The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Brain’s connections which keep related memories distinct from each other, identified in new study Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol are a step closer to understanding how the connections in our brain which control our episodic memory work in sync to make some memories stronger than others. The findings, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveal a previously unsuspected division of memory function in the pathways between two areas of the brain, and suggest that certain subnetworks within the brain work separately, to enhance the distinctiveness of memories.
New project aims to improve diversity in arts and humanities research How universities and black and minority ethnic communities* work together will be the focus of a new UK-wide project. Common Cause is a new collaborative arts and humanities initiative will map routes to greater inclusion that enable the UK’s diverse population to fully participate in research and collaborations.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Brain’s connections which keep related memories distinct from each other, identified in new study Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol are a step closer to understanding how the connections in our brain which control our episodic memory work in sync to make some memories stronger than others. The findings, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveal a previously unsuspected division of memory function in the pathways between two areas of the brain, and suggest that certain subnetworks within the brain work separately, to enhance the distinctiveness of memories.
Bristol prepares for University Challenge quarter-final test The University of Bristol’s quiz team faces a crucial quarter-final tie against Corpus Christi, Oxford, on Monday [23 January] as its University Challenge journey continues.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Brain’s connections which keep related memories distinct from each other, identified in new study Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol are a step closer to understanding how the connections in our brain which control our episodic memory work in sync to make some memories stronger than others. The findings, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveal a previously unsuspected division of memory function in the pathways between two areas of the brain, and suggest that certain subnetworks within the brain work separately, to enhance the distinctiveness of memories.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Law School alumni amongst Singapore’s 70 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under Alumni Jansen Chow and Nicholas Lauw recognised for their role in shaping Singapore’s legal industry
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news
CUHK Announce Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence CUHK to award funding for PhD students to visit Hong Kong for research collaboarations

four days ago

University of Bristol
Disabled people reveal their experiences of social care At a time when Social Care in England is at a ‘tipping point’, according to the Care Quality Commission, it is vital that local authorities find ways of working together with people who use social care services. With that goal in mind, a group of disabled people have recently carried out research in co-production with researchers at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
Tate Galleries grant award - Black British Art since the 1980s Dr Dorothy Price wins Tate network grant for Black British Art project
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
New contextual help feature in Blackboard (eesysoft) We are launching a new contextual help feature for staff on 19 January 2017.  This provides: support materials relevant to the page or feature of Blackboard you are using  an easy way to email the TELED team for further help (which automatically gives us helpful information, such as which browser you are using) a way […]

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Disabled people reveal their experiences of social care At a time when Social Care in England is at a ‘tipping point’, according to the Care Quality Commission, it is vital that local authorities find ways of working together with people who use social care services. With that goal in mind, a group of disabled people have recently carried out research in co-production with researchers at the University of Bristol.
Artificial fingertip that ‘feels’ wins Harvard's robotics competition An open-source 3D-printed fingertip that can ‘feel’ in a similar way to the human sense of touch has won Harvard University's international Soft Robotics competition for its contribution to soft robotics research.
Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s than expected, finds new study In a UK study of 5,320 women, three per cent were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research, using data from the University of Bristol’s Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort, is published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Artist joins forces with scientists to alter our perceptions This year sees the beginning of what promises to be a visually and intellectually enlightening year for world-renowned installation artist Luke Jerram and University of Bristol researchers.
Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s than expected, finds new study In a UK study of 5,320 women, three per cent were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research, using data from the University of Bristol’s Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort, is published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
#8to10BerkeleySQ: We’re in! Home to the next generation of change makers, this week staff and students move into 8-10 Berkeley Square
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard “hub” courses for Teaching Block 2, 2016-17 Blackboard is based around taught units, with a single Blackboard course being created for every taught unit that is running in the current year. Occasionally, staff may require a Blackboard course that has students from more than one taught unit on it (in addition to the normal courses). If you had a course like this […]

seven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New guidelines could help improve research into vascular cognitive impairment New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) following a study led by academics at the University of Bristol that brought together the views of over 150 researchers in 27 countries.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
New guidelines could help improve research into vascular cognitive impairment New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) following a study led by academics at the University of Bristol that brought together the views of over 150 researchers in 27 countries.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Clinical Research and Imaging Centre news

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
4G network infrastructure could mean fewer accidents by drivers New research that suggests a pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents has won the ‘Best Paper Award’ at an international conference.
Statins may reduce the risk of blood clots in the vein A study published by Dr Setor Kunutsor of the Musculoskeletal Research Unit in the School of Clinical Sciences, with colleagues from the University of Leicester, has confirmed that statins could play an important role in reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS students support RAeS Cool Aeronautics event ACCIS students join a team of over 50 volunteers at the largest RAeS Cool Aeronautics event held to date.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Statins may reduce the risk of blood clots in the vein A study published by Dr Setor Kunutsor of the Musculoskeletal Research Unit in the School of Clinical Sciences, with colleagues from the University of Leicester, has confirmed that statins could play an important role in reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
New research describes how bacteria resists ‘last-resort’ antibiotic An international research team, led by the University of Bristol, has provided the first clues to understand how the mcr-1 gene protects bacteria from colistin – a ‘last resort’ antibiotic used to treat life-threatening bacterial infections that do not respond to other treatment options.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Marcus Munafò publishes high profile papers on scientific reproducibility Marcus Munafò and colleagues have recently published two papers in the Nature stable of journals arguing that Open Science practices can help make research findings more robust, and advance scientific discovery.

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

twelve days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Phishing alert: You have been awarded a University Grant Please be alert to a phishing attack currently targeting university students. The email states 'You have been awarded a University Grant by the Department for Education'.  The message includes a link to a web page used to collect your details, including your bank account information…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
UAV performs first ever perched landing using machine learning algorithms The very first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services (BMT). The revolutionary development of a fixed wing aircraft that can land in a small or confined space has the potential to significantly impact intelligence-gathering and the delivery of aid in a humanitarian disaster.
Patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy A review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy.
The best way to include fossils in the 'tree of life' A team of scientists from the University of Bristol has suggested that we need to use a fresh approach to analyse relationships in the fossil record to show how all living and extinct species are related in the 'tree of life'.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy A review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard emergency maintenance – 7:00 to 7:30 am Fri 13 Jan IT Services need to carry out some emergency maintenance work on Blackboard in order to ensure service continuity. We are aware of the importance of the service during the revision period, and IT Services have agreed to perform the maintenance at 7:00 am on Friday morning (13 January) in order to minimise impact. The service should return by […]

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Testing how species respond to climate change Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems.
Professor Alastair Hay appointed to NICE committee for managing infections Alastair Hay, Professor of Primary Care at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), has been appointed to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Management of Common Infections committee.
The economics of grief The loss of a child can cause intense grief for parents and for many, life is never the same again. Now researchers have built up a comprehensive picture of the devastating social and economic impact that a child’s death can have.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Alastair Hay appointed to NICE committee for managing infections Alastair Hay, Professor of Primary Care at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), has been appointed to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Management of Common Infections committee.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news

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