News and features
New research plans confirmed on Bristol health study’s 30th birthday 28 April 2021 Thirty years after it first started, the Children of the 90s health study – one of the largest, most detailed longitudinal birth cohorts in the world – announced today [28 April] that it will launch its biggest collection of health data yet on three generations of Bristol families in September.
- Herbivores developed powerful jaws to digest tougher plants following the Mass Extinctions 14 May 2021 The evolution of herbivores is linked to the plants that survived and adapted after the ‘great dying’, when over 90% of the world’s species were wiped out 252 million years ago.
- Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues 14 May 2021 Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading climate scientists.
- Antarctic ice sheet retreat could trigger chain reaction 13 May 2021 The Antarctic ice sheet was even more unstable in the past than previously thought, and at times possibly came close to collapse, new research suggests.
- University of Bristol students to showcase innovative research in interactive online festival 13 May 2021 Control tiny robots, design a house on Mars and explore medieval manuscripts - these are just some activities on offer at this year’s Research without Borders: The University of Bristol’s Public Festival of Postgraduate Research, which returns on Wednesday 19 May in a new online format.
- Over a fifth of all child deaths in England could be avoided by reducing deprivation, new report finds 13 May 2021 Around 700 child deaths that occur in England each year might be avoided by reducing deprivation, finds a new NHS England-funded report published today [13 May]. The University of Bristol National Child Mortality Database (NCMD)-led analysis identified a clear association between the risk of death and level of deprivation for children in England, for all categories of death except cancer.
- Quantum satellite mission represents new frontier in space-based encryption technology 12 May 2021 A scheme using quantum technology to encrypt messages from space is to be tested on a satellite in a programme involving University of Bristol researchers.
- Students: Get paid to research your passion this summer 12 May 2021 Students can get paid to research fascinating subjects with world-leading experts this summer.
- Scientists pioneer creation of programmable artificial tissues from synthetic cells 12 May 2021 Scientists have created new artificial tissues that mimic some of the complex characteristics and abilities of living tissues, paving the way towards unprecedented advances in medicine, soft-robotics, and micro-engineering.
- University professors join Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship 12 May 2021 Professor Jane Blazeby and Professor Jonathan Sterne have been elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences’ respected and influential Fellowship.
- Bristol and Digital Catapult launch South West innovation partnership 11 May 2021 A new partnership between Digital Catapult and the University of Bristol promises to cement the city’s status as one of the most innovative places in the UK.