mind from getting their children vaccinated, according to new research from the University of Bristol. However, this benefit is currently being ignored when health bodies weigh up vaccine benefits to make decisions about whether or not to introduce vaccines or expand their coverage.
SETsquared Bristol celebrate record £58 million turnover30 January 2020SETsquared Bristol, the University of Bristol-led enterprise collaboration, is delighted to announce that its 80+ tech startup and scaleup members have collectively achieved record turnover revenues exceeding £58 million in 2019. In addition, its members, across 27 sectors, created 240 new jobs in the city region last year.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: #Drymester the safest approach29 January 2020Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to the most comprehensive review on the issue to date. The University of Bristol research published today [29 January] in the International Journal of Epidemiology, reviewed 23 published studies on the topic and found evidence that drinking in pregnancy could also lead to lower birthweight. The findings reinforce the UK Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines, as featured in the current #Drymester campaign, which is that abstaining from alcohol in all trimesters is the safest approach.
Researchers find drug used widely to treat eye condition has 'no benefit' 24 January 2020Researchers from the University of Bristol and University Hospital Southampton have found that a drug used widely to treat a common eye condition has “no benefit” and should no longer be used.
Eplerenone, which is primarily used to treat heart failure, is currently offered widely by ophthalmologists as a treatment for central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) based on limited clinical data.
Brilliant iridescence can conceal as well as attract23 January 2020A new study shows for the first time that the striking iridescent colours seen in some animals increase their chances of survival against predators by acting as a means of camouflage. Rather than reveal it seems these dynamically changing shades are used to conceal, according to the University of Bristol study published today [23 January] in Current Biology.
Launch of Bristol: Take Drugs Seriously 22 January 2020A series of ground-breaking events that aim to change the way we talk about drug use, policy and harm reduction launches in Bristol tomorrow [Thursday 23 January].
New research could reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death20 January 2020New research has shown that by changing the time course of voltage change early when the heart cell contracts it is possible to both withhold a potentially lethal electrical disturbance and improve the strength of cardiac contraction in heart failure at the same time.
XMM-Newton uses light echoes to map dynamic black hole 20 January 2020Material falling into a black hole throws X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used the reverberating echoes of this light to map the dynamic behaviour and surroundings of a black hole itself.
Patients needed for irritable bowel syndrome trial16 January 2020Patients in GP surgeries in Bristol are being invited to take part in a large trial of low-dose amitriptyline for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) led by researchers from the universities of Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.
Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults15 January 2020One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK.
Thinking of a canine companion? Bristol Vet School's UK Dog Project needs you!15 January 2020The University of Bristol's Veterinary School has launched a first-of-its-kind large-scale study into the lives of dogs and their owners. The UK Dog Project will take the first in-depth look into UK dog ownership as an overall journey, from those first thinking of bringing a canine companion into their home - right through to being well-seasoned dog owners.
Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located15 January 2020Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if an animal needs to move, animals that are unpatterned and use short, fast movements are less likely to be located by predators.
Animals reduce the symmetry of their markings to improve camouflage15 January 2020Some forms of camouflage have evolved in animals to exploit a loophole in the way predators perceive their symmetrical markings. The University of Bristol findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today [15 Jan], describe how animals have evolved to mitigate this defensive disadvantage in their colouration.
INITIATE is open for collaboration 15 January 2020Potential collaborators are invited to pitch ideas to INITIATE, an EPSRC-funded project, led by Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol, which is spearheading research into the future capabilities of the Internet.
Making Bristol a Living Wage City14 January 2020A coalition of employers in Bristol, including the University of Bristol, has been formally recognised by the Living Wage Foundation for their work to make Bristol a Living Wage City, the largest city in the UK to achieve this new status.
UK-led team paves the way for a cyber-secure future9 January 2020With more of the world’s businesses, governments and general population turning to online services, there has never been a more pressing need to understand and tackle the risk of cyber threats. That need is heightened by the historic lack of an authoritative, universally-agreed body of rigorously tested knowledge, prompting a global team of leading researchers to pool their expertise in a new, open source resource.
First patient for Parkinson’s disease trial recruited9 January 2020The first patient has been recruited for a UK-wide trial into tackling one of the most disabling complications of Parkinson's disease, led by the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol.
Catalytic protocells get zingy8 January 2020Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signalling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic and biological catalysts through an international collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of Padua in Italy.
Research Fellow wins Hind Rattan Award 20207 January 2020Dr Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma, Marie Curie Research Fellow in the School of Geographical Sciences, is to receive the Hind Rattan Award 2020 “for outstanding Services, Contributions and Achievements in the field of Environmental Science”.