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From bench to bedside: new research centre to benefit humans, animals and the environment 9 June 2016 A new national centre, unique in the UK and Europe, that will take research out of the laboratory and closer to the bedside to ensure more patients worldwide can access ground-breaking treatments as quickly as possible will be officially opened today [Thursday 9 June].
  • Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public 30 June 2016 Dementia experts in Bristol are holding a free public meeting on Monday 4 July to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of the condition. The meeting will involve short talks from dementia experts from scientific, medical, technological and legal backgrounds, all of whom are working to improve the lives of people living with the condition.
  • Crystal movement under Mount St Helens may have indicated 1980 eruption was likely 29 June 2016 A study of how crystals moved in magma under the Mount St Helens volcano before the 1980 eruption may have signalled that an eruption was probable. Scientists say that similar measurements may indicate the possibility of eruption in some other, well-studied volcanoes, but caution that this is not a technique which could be applied to every volcano.
  • Looking at nature with an engineer’s eye 29 June 2016 Dr Rob Malkin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol has been awarded this year’s British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture 2016 for his work in bio-acoustic inspired technology.
  • Funding awarded to investigate testing of complex cyber-physical systems 29 June 2016 T&VS, a leader in the software test and hardware verification domains, will work with the University of Bristol to develop new engineering methods to test software that controls cyber-physical systems (CPS) thanks to funding from Innovate UK.
  • Hospital-at-home is a safe alternative to hospital admission for elderly patients 29 June 2016 When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E are a viable option say NIHR-funded researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of England (UWE Bristol).
  • Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber 28 June 2016 Two new specimens of tiny bird wings trapped in amber from rocks have been uncovered in China. The fossil wings seem to have come from baby birds that got trapped in the sticky sap of tropical trees 100 million years ago.
  • New app designed to make students more streetwise about their health 27 June 2016 A new app called 'ESC Student' will be launched at the Student Health Association Conference in Leeds today [27 June] as part of a wider campaign to help improve student health and increase health literacy among young people.
  • Winners of the 2016 Green Impact Awards announced 24 June 2016 The University of Bristol celebrated its latest environmental achievements at the 2016 Green Impact Awards ceremony on 23 June. Awards were given to both individuals and teams who have reduced their environmental impact or encouraged sustainable behaviours through practical projects and initiatives.
  • Statement: UK votes to leave the EU 24 June 2016 The University of Bristol recognises that leaving the European Union will create significant uncertainty for all UK universities, particularly around the mobility of staff and students, the funding of research and our international partnerships.
  • University to celebrate the achievements in women in engineering 23 June 2016 Forty secondary school students will be at the University of Bristol today [Thursday 23 June] building coding machines to send secret messages to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day (NWED).

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