New kind of plant movement discovered in a carnivorous pitcher plant 5 October 2015 The traps of the carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes gracilis use heavy rain as a power source to drive a fast prey capture motion, new research from the University of Bristol has found. The findings are published today in the journal PNAS.
- Can osteoarthritis affect a dog’s mood? 6 October 2015 It is well known that osteoarthritis (OA) can have an emotional impact on humans but is this the case in dogs? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for dogs affected by the condition to take part in an arthritis and emotion study.
- Bristol bids to become the UK’s IoT capital as it wins prestigious EU award 6 October 2015 The University of Bristol is involved in two projects that will put Bristol at the leading edge of the smart city movement.
- Bristol to host international conference on sustainable livestock 6 October 2015 With one in seven humans undernourished and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater. The University of Bristol will host an international conference to discuss this issue early next year [12-15 January 2016].
- New kind of plant movement discovered in a carnivorous pitcher plant 5 October 2015 The traps of the carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes gracilis use heavy rain as a power source to drive a fast prey capture motion, new research from the University of Bristol has found. The findings are published today in the journal PNAS.
- Transmission of torque at small scales: the nanoclutch 5 October 2015 A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations – necessary for the creation of a tiny ’clutch’ operating at the nanoscale – has been assembled at the University of Bristol as part of an international collaboration.
- Bumper crop of Royal Society University Research Fellowships 5 October 2015 Four Bristol academics have been made Royal Society University Research Fellows.
- Bristol-led paper on cancer referral wins top GP journal award 5 October 2015 A study led by Bristol’s School of Social and Community Medicine has been named Research Paper of the Year by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
- Evidence confirms volcanic island collapses may trigger mega-tsunamis 2 October 2015 A pre-historical sudden collapse of one of the tallest and most active oceanic volcanoes on Earth — Fogo, in the Cape Verde Islands – triggered a mega-tsunami with waves impacting 220 metres (721 feet) above present sea level resulting in catastrophic consequences, according to a new University of Bristol study published today [02 Oct] in Science Advances.
- Classical art meets modern-day medicine in Robert Winston lecture 2 October 2015 Professor Lord Robert Winston will be going back to classical times to see what lessons we can learn for modern-day medicine when he gives a public lecture at the University of Bristol. Lord Winston, known for his IVF research and for presenting major BBC series, will examine classical works of art, revealing some of the surprising hidden - and not so hidden - stories in the paintings when he visits Bristol on Monday 12 October.
- Student reports new finds of a living fossil 2 October 2015 The coelacanth fish, found today in the Indian Ocean, is often called a ‘living fossil’ because its last ancestors existed about 70 million years ago and it has survived into the present – but without leaving any fossil remains younger than that time. Now, some much older coelacanth remains have been uncovered in a fossil deposit near Bristol by a student at the University of Bristol.