Giant leap for Bristol student starring in new TV show16 August 2017A Bristol PhD student has made the cut for a brand-new TV programme to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut. The programme, called Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes? will air on BBC Two on Sunday [20th August] at 9pm.
Dr Christopher Sherwin, 1962-201716 August 2017Dr Christopher Sherwin, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Veterinary School before his retirement in 2012, died on 18 July. His colleague Mike Mendl offers a tribute.
The origin of the chloroplast 14 August 2017A new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed new light on the origin, timing and habitat in which the chloroplast first evolved.
The critical point in breaking the glass problem14 August 2017Famously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique.
Edinburgh show highlights stress among GPs14 August 2017PreScribed (a life written for me) opens in Edinburgh this week and explores the alarming statistic that one in five practising GPs suffer from chronic stress and anxiety.
Calling all dads…let’s talk 14 August 2017Talking about the highs, and understanding the lows, of being a dad is the theme of a new project led by an inter-disciplinary team of academics from the University of Bristol.
The biology of colour 9 August 2017Colouration is a vitally important biological trait because it is involved in individual survival and with reproduction through camouflage, warning colouration, mate choice, social signalling, thwarting parasitism, as well as thermoregulation.
The children of the Children of the 90s turn 10!2 August 2017For over 25 years, Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol has been charting the lives of 14,5000 people born in the early 1990s in the greater Bristol area. Thanks to the amazing commitment of these research volunteers, scientists have made important discoveries that are helping treat and prevent ill health around the world.
Evolution of fan worm eyes 1 August 2017Scientists examining the multiple eyes found on the tentacles of fan worms have discovered they evolved independently from their other visual systems, specifically to support the needs of their lifestyle.
Launch of Bristol Medical School marks new era for medical education 1 August 2017The University of Bristol will launch the Bristol Medical School today [Tuesday 1 August]. This marks a new era for medical research and education in the West of England. Comprising around 1,330 students and 900 staff, the Bristol Medical School will provide a home for researchers, teachers and students, who through research and teaching will improve the health of individuals and populations locally, nationally and internationally.
Bristol’s brilliant archaeology 27 July 2017The University of Bristol’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology will be taking part in the ‘Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology’ event on Saturday, July 29 at Blaise Castle House Museum in Henbury from 11am to 4pm.
Bristol researcher wins prestigious diabetes research award26 July 2017A University of Bristol researcher whose own family has been affected by diabetes has just been awarded £587,237 from leading charity Diabetes UK to find out why people with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop some cancers.
New Virtual Drive Test method improves cellular and internet connection25 July 2017When purchasing a new car, customers demand high-quality cellular and internet access. No matter how good the car, poor wireless communications are no longer accepted and the introduction of connected and driverless cars is increasing the need for strong wireless performance. New research by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, has developed a new Virtual Drive Testing (VDT) method that is reliable, cost-effective and a repeatable alternative to physical drive tests.
New discovery could reverse tissue damage caused by heart attacks25 July 2017A new discovery by University of Bristol scientists helps to explain how cells which surround blood vessels, called pericytes, stimulate new blood vessels to grow with the hormone ‘leptin’ playing a key role. Leptin is produced by fat cells which helps to regulate energy balance in the body by inhibiting the appetite. This study, described in Scientific Reports, may have important implications for the treatment of heart attacks and also for cancer, the two main killers in the UK.
Why is our food supply under threat?25 July 2017An art and science exhibition that highlights how our food supply is under threat due to human activity has opened at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
Bristol academic elected Fellow of the British Academy21 July 2017Professor Tariq Modood, Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and founding Director of the University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.