Acupuncture deactivates 'pain area' in brain21 January 2006An experiment conducted in the BBC TV series Alternative Medicine: The Evidence (tx BBC 2, 9pm, 24 January 2006) presented by scientist Professor Kathy Sykes from Bristol University, shows that acupuncture has a powerful and measurable effect on the human brain.
Benefits of a seafood diet outweigh the risks20 January 2006Restrictions on fish consumption during pregnancy could have damaging consequences for the child in the womb, according to new research using the Children of the 90s cohort.
You've been tango'd community challenge17 January 2006An unusual challenge set to send pulses racing will be taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 January. Members of staff from across the University of Bristol will be joining forces with the local community in Easton to take part in the ‘Introduction to tango’ community challenge.
Free talks celebrate Brunel's 200th anniversary16 January 2006To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bristol’s most famous engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the University of Bristol is holding a series of free public talks. The talks highlight how Bristol’s world-leading engineering experts are continuing Brunel’s legacy as they seek to tackle some of the challenges facing the world over the next 30 years, such as climate change, floods, earthquakes, air travel and the future of telecommunications.
New start to the New Year?16 January 2006People looking for a great start to the New Year need look no further. If meeting new people, seeking new challenges, learning a new skill or helping the local community, was one of your New Year’s resolutions, the University of Bristol can help. The University is hosting the city’s third Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Thursday, 2 February 2006.
Nature paper: Ants teach each other a lesson12 January 2006The occurrence of teaching in ants indicates that teaching can evolve in animals with tiny brains. It is probably the value of information in social animals that determines when teaching will evolve, rather the constraints of brain size.
Re-run of original Clifton Suspension Bridge competition11 January 2006The Clifton Suspension Bridge is the most famous reminder of Brunel’s genius. It serves both as a memorial to Brunel and as a symbol of Bristol across the world. But, given modern technology and materials, could it be bettered today?
New book warns of chaos in the probation service11 January 2006In a book launched at the House of Lords today, top probation and prison experts warned that the Government's root-and-branch reform of the probation and prison services could backfire, leading to organisational chaos in the probation service and a failure to reduce re-offending.
European adventurers and Latin America4 January 2006A new research project on European adventurers in Colombia and Venezuela between 1810 and 1860 took Dr Matthew Brown to the European University Institute in Florence.
Bristol opens window on Tudor Ireland4 January 2006Bristol’s customs accounts hold the key to understanding the development of Tudor Ireland, according to new research at the University of Bristol.
Wills Tower set for new glory3 January 2006Bristol University’s famous gothic tower at the top of Park Street is about to disappear under scaffolding so that experts can closely inspect the exterior and undertake essential repair and restoration work. It is thought to be the first such operation in over 30 years.