Blame the brain for high blood pressure16 April 2007The novel idea that one cause of high blood pressure lies within the brain, and not the heart or blood vessels, has been put forward by scientists at the University of Bristol and is published this week in the journal Hypertension.
Preventing torture: University hosts international conference16 April 2007The School of Law of Bristol University is hosting a major international conference on the prevention of torture entitled ‘The Optional Protocol to the UNCAT: Preventive mechanisms and Standards’. The event will be held on 19 and 20 April and will bring together high-profile experts and representatives of national institutions from all over the world.
Composites advance at Bristol16 April 2007A new centre that is expected to break new ground in the development and application of advanced composites and intelligent structures opens today [Monday, April 16].
Dinosaur event for kids of all ages15 April 2007To mark the launch of DinoBase, an online resource for dinosaur fans, the University of Bristol is hosting an event for children of all ages
Assessing safety through vocal cues13 April 2007For the first time foraging birds have been shown to use vocal cues, rather than vision, to gain information on both the size of the group they are in and their spatial position within that group.
Discover one of Bristol's secret gardens12 April 2007One of Bristol’s best-known 18th-century formal gardens, located in the heart of Clifton, will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday, 29 April. Bristol University’s Goldney Hall boasts ten acres of English Heritage-listed formal and wild gardens, designed and laid out in 1714 by Thomas Goldney III.
Career development for female academics11 April 2007Places are still available on a career development workshop for the advancement of women in science, engineering and technology on Friday 20 April.
Wills tower bares arms11 April 2007Local artist Phillipa Fawcett has repainted the heraldic shields on the Wills Memorial Building as part of the restoration of the sixty-eight-metre-high tower.
Females do best if they wait a while5 April 2007Starting to breed late in life is a bad idea if you want to maximise the number of offspring that you produce – or so the theory goes.
Come and meet Wolly4 April 2007One of the world's oldest and rarest plants dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, the Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis), is a new addition to the plant collection at Bristol University's Botanic Garden.
Bristol - one of Britain's 'greenest' universities2 April 2007Bristol University has won a prestigious Green Gown Award for its sustainable development teaching. The award recognises innovative sustainable actions by universities and colleges in the UK.
Getting dirty may lift your mood2 April 2007Treatment of mice with a ‘friendly’ bacteria, normally found in the soil, altered their behavior in a way similar to that produced by antidepressant drugs, reports research published in the latest issue of Neuroscience.
Tribute to domestic violence services pioneer30 March 2007A new refuge opened by Next Link, the domestic violence service in Bristol, has been named Ellen Malos House after a Senior Research Fellow in the School for Policy Studies.
Proof of excellence in garden history29 March 2007Paige Johnson, a student on the MA course in Garden History in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, is the winner of the 2007 Garden History Society (GHS) Essay Prize.
Pupils discover the magic of chemistry29 March 2007Forty pupils from ten schools in the region will have the opportunity to take part in a range of chemistry experiments and challenges at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry, being held at the University of Bristol today [Thursday 29 March].
Chemistry goes continental28 March 2007Professor Varinder Aggarwal of the School of Chemistry has been awarded the inaugural Alexander Todd-Hans Kreb Lectureship.
Pupils' wish list for their new school28 March 2007Pupils from Nailsea School will be demonstrating what designs and facilities they would like to see in their new school using a mediascape on March 29.
Males caring for offspring is a good reproductive strategy28 March 2007Caring fathers in the animal world aren’t necessarily at a disadvantage compared with those who abandon their offspring, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
Pupils put to an earthquake challenge27 March 2007Pupils from 13 local schools will put their engineering skills to the test in an exciting challenge run by the University of Bristol's Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) and At-Bristol on March 28 and 29.
Professor D H Peregrine27 March 2007Professor D H Peregrine, Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics, has died suddenly after a short battle against cancer. Emeritus Professor David Evans, his colleague in Bristol for nearly 40 years, provides this overview of his life and work.
Could you be a future science innovator?23 March 2007The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) is calling for talented early career researchers from the world of science to enter its Crucible programme.
Cannabis-related schizophrenia set to rise, say researchers23 March 2007If cannabis causes schizophrenia - and that remains in question - then by 2010 up to 25 per cent of new cases of schizophrenia in the UK may be due to cannabis, according to a new study by Dr Matthew Hickman and colleagues, published in Addiction journal.
New online research resources on the way23 March 2007It will be easier for researchers to find online research resources from conferences, workshops and seminars, thanks to a collaboration between Bristol and Manchester Universities.
New ‘matrix of harm’ for drugs of abuse23 March 2007A new study published in the Lancet proposes that drugs should be classified by the amount of harm that they do, rather than the sharp A, B, and C divisions in the UK Misuse of Drugs Act.
Comparing care at walk-in centres and A&E22 March 2007Patients can't always tell the difference between hospital walk-in centres and traditional emergency care departments – and even when they can, opportunities to exercise choice about their preferred care provider are often limited, according to research by Dr Melanie Chalder of the University of Bristol and colleagues.