Deglacial changes in western Atlantic Ocean circulation27 July 2018A new study carried out by an international team of researchers, using the chemistry of ocean sediments has highlighted a widespread picture of Atlantic circulation changes associated with rapid climate change in the past.
Classic fossil site re-explored in undergraduate project26 July 2018Aust Cliff near Bristol has been known as a rich fossil site since the 1820s. Since then, thousands of people have visited this spectacular location on the banks of the Severn, and collected fossils of ancient sharks and sea dragons.
Come and experience the high-tech healthcare house of the future26 July 2018With an ageing population, the UK’s healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges. SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment) and We The Curious have partnered together to create a 21st century house that will reveal the technology behind the healthcare of the future and explain the role of pioneering local people who have shaped the research and tested the technology in their own homes.
Patients undergoing hip replacement may be at lower risk of infection with better optimisation before surgery and certain types of operation25 July 2018Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after hip replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those with chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes and a higher body mass index are at increased risk of having the joint replacement redone (known as revision) due to infection. The research also showed that some patients are at risk of early infection whilst others are more prone to late infection after hip replacement.
China’s “livestock revolution” demands “new transition”
24 July 2018Demand for animal protein and increasing wealth fuelled a tripling in the domestic production of livestock in China between 1980 and 2010, and the rise, despite some improvements in efficiencies at the farm level, had significant impacts on environmental sustainability, nationally and globally.
Depression and antidepressants are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism24 July 2018In the first review of its kind, new research has found that depression and the use of antidepressants are each associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The study led by academics from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol has also shown that each of the various classes of antidepressant medications are associated with an increased risk of VTE.
Leading universities unite to strengthen UK aerospace sector23 July 2018The University of Bristol is a founding member of a national consortium of leading aerospace universities that will provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement to the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.
Sculpting to interpret climate change 23 July 2018An intriguing new exhibition using rocks to represent different aspects and interpretations of climate change will be on display at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, from Wednesday 25 July.
New insights into plants’ conquest of land 19 July 2018The Earth is filled with diverse and remarkable plant forms from the tallest redwoods that pierce forest canopies, to the smallest mosses that blanket the ground underfoot.
Bristol volcanologist awarded prestigious Royal Medal 19 July 2018One of the world’s leading authorities on volcanology and risk associated with natural hazards, Sir Stephen Sparks, Professor of Geology at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a Royal Medal from The Royal Society.
Secular countries can expect future economic growth, confirms new study18 July 2018New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate around the link between secularisation and economic growth. The study, published in Science Advances, has shown that a decline in religion influences a country's future economic prosperity.
Depression during pregnancy rises in a generation17 July 2018Anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy have risen by 51 per cent within a generation according to findings from a major study by the University of Bristol published last week [Friday 13 July].