Cycle training for children has benefits in adolescence9 June 2016A large-scale UK study of cycling and related safety behaviours, by researchers from Children of the 90s, found children who did a National Cycle Proficiency Scheme course in primary school carried positive cycling behaviour into adulthood.
Larger wine glasses may lead people to drink more7 June 2016Selling wine in larger wine glasses may encourage people to drink more, even when the amount of wine remains the same, suggests new research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge.
Bristol citizens in driving seat for urban regeneration project26 May 2016People living in Bristol are set to benefit from a new UK research and innovation initiative that will put them in the driving seat to help improve the city’s health, well-being and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.
Mental Health Awareness Week: Time to Listen23 May 2016This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May). A blog from the Law School's Dr. Judy Laing indicates that uptake of the The Mental Health Act Code of Practice is patchy and inconsistent with a large percentage of patients living with severe mental health problems not feeling actively involved in their treatment plans. Dr. Laing outlines that this runs contrary to basic human rights principles and that it’s time that patients’ rights and voices are put firmly at the centre of all decision-making about their care, treatment and admission to hospital.
Bristol named as leading UK Smart City20 May 2016Bristol has been named as a leading UK Smart City in a Huawei report unveiled this week [17 May] at an event attended by Minster for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, MP.
Brexit and nature conservation20 May 2016In her latest blog Dr. Margherita Pieraccini, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School, has penned her thoughts on the prospect of Brexit in next month's referendum, and the potential consequences for nature conservation law.
Flood data and expertise enhances new World Bank risk reduction tool20 May 2016Global flood hazard data has been incorporated into a new World Bank tool called ThinkHazard! by University of Bristol spin-out company, SSBN. The new tool, produced by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), aims to improve disaster risk awareness and response.
Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?19 May 2016An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact. People who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM), who are also infected with HIV, are key risk groups for HCV infection in UK.
£930,000 to develop new smoking cessation aids13 May 2016Chemists at the University of Bristol have been awarded £930,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop potential new aids to help smokers stop smoking.
New innovations to combat resistant infections12 May 2016Two scientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded prestigious research grants to develop novel technologies that will help fight the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Meeting the needs of mixed heritage learners with Bristol's new mayor11 May 2016Professor Leon Tikly, Director of the GSoE's Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE), presented research on meeting the needs of mixed heritage learners to a workshop organised by the newly elected mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees and City Met.
New research could help would-be A&E attendees9 May 2016New research funded by the British Red Cross and carried out by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol aims to discover what information will help people know what to do and where to go when a person is unwell.
How will people interact with technology in the future?9 May 2016New research that discusses how people will interact with technology in the future will be presented this week at one of the world’s most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, ACM CHI 2016, in San Jose, USA [7-12 May].
Creating a vision for green healthy cities5 May 2016How can we green our cities to make them healthier and more sustainable places to live? A substantial grant awarded to a European collaboration, including researchers at the University of Bristol, will help to develop the best, most cost effective policies to get cities on the path to an environmentally friendly future.
Blog: Homelessness internal reviews – The long view15 April 2016Dave Cowan, Professor of Law and Policy at the Law School, discusses the importance of homelessness internal reviews - and what needs to be done in the absence of any official data on the process.
Celebrating Women's Legal Landmarks 15 April 2016This week the Law School welcomed the Women's Legal Landmarks Project, bringing together feminist lawyers, historians, activists and legal practitioners, to identify the key legal landmarks for women.
Fertilizer’s legacy: taking a toll on land and water13 April 2016For the first time, an international group of scientists, has come up with a way to estimate on a large scale how phosphorus flows through an environment over many decades. The research team, including the University of Bristol, found the UK is using less fertilizer to grow food and that both historically and currently, it is a world leader in modern wastewater treatment.