Mongoose sentinels respond flexibly to threats13 November 2014Just as soldiers on sentry duty constantly adjust their behaviour to match the current threat level, dwarf mongoose sentinels exhibit flexible decision-making in relation to predation risk, new research from the University of Bristol has shown.
New drug could protect the heart from damage following heart attack21 November 2014The deadliest form of heart attack is frequent with around 250,000 in the USA and about 60,000 in the UK per year. A collaborative team of researchers have been awarded £1 million to accelerate the development of a new drug able to protect the heart from these attacks in the latest round of Biomedical Catalyst funding announced yesterday [Thursday 20 November] by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK.
‘Midwich Experiment’ to teach students about the brain in brand new format21 November 2014A classic British film about teenagers who can read and control minds is the inspiration for ‘The Midwich Experiment’, an immersive theatre experience designed to teach secondary school students about the brain and cognitive enhancement, funded by a £30,000 Wellcome Trust People Award.
Bringing Africa to Bristol19 November 2014This week, Bristol will play host to one of the largest annual gatherings of experts in African archaeology.
Discussing the future of global security19 November 2014Academics and staff from the diplomatic, defence and development sectors will come together in Bristol this week to discuss current global security issues.
Defect detection system wins top prize14 November 2014A system which enables automated detection of defects across a range of structures emerged as the winner of the 2014 New Enterprise Competition – the University of Bristol’s answer to Dragon’s Den.