Earliest evidence of reproduction in a complex organism 3 August 2015 How some of the first complex organisms on Earth – possibly some of the first animals to exist – reproduced has been identified in a new study of 565 million-year-old fossils by researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford.
- University receives garden design award for Life Sciences external realm 4 August 2015 The University celebrated the official opening of the external realm of the Life Sciences Building last week, and received an award in recognition of excellence in garden design from the Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS).
- Elizabeth Blackwell Early Career fellow awarded Medical Research Council clinical fellowship 4 August 2015 Adam Chambers, a higher surgical trainee in the East Midlands Deanery and a recent Elizabeth Blackwell Clinical Primer fellow, has been awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
- Dr Christopher Holmes, 1953-2015 4 August 2015 Dr Christopher Holmes, a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1984 to 2007, died recently. Professor Chris Paraskeva, former PhD student Dr Jim Houlihan, and other friends and colleagues offer their tributes.
- Biochemist announced as winner of BBC science writing competition 4 August 2015 Emily Coyte, an assistant teacher from the School of Biochemistry, is one of the winners of an international science writing competition run in conjunction with BBC Focus magazine.
- Dr Sarah Ayres to chair Political Studies Association Research Commission 4 August 2015 Dr Sarah Ayres from the School for Policy Studies has been appointed as chair of the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) new Research Commission to investigate how informal governance in shaping devolution in English cities.
- Two new epigenetics grants to study how early life experiences affect health 4 August 2015 Two researchers from the School of Social and Community Medicine have been awarded grants as part of £3 million project to study the impact of early life experiences on lifelong health.
- University of Bristol appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor 4 August 2015 The University of Bristol has appointed Dr Erik Lithander as its new Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Student Recruitment. Dr Lithander, currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Outreach) at The Australian National University, Australia's leading research institution located in Canberra, will take up the post on 1 February.
- Earliest evidence of reproduction in a complex organism 3 August 2015 How some of the first complex organisms on Earth – possibly some of the first animals to exist – reproduced has been identified in a new study of 565 million-year-old fossils by researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford.
- Scientists identify trouble spot in brain linked to learning difficulties in Down syndrome 3 August 2015 New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome. In a paper published in Nature Neuroscience, scientists from the University of Bristol and UCL suggest the findings could be used to inform future therapies which normalise the function of disrupted brain networks in the condition.
- New Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine 3 August 2015 Sarah Purdy, Professor of Primary Care in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, has been appointed Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine.