Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen15 December 2017Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research involving researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and local hospitals, and led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Catherine Walker, 1959-201713 December 2017Catherine Walker, former Undergraduate Admissions Officer/Head of Undergraduate Admissions, has died aged 58. Claire Powell, Enquiries Manager, Student Marketing, offers a remembrance.
Transatlantic collaboration examines the legacies of slavery 13 December 2017Bristol has become the first university in England to join Universities Studying Slavery (USS), a multi-institutional collaboration based at University of Virginia dedicated to furthering the study of slavery’s legacy and wider historical and contemporary race inequalities.
Teenagers with incontinence are at risk of underachieving at secondary school12 December 2017Continence problems are among the most common paediatric health problems. It's commonly believed that continence problems resolve with age in all children. However, severe incontinence in childhood can persist into adolescence. New research has found teenagers with incontinence are at greater risk of underachieving academically, and need more support to remove barriers so they can reach their academic potential.
Major funding boost for internationally-recognised healthcare research centres11 December 2017Three interdisciplinary research consortia, including the University of Bristol's SPHERE project, have been allocated more than £11 million to continue healthcare sensing systems research that is revolutionising how we identify and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases, diagnose and manage lung diseases, and recognise and solve emerging health and wellbeing issues in the home environment.
Twitter can reveal our shared mood11 December 2017In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed mood indicators in text from 800 million anonymous messages posted on Twitter. These tweets were found to reflect strong patterns of positive and negative moods over the 24-hour day.
Pop-up shop celebrates suffrage centenary11 December 2017A special Christmas pop-up shop, featuring artwork and gifts made by local women, is being held in Bristol this week to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage.
Student Awards 2017 celebrate ‘exceptional’ achievements8 December 2017Having left school at 13 with no qualifications and a reading age of seven, Joshua Greenidge thought a university education was beyond his reach – until he saw a YouTube video about an access course at the University of Bristol.
Pippa Middleton supports BHF Christmas Appeal to help fight congenital heart disease6 December 2017British Heart Foundation (BHF) Ambassador Pippa Middleton paid young heart patients a surprise visit after pledging her support for the charity's Christmas Appeal, spending yesterday morning [Tuesday 4 December] at the paediatric cardiac ward at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital to cheer up patients and listen to the many inspirational stories of young people living with a heart condition
Research reveals how cells rebuild after division4 December 2017University of Bristol research has revealed how cells rebuild their nucleus and organise their genome when they divide – a discovery which could have major implications for understanding cancer and degeneration.
Bristol study resolves dispute about the origin of animals30 November 2017New research led by the University of Bristol has resolved evolutionary biology’s most-heated debate, revealing it is the morphologically simple sponges, rather than the anatomically complex comb jellies, which represent the oldest lineage of living animals.
Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated30 November 2017The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [Friday 1 December].
Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than we thought29 November 2017A University of Bristol-led study has revealed new details about dinosaur feathers and enabled scientists to further refine what is potentially the most accurate depiction of any dinosaur species to date.
Biology and chemistry combine to generate new antibiotics28 November 2017Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with biology and chemistry, a team of scientists at the University of Bristol have generated a brand-new platform that will allow the production of desperately needed brand-new antibiotics.
Sound-shaping tech start-up wins £10,000 backing fund24 November 2017Metasonics, a revolutionary sound technology company founded by two University of Bristol academics as a joint venture with the University of Sussex, has won this year’s New Enterprise Competition [NEC] and £10,000 funding.