Speed cameras are good for our health11 February 2005Speed cameras reduce road traffic collisions and related deaths and injuries. This conclusion comes from the world's first systematic review on speed camera effectiveness, conducted by researchers at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol and published in the British Medical Journal.
Rugby showdown10 February 2005One of the biggest fixtures in Bristol University's and the University of the West of England's sporting calendar, the Rugby Varsity match, takes place next week.
Be in the running9 February 2005Bristol University's annual Half Marathon and 5k charity fun run takes place later this month.
Paul Boateng to give talk8 February 2005The Rt Hon Paul Boateng, MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and a Bristol graduate, will be speaking about faith and globalisation.
Turkmen in Iraq8 February 2005The international community should take responsibility for ensuring Iraqi Turkmen participate in the reshaping of their country's future.
Ancient engravings found in Somerset cave7 February 2005Two members of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society have discovered an engraving in a cave in the Mendip Hills, Somerset, which may be at least 10,000 years old.
New from the International Journal of Epidemiology7 February 2005Papers on the health effects of divorce, CJD in France, and rugby injuries are published in this month's edition of the International Journal of Epidemiology, edited at Bristol University.
Brunel's bridge unearthed in chance discovery7 February 2005The story of how a chance discovery led to part of the country's national industrial heritage being saved in the nick of time will be the subject of a lecture at Bristol University next week.
Understanding how we hear6 February 2005Researchers at the universities of Bristol, Wisconsin and Cambridge, describe a new mechanism for amplifying sounds within the inner ear.
Insect hearing helps nanoscience3 February 2005Physicists and biologists at Bristol University are using the way that insects hear to devise new instruments for use in nanoscience. Using these new tools will then allow them to look even closer at how insects hear.
Where next? - Decision making on the hoof3 February 2005New insights into how animals travelling in groups make decisions have been provided by a team of researchers including Professor Nigel Franks of Bristol University.
Worldwide collaboration on climate3 February 2005An international network of scientists collaborating through groundbreaking technology is aiming to shed new light on climate change.
New breast cancer test could save lives1 February 2005A team of researchers at the University of Bristol is developing a revolutionary new test to detect breast cancer at an early stage. If successful, this test will be effective for women of all ages.
Report: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission1 February 2005A report evaluating the effectiveness of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is published today [1 February 2005]. The report concludes that while the Commission has clearly achieved a number of positive things in its short history, the effectiveness of the Commission in several areas is disputed.
Cooling lessens brain damage28 January 2005Cooling the brains of babies deprived of oxygen at birth can reduce the risk of brain damage and cerebral palsy, according to an international study published in the Lancet. To achieve cooling, the body temperature of babies in the trial was lowered by 3-4 degrees for 72 hours after birth, using a water-filled cap.
£21m boost for teaching and learning27 January 2005The teaching of Medical Sciences and Chemistry at Bristol University is set to be transformed by funding worth £9 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England matched by a further £12 million from the University.
How to avoid arthritis and back pain?27 January 2005Did you know that more than seven million people in the UK have long-term health problems due to arthritis, back pain or a related condition? Members of the public will have the opportunity to find out more at a unique dayschool taking place at Bristol University next week.
Students and staff come together25 January 2005Two events organised by staff and students at Bristol University to raise money for victims of the Asian Tsunami disaster are taking place this Saturday [January 29].
University to remember Holocaust victims25 January 2005The University of Bristol will hold a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony this Thursday [January 27]. The ceremony, to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps, will show its respects to the victims and survivors of one of the worst acts of inhumanity and genocide ever committed in modern history.
MP shadows scientist14 January 2005Dr Nick Walker from Bristol University's School of Chemistry was chosen by the Royal Society to participate in their MP-Scientist pairing scheme. Dr Walker was matched with Valerie Davey, MP for Bristol West. As part of the scheme he had to 'shadow' Valerie for four days in the House of Commons during early November, as well as spend time with her in her constituency.
Blackbeard's Shipwreck12 January 2005In 1996 David Moore, Curator of Nautical Archaeology at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, located and dug up Blackbeard's Ship the 'Queen Anne's Revenge', lying in shallow water off the American coast.
Put a spring in your step11 January 2005The most important collection in the country of all things electoral, the gardens of Manor House and Clifton Hill House and a evening walk around the Victorian suburbs of Sneyd Park and Stoke Bishop are just some of the sights in store as part of a new series of Bristol University Spring and Summer tours.
How do scientific minds actually work?10 January 2005Members of the public will have the opportunity to find out over lunch how the human mind, with all its limitations, has advanced scientific research at a series of free public lectures starting next week. The talks by Dr Jitu Shah, Special Lecturer in the Department of Physics, are aimed especially at a non-scientific audience. Dr Shah will use examples of innovations to help demystify the process of making good science.