Take a look InsideArts13 October 2011Come and celebrate music, poetry, film and literature at the University of Bristol this month when the Faculty of Arts opens its doors for InsideArts, the University’s first festival celebrating the arts and humanities.
Cichlid male nannies help out, especially if they’ve been sneaking13 October 2011Subordinate male cichlid fish who help with the childcare for the dominant breeding pair are occasionally actually the fathers of some of the offspring they help to rear, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in PLoS ONE. This sneaky paternity increases the subordinate fish’s investment in the offspring in their care.
Autumn at the Wickham Theatre12 October 2011A production of Henry V, a public lecture on Greece and Rome in silent cinema, and the chance to see a number of films made by Bristol Drama students are some of the highlights of the Autumn 2011 season at the Wickham Theatre.
Study reveals 15-year increase in life expectancy for people with HIV in UK12 October 2011New research has found the life expectancy of HIV-positive individuals in the UK has increased by over 15 years since 1996. The findings, published today [12 Oct 2011] in the BMJ, suggest that improvements in antiretroviral therapy treatment has helped people with the disease to live longer.
Engineering team heads to Antarctica to explore hidden lake11 October 2011Next week a British engineering team heads off to Antarctica for the first stage of an ambitious scientific mission to collect water and sediment samples from a lake buried beneath three kilometres of solid ice. This extraordinary research project, at the frontier of exploration, will yield new knowledge about the evolution of life on Earth and other planets, and will provide vital clues about the Earth’s past climate.
Biochemists identify how tissue cells detect and perfect6 October 2011Scientists have discovered how cells detect tissue damage and modify their repair properties accordingly. The findings, published today in the journal Developmental Cell, could open up new opportunities for improving tissue repair in patients following illness or surgery.
Professor Anthony Hollander interviewed on BBC One Show6 October 2011Professor Anthony Hollander, Head of the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol, was interviewed on this week’s [5 October] BBC One Show as part of a feature focusing on the work of the UK’s leading scientists.
Understanding lethal synthesis6 October 2011The chemical reaction which makes some poisonous plants so deadly has been described by researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published today in Angewandte Chemie.
Wild plants are good for pollinators5 October 2011A new study by academics at the University of Bristol has shown that encouraging strips of wild plants at the edges of fields is important for supporting bees and other important pollinators.
Research uncovers what increases chicken wellbeing3 October 2011Researchers from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences have concluded that the wellbeing of barn chickens is increased if they have activity objects, perches and other stimulation
Study finds familiarity increases the fullness that children expect from snack foods3 October 2011New research, led by psychologists at the University of Bristol, has found that children who are familiar with a snack food will expect it to be more filling. This finding, published (online ahead of print) in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is important because it reveals one way in which children over-consume snack foods and increase their risk of becoming overweight.
Ringing praise for Shapiro prize winner1 October 2011Dr Lindsay St Claire, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Hearing and Balance Studies, has been awarded the Marie & Jack Shapiro prize 2011 for her research into the potential link between caffeine and tinnitus.
Bloomin’ marvellous – Botanic Garden wins award30 September 2011The University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden has been awarded the West Country TV Cup for best ‘Outstanding Specific Project’ in this year’s South West Regional Final of the Britain in Bloom Competition 2011, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Give those vocal chords an airing29 September 2011The University Choral Society is looking for new recruits for 2011-12. All staff and students are welcome and no audition is necessary.
New treasure for Botanic Garden28 September 2011Decorative metalworker Willa Ashworth has donated a spherical metal artwork to the University’s Botanic Garden.
Major funding boost for eye research28 September 2011A University of Bristol Immunology and Ophthalmology research group have become a partner in a specialist National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
Science Minister opens Bristol & Bath Science Park27 September 2011The Bristol & Bath Science Park was officially opened yesterday [Monday 26 September] by the Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science. The University of Bristol is a key stakeholder in the science park.
Post-doc article selected for Philosopher’s Annual21 September 2011Dr Richard Pettigrew, British Academy Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, is co-author of an article that has been chosen by the Philosopher’s Annual as one of the ten best articles published in philosophy in 2010.