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Preferences for manly men and feminine women linked to urbanization 22 September 2014 Preferences for highly masculine men and feminine women may emerge only in highly developed environments, according to new research from Brunel University London and the University of Bristol.
  • University of Bristol commits to delivery and legacy of European Green Capital 2015 23 September 2014 Today [23 September] marks the start of a 100 day countdown until Bristol becomes the European Green Capital 2015.
  • Preferences for manly men and feminine women linked to urbanization 22 September 2014 Preferences for highly masculine men and feminine women may emerge only in highly developed environments, according to new research from Brunel University London and the University of Bristol.
  • Lost protein could prevent hardening of the arteries 22 September 2014 Researchers have found that when the protein matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14) is reduced or lost, white blood cells, known as macrophages, become good and could prevent hardening of the arteries, rupture and sudden death.
  • Novel scheme delivers 5,000 books 22 September 2014 University of Bristol students will be immersed in the horrifying, tender and humorous world of Pigeon English this September, as 5,000 free books are given away in The Big Read.
  • University collaborates with At-Bristol on innovative Brain Lab workshops 22 September 2014 At-Bristol Science Centre, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust, in a UK first to lead an innovative and immersive series of workshops, using real human brain tissue to stimulate discussion about the social, ethical and legal issues around neuroscience and neuroscience research.
  • Dr Sutton appointed a University Research Fellow 22 September 2014 Dr Gregory Sutton, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Biological Sciences, is one of 43 UK academics to be appointed University Research Fellows for 2014 by the Royal Society.
  • Norman Higham OBE, 1924-2014 22 September 2014 Norman Higham, formerly the Librarian of the University of Bristol and a past President of the Library Association, has died at the age of 90. Jennifer Scherr and Dr Peter King offer an appreciation.
  • First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption 19 September 2014 New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol.
  • What does it really mean to be InTouch? 19 September 2014 A new tactile device created by award-winning Bristol-based design consultancy, Kinneir Dufort and the University of Bristol is exploring what it means to feel connected again in this disconnected, screen-focused world.
  • The future of connected objects unveiled at London Design Festival 18 September 2014 Talking taxidermy that brings to life the brutal history of the 'plume boom'; a magical object to connect speaker and listener via sound, light and touch; and a storyteller to help pupils learn about the difficult history of the slave trade will be unveiled at Christies in London today as part of the London Design Festival.

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