Innovative research presented at world leading technology event11 March 2014Research on 5G mobile communications, e-health care and smart cities will be showcased by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s largest technology convention, CeBIT 2014, in Germany this week [Monday 10 to Friday 14 March].
Assessing the acoustics of Stonehenge10 March 2014Why did the builders of Stonehenge choose to transport giant bluestones hundreds of kilometres from Wales to Salisbury Plain? Dr George Nash from Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is involved in research which is taking a novel approach to solving the mystery.
GW4 launches research fund to tackle world’s grand challenges7 March 2014Academics from across GW4 – an alliance of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities – will get the chance to build new research communities focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest research challenges as part of a significant financial commitment from GW4.
How seeing the same GP helps your health7 March 2014Patients are more likely to raise a health problem with a doctor they’ve seen over time and have built-up a relationship with, new research has revealed. The insight comes as an increasing number of patients struggle to see the same GP.
Epigram celebrates 25 years of student journalism7 March 2014Epigram, the University of Bristol’s independent student-run paper, celebrates its 25th Anniversary on 7 March with an eight page supplement reflecting on the last quarter of a century.
£150,000 collaborations explore the Internet of Things6 March 2014Three new collaborations between University of Bristol academics and creative companies have been awarded £50,000 each as part of REACT Objects Sandbox, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded initiative to explore the interactions and experiences we have with our physical and virtual worlds.
Working pressures increase children attending nursery with respiratory tract infections6 March 2014Working parents are often caught between the needs of their sick child and their job, which can lead to continued day care use even when their child is ill. New research has found children going to nursery when they are unwell with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) may be an important factor in the spread of these illnesses in the community.
Livestock can produce food that is better for the people and the planet5 March 2014With 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. Eight strategies to cut the environmental and economic costs of keeping livestock, such as cows, goats and sheep, while boosting the quantity and quality of the food produced have been outlined by an international team of scientists.
Report reveals cancer drug divide4 March 2014Patients suffering from cancer in England are up to seven times more likely to be prescribed expensive cancer drugs than fellow sufferers in Wales, a new study assessing the impact of the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has revealed.
Bristol Doctoral College hosts Festival of Postgraduate Research3 March 2014On 21 February the Bristol Doctoral College hosted the first Festival of Postgraduate Research, introducing over 350 postgraduate researchers and University staff to some of the doctoral research taking place, and the support and development services available, at Bristol.