Networking goes quantum12 December 2018A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol recognised in second Life Sciences Sector Deal 12 December 2018Life sciences is a sector that operates at the cutting-edge of technological developments and last week [7 December] the second Life Sciences Sector Deal was announced. The Great West region, including the University of Bristol, was recognised in the report for its flourishing life science industry, due to its collaboration between more established technology and digital businesses.
Tube travel linked to the spread of flu-like illnesses12 December 2018Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it’s never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London underground commute has proven a link does exist.
Bristol dental student crowned heat winner11 December 2018A final-year University of Bristol dental student has been crowned Bristol’s heat winner after competing in the nationwide Dental Clinical Skills Competition.
Celebrating 10 years of the Green Impact Awards6 December 2018Today the iconic Wills Memorial Building will be lit in green to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Green Impact Awards, a University of Bristol-born environmental initiative, which has gone on to have national impact, having been adopted by over 400 UK organisations.
Enhancing our vision of the past5 December 2018An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics.
£1 million donation to establish a 'living laboratory' for livestock4 December 2018A groundbreaking 'living laboratory' for livestock will be established at the Bristol Veterinary School thanks to a £1 million donation from the John Oldacre Foundation. The John Oldacre Centre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production will tackle the global challenge of ethical food security and train the next generation of vets and agriculturalists to help address the major issues facing agriculture.
What are the cost-effective implants in hip replacement surgery?4 December 2018New research led by the Hip Implant Prosthesis Study (HIPS) team at the University of Bristol Medical School has shown that small-head (less than 36 mm in diameter) cemented metal-on-plastic hip replacements are the most cost-effective in men and women older than 65 years. For adults younger than 65, small-head cemented ceramic-on-plastic hip replacements are more likely to be cost-effective. The study found no evidence that uncemented or hybrid hip replacements are cost-effective options, while large-head implant sizes (more than 36 mm) are also not cost-effective.
University of Bristol appoints new Registrar4 December 2018The University of Bristol has announced the appointment of Lucinda Parr as its new Registrar, responsible for leading its professional, educational, research, student and governance services.
Requests for emergency contraception could be an important sign of abuse4 December 2018Women who experience domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are more than twice as likely to seek emergency contraception as other women, according to a study by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded researchers at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London, suggesting that requests for emergency contraception could be an important sign of abuse.