• On the outside looking in: the shared burden of domestic violence 19 February 2013 Domestic violence is experienced by one in four British women during their lifetime, and has profound physical and mental health consequences. Adult friends or relatives of a woman in an abusive relationship may be aware of the situation, either because the survivor has spoken to them about it, or because they have noticed behaviours that concern them. However, there is a lack of research looking at the consequences of this awareness on the health and wellbeing of the woman’s supportive network – we simply don’t know what the toll is on the adult friends and family members.
  • Chemistry professor receives prestigious meteorological award 19 February 2013 Professor Dudley Shallcross, from the School of Chemistry, has been awarded the Royal Meteorological Society’s Adrian Gill Award for 2012.
  • Chocolate business to help asylum seekers among award-winning ideas 18 February 2013 A project to fund education for asylum seekers in Bristol through making chocolate is just one of the socially conscious business ideas which have been awarded vital funding to help them grow.
  • New insight into dogs' fear responses to noise 18 February 2013 A study by academics from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol has gained new insight into domestic dogs’ fear responses to noises.
  • £20 million scheme underway to boost student accommodation 18 February 2013 A £20.7 million building scheme is underway to transform accommodation at the University of Bristol’s halls of residence in Stoke Bishop. New self-catering townhouses and apartment blocks will create an additional 327 bedrooms as part of Hiatt Baker Hall, plus a new transport hub and improved facilities.
  • Annual RAG procession kick-starts fundraising extravaganza 15 February 2013 An eye-catching parade of floats, performers and unusual vehicles will take to the streets of Bristol tomorrow [16 February] as students from the University of Bristol get their annual fundraising week underway in style.
  • How flooding affected the life of Richard III 15 February 2013 The Battle of Bosworth Field may never have occurred if Henry Tudor’s first attempt to seize the throne from Richard III, two years earlier, hadn’t been thwarted by the inclement weather of October 1483, a researcher investigating historical sea floods at the University of Bristol has discovered.
  • Scientists find calcium is the initial trigger in our immune response to healing 14 February 2013 For the first time scientists studying the cellular processes underlying the body’s response to healing have revealed how a flash of calcium is the very first step in repairing damaged tissue. The findings, published in Current Biology, could lead to new therapies that speed up the healing process following injury or surgery.
  • Cracking the semantic code 13 February 2013 Half of a word's meaning is simply a three dimensional summary of the rewards associated with it, according to an analysis of millions of blog entries undertaken by researchers from the University of Bristol and published today in PLoS ONE.
  • Boeing awards scholarships to engineering students 13 February 2013 Two undergraduate students at the University of Bristol have been awarded scholarships by the Boeing Company for their outstanding academic performance in the fields of Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • Memorial service for student climber killed on Ben Nevis 13 February 2013 A memorial service is to be held in Bristol Cathedral for 22-year-old Ben St Joseph, the Bristol student killed on Ben Nevis.
  • Bristol Poetry Institute announces competition winners 13 February 2013 The Bristol Poetry Institute held its inaugural Poetry Competition for Young Poets (aged 16-19) this autumn. Over fifty entries, received from schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, were considered by the judges.
  • Chinese culture comes to life at special gala performance 13 February 2013 Chinese New Year celebrations will continue in Bristol this weekend as students from the University of Bristol put on a vibrant performance to showcase Chinese culture. Around 20 members of the Bristol Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Bristol CSSA) will present a Chinese New Year Gala Performance on Saturday [16 February] at the Victoria Rooms.
  • The wind in the willows 13 February 2013 Wetland trees are a significant overlooked source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, according to a new study by researchers at The Open University and the Universities of Bristol and Oxford.
  • University Chancellor named in BBC Radio 4’s top five of country’s most powerful women 12 February 2013 The University’s Chancellor, The Rt Hon. The Baroness Hale of Richmond has been named in BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour top five of the UK’s most powerful women.
  • Bristol academic on BBC Radio 4's Inside Heath 12 February 2013 Professor Adam Finn of the School of Clinical Sciences will feature on tonight's BBC Radio 4's Inside Health.
  • Bristol academics comment about the Pope's resignation 12 February 2013 Gavin D'Costa, Professor in Catholic Theology, and George Ferzoco, a research fellow in the Department of Religion and Theology, have been interviewed by the media about the Pope's resignation.
  • Surgical trials centre to open in Bristol 12 February 2013 A new centre that will enable surgeons to learn more about how to deal with a range of conditions, assess new surgical techniques and discover surgical breakthroughs to help deliver better care to thousands of patients will open in Bristol.
  • Scientists invited to help put science in the news 11 February 2013 The British Science Association is inviting applications for its 2013 Media Fellowship scheme, which gives scientists with a chance to gain first-hand experience of how science is reported.
  • Study highlights link between poor welfare and meat quality 11 February 2013 A recent scientific study by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences has shown that pre-stun shocks in commercial broiler processing significantly affect carcase and meat quality as well as bird welfare.
  • China's Ambassador visits University 11 February 2013 China’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Xiaoming Liu, commended Bristol’s ‘exceptional scientific research’ during a visit to the University on Thursday [7 February].
