Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells 24 March 2017 Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells. The team, from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, were able to manufacture red blood cells in a more efficient scale than was previously possible.
- Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells 24 March 2017 Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells. The team, from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, were able to manufacture red blood cells in a more efficient scale than was previously possible.
- Reaction to Supreme Court decision on minimum income immigration rule 24 March 2017 Academics from the University of Bristol’s newly formed Institute for Migration and Mobility Studies have expressed disappointment at last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court which decided the minimum income immigration rule is lawful.
- Engineers ping pong in aid of Comic Relief 24 March 2017 Engineers from the University of Bristol are getting ready to don their red noses and ping pong in aid of Comic Relief.
- Is there a link between telomere length and cancer? 23 March 2017 Telomeres are regions of repetitive DNA at the end of human chromosomes, which protect the end of the chromosome from damage. Whilst shorter telomeres are hypothesized biological markers of older age and have been linked to many diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases, whether these associations are causal is unknown.
- Ground-breaking fossilised tissue reveals the gradual evolution of crouched legs in birds 22 March 2017 Living birds have a more crouched leg posture compared to their dinosaurian ancestors, which generally are thought to have moved with straighter limbs - similar to the postures of humans.
- Dr Claire Haworth wins Spearman Medal for outstanding research in psychology 22 March 2017 Dr Claire Haworth, Reader in Behavioural Genetics and co-director of the Dynamic Genetics Lab, has been awarded the 2017 Spearman Medal from the British Psychological Society.
- Nobel Prize winner installed as Chancellor of the University of Bristol 22 March 2017 Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former President of the Royal Society, will today [22 March] be installed as Chancellor of the University of Bristol.
- Scientists look to AI for help in peer review 21 March 2017 Peer review is a cornerstone of the scientific publishing process but could artificial intelligence help with the process? Computer scientists from the University of Bristol have reviewed how state-of-the-art tools from machine learning and artificial intelligence are already helping to automate parts of the academic peer-review process.
- Researchers to create biomimetic forebrain for 3D-printed robot hands 21 March 2017 A team of researchers is to develop a biomimetic forebrain for controlling 3D-printed robot hands with a sense of touch. They aim to create a biomimetic forebrain based on computer modelling of a mammal’s neural system that communicates touch in humans and animals, and use this to perform general manipulation tasks in robots.
- Bristol students to get a unique view on Monteverdi 21 March 2017 Bristol Plays Music and the University of Bristol are joining forces to present a unique symposium on Renaissance music and the life and work of the composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643).