Recent use of antibiotics doubles your chances of being resistant19 July 2005A new study has shown that a prescription of antibiotics taken within the previous two months doubles the chances of patients carrying antibiotic resistant bacteria. The same effect was not seen in patients who had had antibiotics prescribed within the previous 12 months.
'SKIers' and 'OWLS'19 July 2005Two out of three adults say they plan to enjoy life and not worry too much about leaving a legacy, according to the first-ever national survey of attitudes to inheritance carried out by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Bath.
Bristol experts present BBC 'Coast' series18 July 2005An entertaining and ambitious exploration of the entire UK coastline is the focus of a new 13-part series from the BBC, co-presented by Bristol University experts Dr Mark Horton and Dr Alice Roberts.
Understanding animals18 July 2005An £8M programme of research to improve our understanding of the science of animal welfare has been announced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The three projects aim to obtain a fundamental insight into the environmental biology, mental experiences, pain and physical health of farm and laboratory animals, to investigate how these are affected by an animal's early experiences, and to develop better ways of environmental management and welfare assessment.
80 million years of climate change15 July 2005Sediments from Tanzania are being used to evaluate 80 million years of climate change as part of a NERC-funded project conducted by Dr Rich Pancost and colleagues.
How does the body work?15 July 2005Eight hundred of the world's finest brains in Physiology will come together at the University of Bristol from Wednesday 20 July to Saturday 23 July 2005.
Sex differences in the heart15 July 2005New research has identified a potential key to understanding the sex differences in heart function. This exciting development could minimise fatal heart disturbances in women. It is widely accepted that men tend to get coronary heart disease at a younger age than women. However, many people are not aware that heart disease is more deadly for women.
Brain science, addiction and drugs15 July 2005New treatments for disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease; improved treatments for addiction, and the development of cognition enhancers -could be less than 20 years away.
Surveying Florida wrecks13 July 2005A team of maritime archaeologists, led by Dr Simon Q. Spooner of Bristol University's Centre for Maritime Archaeology and History, has been granted survey/inventory permits to conduct maritime archaeological surveys of a number of historic wrecks in the Florida Keys.
Students celebrate 80 years of fundraising success13 July 2005The University of Bristol Students' Union RAG [Raising and Giving] is celebrating 80 years of fundraising success, having raised a phenomenal £850,000 for local and national charities through such activities as RAG Week, Jailbreak and Saturday morning street collections.
Pumping up the pressure11 July 2005High blood pressure affects more than 16 million people in the UK. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of stroke, kidney failure and heart attacks. But what really is high blood pressure, why does it occur, what happens when you get it, and can you make lifestyle changes to prevent it?
Educational needs of mixed heritage pupils8 July 2005Although mixed heritage pupils are the fastest growing minority ethnic group in UK schools little is known about their specific educational needs. Dr Leon Tikly and colleagues investigate.
Stomach ache and emotional problems7 July 2005A new study of persistent tummy ache in young children has come to the conclusion that for some it may be linked to emotional problems in their families.
Will a footprint rewrite the history books?5 July 2005Scientists have unearthed human footprints in central Mexico which they claim are around 40,000 years old, shattering previous theories on how humans first colonised the Americas.
Renewed hope for Parkinson's patients4 July 2005Analysis of the brain of a patient suffering from Parkinson's Disease has shown that the experimental treatment he received caused regrowth of the nerve fibres that are lost in this disease. This is the first time that any treatment has been shown to reverse the loss of nerve fibres in Parkinson's Disease.
By Gum he's won it!29 June 2005The appearance of Britain's pavements could be transformed thanks to a new non-stick chewing gum developed by Revolymer, winners of the University of Bristol's £30 000 New Enterprise Competition.
Taking research out of the lab and the library27 June 2005Practice as Research in Performance (PARIP), a five year research project led by Bristol University's Department of Drama: Theatre, Film and Television culminates this month with an international conference to be held at the University of Leeds from Wednesday 29 June to Sunday 3 July 2005.
200 and counting27 June 2005Children of the 90s, the long-running research project following the lives of thousands of Bristol families, has reached an important milestone in its own development.
Postnatal depression in fathers24 June 2005Healthcare workers should look for signs of depression in new fathers as well as in new mothers because it appears to have long term consequences on the child's behaviour and emotional development.
A journey into the blue23 June 2005Woad, the natural blue dye-stuff most often associated with the painted faces of ancient Britons, has been at the heart of a very personal research project, begun at Bristol thirty years ago.
Debt and the green-eyed monster23 June 2005Modern perspectives on the seven deadly sins are the focus of a new report from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which features a study on envy written by a researcher at Bristol University.
New drug could transform treatment of Alzheimer's21 June 2005Research conducted by Professor Gordon Wilcock of the University of Bristol, with colleagues in the UK and Canada, could result in one of the most exciting advances in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Keeping the beat20 June 2005David Seaman is calling on families across the UK to take part in a vital heart health research programme being conducted by University of Bristol and funded by Flora.
A taste of University life20 June 2005Next week Bristol University is playing host to over 120 students from all over the UK who are finding out what university life is like at the eighth successive Sutton Trust residential Summer School.
University trains sporting stars of the future20 June 2005Seventy budding young sports stars of the future will be at Bristol University's Coombe Dingle Sports Complex on [Tuesday, June 21-23] for a three-day programme of sporting fun. The 11- to 12-year-olds have been selected from 22 local primary schools to take part in the Multi-Skills Gifted and Talented Sports Event.