UK scientists bring innovative vaccine technology to Vietnam 27 November 2019 World-leading vaccine scientists from the University of Bristol are working with one of Vietnam's major vaccine manufacturers, Vabiotech, to share cutting-edge knowledge that could help prevent future global outbreaks of avian flu and rabies.
- Conserve now or pay later? New study compares floodplain protection today to predicted future flood losses 9 December 2019 A new study by scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Bristol and flood analytics company Fathom, seeks to answer an important question related to flooding in the United States – pay now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely to flood in the future or allow developments to go ahead and pay for damage when it occurs.
- £3.5 million donation to create innovative new lecture theatres 9 December 2019 A £3.5 million donation will create state-of-the art lecture theatres, able to hold up to 360 people, at the heart of the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
- New festival exploring grief launches in 2020 9 December 2019 A new festival to help people talk, think and learn about grief will launch in Bristol next May 2020. Good Grief, Bristol is a week-long festival (11-17 May 2020) that brings together speakers, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, music, spoken word, a pop-up shop and a Memory Kitchen.
- Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys according to piglet study 9 December 2019 Baby boy's and girl's immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology today [9 December] suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought.
- Celebrating sustainability: growing our campus tree cover 6 December 2019 The University of Bristol has pledged to plant 1,600 trees in 2020 as part of its continued effort to take action on climate change.
- University of Bristol adopts in full the IHRA working definition of antisemitism 6 December 2019 On 28 October, Senate discussed the recommendation that the University adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism and endorsed it for approval by the Board of Trustees.
- Being active reduces risk of prostate cancer 5 December 2019 Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK*, yet we still don't know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a measurement for physical activity to look at its effect on prostate cancer, reveals that being more active reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Over 140,000 men were included in the study, of which, 80,000 had prostate cancer.
- Study reveals what factors influence young people's gambling habits 5 December 2019 A study has shown that regular weekly gamblers were more likely to be male and had developed habits and patterns of play by age 20. Factors such as the gambling habits of parents and social media use were also found to influence a young person's gambling activity. The in-depth longitudinal study by the University of Bristol's Children of the 90s was commissioned by GambleAware.
- Twenty Bristol academics named in Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list 4 December 2019 The Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list recognised 20 University of Bristol researchers reaching the highest sphere of influence in research.
- Sleep helps memory, right? Not for eyewitnesses 4 December 2019 New research investigating the effect of sleep on eyewitness memory has found that having a period of sleep, compared to a period of wake, does not improve eyewitness identification accuracy.