New discovery could be a major advance for understanding neurological diseases 13 February 2017 The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and dementia. The breakthrough, published in Nature Neuroscience, was made by scientists at the University of Bristol and the University of Central Lancashire. The findings will have far-reaching implications in many aspects of neuroscience and understanding how the brain works.
- Bristol and BT collaborate on massive MIMO trials for 5G wireless 24 February 2017 The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services.
- Celebrate Pancake Day in Tudor-style 24 February 2017 The traditions of Shrove Tuesday, dating back to Tudor times, will be brought to life at a special event in Easton next week.
- Complex prehistoric patterns discovered around site of ancient Welsh burial chamber 24 February 2017 A team of archaeologists, led by a researcher from the University of Bristol, has uncovered the remains of a possible Stonehenge-type prehistoric earthwork monument in a field in Pembrokeshire.
- Turning the lens on the BBC’s Natural History Unit 24 February 2017 A new Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project at the University of Bristol is looking at the world of wildlife filmmaking over the last twenty-five years. It focuses on the story of the world-famous BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, and the Unit’s wider cultural impact.
- Sue Yeo, 1955 - 2017 23 February 2017 Sue Yeo, who worked as a digital operator within Print Services, died on 10 January 2017. Her colleague Amanda Gallacher offers a tribute.
- New £15 million facility to boost engineering education in Bristol 22 February 2017 A new £15 million facility at the University of Bristol is set to boost the future of engineering education in Bristol, improving learning opportunities for students and creating more highly-skilled graduates.
- Bristol partners with Grenoble Institute of Technology on nuclear science 22 February 2017 The University has formalised an agreement to collaborate with the Institut National de Physique de Grenoble (INP) on research and education in nuclear science.
- New study gives weight to Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’ 22 February 2017 A team of researchers from the University of Bristol studying the ‘living fossil’ Sphenodon - or tuatara - have identified a new way to measure the evolutionary rate of these enigmatic creatures, giving credence to Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’.
- University of Bristol student wins national surgery competition 21 February 2017 Scalpels were drawn in the national surgical skills competition run by Britain's oldest Royal Surgical College.
- Dr Gordon Reece, 1940-2017 21 February 2017 Dr Gordon Reece from the Department of Engineering Mathematics passed away recently. Monica Berry and Alan Champneys share this remembrance.