Scanning eyes16 October 2012The amazingly diverse eyes and visual worlds of the animal kingdom will be explored by Mike Land, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Sussex, at the annual Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture, organised by the University of Bristol's Bristol Vision Institute, on Monday 22 October 2012.
New study examines impact of directly elected mayor16 October 2012What impact will a directly elected mayor have on the way Bristol is governed? A team of experts from Bristol’s two universities are conducting a unique study to examine the difference a directly elected mayor will make.
Children at risk of eating disorders have higher IQ and better working memory15 October 2012Children at risk for eating disorders on average have a higher IQ and better working memory but have poorer attentional control, according to researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH). The study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, looked at what characteristics might make some children more likely to develop an eating disorder later in life.
What is the National Fruit Collection?15 October 2012A talk organised by the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden on Thursday 18 October will highlight the scientific work that goes on at the National Fruit Collection to protect the collection for the future.
Engineer turned historian investigates Avonmouth's past15 October 2012A chemical engineer who worked for Imperial Smelting and ISC Chemicals at Avonmouth and is now studying for a PhD at the University of Bristol on the history of the site is hoping to track down other past employees to help with his research.
PhD student awarded accolade for reporting injustices10 October 2012A final-year postgraduate student in the University's Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice has been awarded an international accolade for his independent reporting of Southern Africa in the print media.
Bristol researchers help reveal the true magic of mushrooms9 October 2012The button mushroom occupies a prominent place in our diet and in the grocery store where it boasts a tasty multibillion-dollar niche, while in nature, Agaricus bisporus is known to decay leaf matter on the forest floor. Now, thanks to an international collaboration involving Dr Andy Bailey and Professor Gary Foster from the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences, the full repertoire of A. bisporus genes has been determined.
Digital tabletop system with views on demand9 October 2012A tabletop system where users can come together and view shared content will be unveiled today [Tuesday 9 October] by a team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol.
Could neuroscience help future football stars reach their full potential?9 October 2012Creating the next generation of football stars may be down to understanding the teenage brain, according to new research from the University of Bristol. The study, published in the FA [Football Association] journal The Boot Room, suggests that to unlock the full potential of talented players coaches need to be aware that the decision-making process in the teenage brain operates significantly differently to the adult brain.
Looking beyond the dead horizon5 October 2012Modern conflict archaeology is the subject of a new book written by postgraduates from the University of Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and edited by Dr Nicholas Saunders.
Investigating the Home Front 1914-19184 October 2012The material remains of the First World War on the British Home Front will be investigated by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of York, thanks to £39,500 funding from English Heritage.
Helping researchers get CLOSER to the facts of life3 October 2012Some of the most important studies of people's lives in the UK, including the University of Bristol Children of the 90s study (ALSPAC), will be brought together in a national centre of excellence thanks to a £5 million project launched this week by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).
David Routh, 1940-20123 October 2012David Routh, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, died in late September. Professor Jan Noyes and Professor Chris Jarrold offer a tribute to someone who was ‘a friend to many and a valued colleague to all’.
Study reveals “unacceptably high” hip resurfacing failure rates2 October 2012Hip resurfacing - an alternative to hip replacement often recommended to younger patients - is prone to early failure in many instances, and should not be used in women, according to a study led by the University of Bristol and published in The Lancet.
Animals time it right to stay alive1 October 2012In the natural world, searching for food is a high-stakes game in which animals risk starving to death or being killed by a predator. New research from the University of Bristol shows that to stay alive in a changing environment, animals must carefully time when they go out looking for food and when they hide from predators.
Environmentalism is not about being rich or poor28 September 2012Higher and lower incomes make little difference to people’s concern about the natural environment, according to new research from the University of Bristol. A paper published today in the European Sociological Review shows that, rather than having more important things to worry about, poor people and poor countries prioritise protecting the environment as much as do richer people and richer countries.
Media coverage for Antarctic expedition27 September 2012In October a 12-man team of British scientists, engineers and support staff, led by Professor Martin Siegert of the University of Bristol, will make the 16,000 km journey from the UK to go deep into the heart of Antarctica to collect samples of water and sediments from an ancient lake buried beneath three kilometres of ice. Their preparations for the expedition received widespread media coverage.
Cutting-edge technology brings the past to life27 September 2012Projects which aim to bring heritage attractions to life using immersive digital technologies will be showcased at Watershed, Bristol this Friday. Three of the collaborations draw on the expertise of researchers in the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Arts.
Secondary school students to ‘feel like a vet’27 September 2012A virtual reality cow will enable secondary school students to learn about veterinary science when they visit the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences for a workshop today [Thursday 27 September].
Researchers seeking help from gay or bisexual men for new study27 September 2012Are you a man who has been in an adult gay or bisexual relationship where there may have been issues of domestic violence or abuse? If so, then researchers from the University of Bristol are seeking your help for a new study that aims to assess whether the right support services are available.
STEM award for University researchers26 September 2012Two researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded the ‘STEM University Department of the Year’ award for their outreach work in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset region.
Bristol hosts fifth scientific meeting of COST26 September 2012Bristol’s Centre for Communications Research welcomed more than 100 researchers, from both academia and industry, for the fifth scientific meeting of the European Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) action IC1004.
Speed of ocean acidification concerns scientists26 September 2012Speaking at the Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World this week in Monterey, California, Dr Daniela Schmidt, a geologist from the University of Bristol, warned that current rates of ocean acidification are unparalleled in Earth history.