New research challenges our understanding of cell communication2 August 2011A mathematical model by researchers in the Department of Engineering Mathematics and School of Clinical Sciences, that challenges conventional wisdom regarding pulsatile GnRH signaling is published ahead of print in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Leverhulme Fellowship in Chemistry29 July 2011Professor Mike Ashfold of the School of Chemistry has been awarded a one-year Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship that will enable him to re-immerse himself more fully in three areas of laser-based chemistry.
Bristol professor named as Royal Institution's Christmas Lecturer29 July 2011Professor Bruce Hood in the School of Experimental Psychology has been chosen to give the 2011 Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures. These original science events for children were started by Michael Faraday in 1825 and have long been seen as one of the most important events in the scientific calendar.
International media coverage for Dr Marc Holderied’s research29 July 2011Research by Dr Marc Holderied in the School of Biological Sciences which found that a rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it was covered by BBC News, New Scientist, National Geographic and other media around the world.
BCCS student wins prestigious poster prize28 July 2011Adam Sardar, a penultimate-year PhD student at the Bristol Centre for Complexity Science (BCCS), has won the Outstanding Poster Award at the premier international computational biology conference ISMB2011 for his work on horizontal gene transfer and its impact on the tree of life.
Bird research covered by the Daily Mail27 July 2011Research from Dr Andrew Radford of the School of Biological Sciences into allopreening by green woodhoopoes was covered by the Daily Mail, Planet Earth and Live Science.
Research into childhood obesity widely reported27 July 2011New research by the University of Bristol’s School of Social and Community Medicine which found that many GPs remain reluctant to discuss the topic with parents or to refer overweight children to weight reduction services, was covered by the Daily Mail, BBC Radio Bristol and GP Newspaper.
New research identifies GP and parental reluctance to address childhood obesity27 July 2011One in five 11-year-old children is currently defined as obese, and the country faces a potentially huge burden of increased obesity-associated morbidity and early mortality. New research by the University of Bristol has found that despite the health implications of childhood obesity, many GPs remain reluctant to discuss the topic with parents or to refer overweight children to weight reduction services.
Sunday Times reports rock art find25 July 2011The discovery by a Bristol archaeologist of a reindeer wall engraving in a South Wales cave, which could be Britain's oldest example of rock art, was covered by The Sunday Times, BBC News and local media.
Bristol researcher interviewed by Richard Dawkins25 July 2011Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins was at Bristol University on Monday to film an interview with Bruce Hood at the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre for his new Channel 4 series about sex, death and the meaning of life.
John Maher, 1938-201125 July 2011Dr John Maher, formerly Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Bristol, has died. Professor Nick Norman remembers ‘a remarkable individual’.
The greatest ever coup in the history of preventative medicine23 July 2011In a special issue of one of the world's leading medical journals, The Lancet, Gareth Williams, Professor of Medicine at the University of Bristol, tells the story behind the greatest ever coup in the history of preventative medicine — the eradication of smallpox.
Swear words shed light on how language shapes thought22 July 2011Why were people offended when BBC broadcaster James Naughtie mispronounced the surname of the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt? Why is it much easier for bilingual speakers to swear in their second language? New research from the University of Bristol sheds light on these issues and how they might help to answer the much-debated question: does the language you speak affect the way you think?
Arthurian scholars meet in Bristol22 July 2011World-leading experts on the legend of King Arthur gather in Bristol for the 23rd Triennial Congress of the International Arthurian Society, hosted by the University of Bristol, from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 July.
Martin Hughes, 1949-201121 July 2011Martin Hughes, Professor of Education and a developmental psychologist who understood deeply the role of out-of-school learning, has died. Professor Rosamund Sutherland and Wan Ching Yee offer a tribute.
UNICEF highlights Bristol’s exemplary research21 July 2011UNICEF, the United Nation’s children's organisation, has highlighted two University of Bristol projects as examples of outstanding research that will have a real impact on improving the lives of children.
Mother knows best for urban fox families20 July 2011In urban fox families, mothers determine which cubs get to stay and which must leave while fathers have little say in the matter, new research by biologists at the University of Bristol has found.
Bristol’s got talent: Mervyn Miles to speak at TEDxBristol20 July 2011Professor Mervyn Miles FRS, Director of the University’s Nanoscience and Quantum Information Centre, will give a talk on the huge potential of nanotechnology to transform many aspects of our lives at the newly opened M-Shed on Bristol’s Harbourside on 8 September.
'In defence of dogs' reviewed by national media20 July 2011The book 'In defence of dogs' by Dr John Bradshaw, Visiting Fellow and Honorary Director of the Anthrozoology Institute in the University's School of Veterinary Sciences, has been widely reviewed by the national media.