Risk of hospital admissions could be reduced with better general practice strategies 25 October 2016 Hospital admission rates are 55 per cent higher in some areas than in others because of a greater prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism, dementia and socioeconomic deprivation.
- SPHERE project wins MRC award 27 October 2016 Bristol is one of six universities to receive a Momentum award from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to develop the UK’s research base in dementia science.
- Bristol chemistry researchers win Philip Leverhulme Prizes 27 October 2016 Two researchers in the School of Chemistry have been awarded 2016 Philip Leverhulme Prizes in recognition of their early-career achievements and exceptional promise.
- Workers and farmers find social sustainability gains in organic farming 25 October 2016 New research from the University of Bristol has found that embracing organic farming methods can bring gains in social sustainability, and benefits for farmers and workers.
- Simple forms of life are quick to colonise new 'desert' landscapes created by shrinking Arctic ice 25 October 2016 A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Leeds collected soils from an ‘alien-like’ post-glaciation landscape in the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard, which had only recently been uncovered after several thousand year old ice had melted away.
- Encouraging behaviour change in laboratories 25 October 2016 Taking responsibility for small routine tasks, such as unplugging equipment and shutting fume hoods reduces environmental impact of laboratories.
- Towards better metallic glasses 25 October 2016 Researchers from the University of Bristol have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organise themselves into 3D pentagons they suppress crystallisation.
- Risk of hospital admissions could be reduced with better general practice strategies 25 October 2016 Hospital admission rates are 55 per cent higher in some areas than in others because of a greater prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism, dementia and socioeconomic deprivation.
- Man-made noise can affect how animals use information from scents 24 October 2016 Research by scientists at the University of Bristol has, for the first time, found that man-made noise can have a detrimental impact on an animal’s use of scent – putting them at greater risk of being attacked by predators.
- Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolution research 24 October 2016 Years of research on the evolution of ancient life, including the dinosaurs, have been questioned after a fatal flaw in the way fossil data is analysed was exposed by scientists from the universities of Reading and Bristol.
- The houseplant with a blueprint for improving energy harvesting 24 October 2016 For many people, nanotechnology belongs in the realm of science fiction. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Essex have solved the mystery of the blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias and have found that their chloroplasts have evolved a nanoscale light-trapping structure to help them survive in the darkness of the forest floor.