  • Bristol set to INSPIRE the next generation of medical researchers 11 February 2013 Bristol’s two medical faculties have been awarded funding under a new initiative co-ordinated by the Academy of Medical Sciences to encourage medical and dental students to consider a research career.
  • How the pictures learnt to walk 11 February 2013 A digital touch-table that brings the experience of pre-cinema and early filmmaking back to cinema audiences and museum visitors has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, working in partnership with Aerian Studios.
  • 24 new genes for nearsightedness identified 10 February 2013 Scientists have discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia — an important cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide, which has no cure to date. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, reveal genetic causes of the trait, and this may help in finding a solution.
  • Hal Draper, 1951-2012 8 February 2013 Hal Draper, who died in December, was a well-known actor and comedian who worked for many years as a counsellor in the University’s Disability Services.
  • SETsquared puts Bristol students ahead of the game 8 February 2013 Students from Bristol University took part in a SETsquared-organised Student Enterprise Xing Workshop at the University of Surrey.
  • Could you fall in love with student volunteering? 8 February 2013 Students from across the University of Bristol will be sharing their love of volunteering by taking part in a national celebration of the positive difference they are making to their communities as part of Student Volunteering Week (SVW).
  • Dr Elizabeth Evans interviewed on this week's Sunday Politics show 8 February 2013 Dr Elizabeth Evans, Lecturer in Politics, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol will feature on this week’s [10 Feb] BBC One’s Sunday Politics programme on the use of open primaries in voting.
  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for Bristol professor 8 February 2013 The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has named Professor Philip Donoghue of the School of Earth Sciences as one of 25 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders.
  • A snapshot of Shanghai, past and present, marks Chinese New Year 7 February 2013 A unique collection of photographs, comparing modern-day Shanghai with a snapshot of the city portrayed in a guidebook from 1904, is being exhibited as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Bristol this weekend. The special pop-up exhibition, entitled ‘Darwent revisited: Shanghai then and now’, is being shown at Bristol Museum on Saturday [9 February] and at M Shed on Sunday. It promises to be a visual feast, showing how the world’s most populated city has changed over the past century.
  • £54 million Life Sciences building reaches new heights 7 February 2013 Work to create a £54 million world-class building for science research and teaching in the centre of Bristol has reached a major milestone. The concrete structure of the new University of Bristol’s Life Sciences building, which sits on the site of the Old Children’s Hospital at the top of St Michael’s Hill, was officially completed yesterday [Wednesday, 6 February]. Work to create a £54 million world-class building for science research and teaching in the centre of Bristol has reached a major milestone. The concrete structure of the new University of Bristol’s Life Sciences building, which sits on the site of the Old Children’s Hospital at the top of St Michael’s Hill, was officially completed yesterday [Wednesday, 6 February].
  • Bristol researcher brings Fireworks to the Old Commonwealth Museum 7 February 2013 An art installation developed at the University of Bristol comes to the Old Commonwealth Museum next week as part of In Between Time 13 (IBT13), an international festival of extraordinary theatre, live art, dance, opera, feasts, talks, parties and public art happening in venues and public spaces across Bristol.
  • University entrepreneur appointed business ambassador for Virgin 6 February 2013 An enterprise consultant at the University of Bristol has been chosen by Sir Richard Branson to be part of a new entrepreneurial initiative that aims to inspire more young people to start their own businesses.
  • Best of Bristol Lectures go digital as they return for a third series 5 February 2013 The most inspiring lecturers at the University of Bristol, as voted by students, will be sharing their wisdom with the public in a series of free lunchtime lectures. It will be the third series of the Best of Bristol Lectures, which are organised by students to give fellow students, university staff and members of the public a chance to experience the best teaching Bristol University has to offer.
  • Can you predict how a disease will spread in a population? 5 February 2013 New research has laid the foundation for a new generation of zoonotic disease spreading models, which could allow for more targeted prevention strategies.
  • Caring for dogs to reduce spread of parasite eggs harmful to humans 5 February 2013 New research has shown that dogs act as a major source of the parasite egg, Toxocara, which can potentially contaminate the public environment and infect humans.
  • A picture of health – what does good health and wellbeing look like? 4 February 2013 Students and staff at the University of Bristol are being invited to capture the essence of healthy living on camera for a new competition.
  • Review of Criminal Cases Review Commission reveals how innocent victims of wrongful convictions can still be failed 1 February 2013 A review of the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s (CCRC) effectiveness as the only gateway back to the Court of Appeal for convicted persons who have failed in their first appeal is published today [01 Feb].
  • Diabetes distresses bone marrow stem cells by damaging their microenvironment 31 January 2013 New research, led by academics in the School of Clinical Sciences and Bristol Heart Institute at the University of Bristol, has shown the presence of a disease affecting small blood vessels, known as microangiopathy, in the bone marrow of diabetic patients.
  • Scientists identify culprit in obesity-associated high blood pressure 31 January 2013 Obesity and its related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke are among the most challenging of today’s healthcare concerns. Together, they constitute the biggest killer in western society. New findings, published in Cell, have identified a target that could hold the key to developing safe therapies to treat obesity and its associated conditions.
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