Bristol citizens in driving seat for urban regeneration project26 May 2016People living in Bristol are set to benefit from a new UK research and innovation initiative that will put them in the driving seat to help improve the city’s health, well-being and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.
New Head for Bristol’s Vet School23 May 2016A veterinary surgeon who has experience across clinical, academic and commercial sectors, has been appointed as the new Head of the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences.
Bristol named as leading UK Smart City20 May 2016Bristol has been named as a leading UK Smart City in a Huawei report unveiled this week [17 May] at an event attended by Minster for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, MP.
Rapid rise of the Mesozoic sea dragons19 May 2016In the Mesozoic, the time of the dinosaurs, from 252 to 66 million years ago, marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs were top predators in the oceans. But their origins and early rise to dominance have been somewhat mysterious.
Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?19 May 2016An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact. People who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM), who are also infected with HIV, are key risk groups for HCV infection in UK.
Bristol Is Open wins Smart City Innovator Award18 May 2016Bristol Is Open, a joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, was awarded the global ‘Smart City Innovator’ award at the TM Forum Live! 2016 – Digital World Awards last week.
Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled17 May 2016A prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, which can change shape on-demand will be presented this week at one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers, ICRA 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden [16-21 May].
Animal welfare initiatives improves feather cover of cage-free laying hens16 May 2016Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a study from the AssureWel project by the University of Bristol, RSPCA and the Soil Association.
How to meet demand in bacterial ‘factories’13 May 2016The battle over bacterial resources is coming to an end, thanks to research from the University of Bristol. The study describes a new way to model productivity in bacteria used as mini-factories to produce valuable biological components such as insulin or new man-designed proteins.
£930,000 to develop new smoking cessation aids13 May 2016Chemists at the University of Bristol have been awarded £930,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop potential new aids to help smokers stop smoking.
Students explore urban landscapes at the RWA 12 May 2016A new exhibition of urban landscapes from the Royal West of England Academy’s (RWA’s) collection, selected by Masters students from the University of Bristol, opens next Thursday [19 May].
New innovations to combat resistant infections12 May 2016Two scientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded prestigious research grants to develop novel technologies that will help fight the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Colour constancy in chickens
11 May 2016Chickens can find the correct colour in redder lighting conditions, researchers from Lund University and the University of Bristol have found. Their study indicates that – like us – chickens have colour constancy (a feature of the colour perception system which ensures that the perceived colour of objects remains relatively constant under varying illumination conditions).
An enzyme enigma discovered in the abyss11 May 2016Scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Newcastle have uncovered the secret of the ‘Mona Lisa of chemical reactions’ – in a bacterium that lives at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
It is hoped the discovery could lead to the development of new antibiotics and other medical treatments.
Research on origins of life wins Three Minute Thesis prize10 May 2016PhD researcher Sam Briggs successfully summed up his research into the chemical origins of life to win the University of Bristol’s Three Minute Thesis competition, which challenges postgraduate students to present years of work that go into a PhD thesis in just three minutes.
New way of growing crystals discovered10 May 2016A new way to grow crystals has been discovered by researchers at the University of Bristol. The work is described in an article published in Nature Communications this week.
‘Facebook’ for mathematical functions aims to solve Riemann’s hypothesis10 May 2016A solution to the greatest unresolved problem in pure mathematics – Riemann’s hypothesis – could be coming closer, thanks to a remarkable international collaboration involving mathematicians from the University of Bristol and University of Warwick, part-funded by a £2.24million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
New research could help would-be A&E attendees9 May 2016New research funded by the British Red Cross and carried out by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol aims to discover what information will help people know what to do and where to go when a person is unwell.
How will people interact with technology in the future?9 May 2016New research that discusses how people will interact with technology in the future will be presented this week at one of the world’s most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, ACM CHI 2016, in San Jose, USA [7-12 May].