• New findings could influence the development of therapies to treat dengue disease 2 August 2013 New research into the fight against Dengue, an insect-borne tropical disease that infects up to 390 million people worldwide annually, may influence the development of anti-viral therapies that are effective against all four types of the virus.
  • 'Picturing China' images showcased by AHRC 2 August 2013 Photographs taken by Jack Ephgrave, a member of the large British expatriate community in Shanghai in the early years of the twentieth century, are featured in the second exhibition on the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s new Image Gallery, launched today.
  • Health and social care staff must look out for signs of domestic violence 2 August 2013 New draft guidance on identifying and preventing domestic violence and abuse between family members or between people who are (or who have been) intimate partners is published today [02 Aug] by the UK's National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The guidance, which includes contributions from researchers at the University of Bristol, covers adults and young people who are experiencing (or have experienced) domestic violence, and children who are exposed to domestic violence. 
  • Nine tonnes of student ‘waste’ raises £16,000 for charity 1 August 2013 A record-breaking nine tonnes of unwanted items have been collected from students in Bristol and converted into over £16,000 for charity.
  • Repayment of university student tuition and maintenance loans not 'fair and progressive' across all incomes, study finds 1 August 2013 The Government new repayment system for graduates borrowing to cover their fees and maintenance for a three-year degree – described by the Minister for Universities and Science as ‘a capped graduate tax’ – is not progressive across all incomes, and hence is unfair, according to a new analysis from the University of Bristol.
  • Study reveals extent of physical inactivity disparities in England 1 August 2013 England is building up a large future health problem in the amount of individuals who are physically inactive according to new research published today [01 Aug]. The study, which examined data on over one million adults in England, reveals nearly 80 per cent of people do not hit national physical activity government targets and finds disparities between inactivity and socioeconomic status.
  • Ministerial visit as Bristol SETsquared Centre moves into Engine Shed 31 July 2013 The first VIP visitor has set foot in the Engine Shed, Bristol’s new business and innovation hub, to mark the start of a new chapter in the historic building’s history. Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, saw for himself how the Grade I listed building at Bristol Temple Meads is being transformed thanks to a £1.7million investment.
  • Climate change threatens hotspots of genetic diversity 31 July 2013 Past climates shaped the current hotspots of genetic diversity for the grey long-eared bat, one of the UK’s rarest mammals, but future climate change threatens these biodiversity hotspots, according to researchers from the University of Bristol, working in collaboration with scientists from the University of Sheffield and from across Europe.
  • What are the risks when hens lay their eggs on the floor? 29 July 2013 A new study by the University's School of Veterinary Sciences aims to identify the most important risk factors for floor laying in hens and explore whether any of the methods that are currently employed by farmers to deal with the problem actually work.
  • Government appoints University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor to new ‘Education Champion’ role 29 July 2013 Sir Eric Thomas, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, has today been named as the UK’s Education Champion – a new role which will see him promote Britain’s education sector overseas.
  • Great George rings in the start of Bristol Proms 29 July 2013 Celebrities will gather 68 metres above Park Street to ring in the start of Bristol Proms today [29 July] – an inaugural event which merges tradition and cutting-edge technology to reinvent the classical concert experience.
  • Former student Lindsey is ‘living the dream’ as new Blue Peter presenter 26 July 2013 Former University of Bristol student Lindsey Russell says she’s ‘living the dream’ after winning a competition to be the next Blue Peter presenter, just a week after graduating. Lindsey, 22, was overwhelmed when she was announced as the winner live on CBBC last night [25 July], beating 20,000 entrants to secure the dream job.
  • Key target responsible for triggering detrimental effects in brain trauma identified 26 July 2013 Researchers studying a type of cell found in the trillions in our brain have made an important discovery as to how it responds to brain injury and disease such as stroke. A University of Bristol team has identified proteins which trigger the processes that underlie how astrocyte cells respond to neurological trauma.
  • Students help to bring electricity to remote Indian villages 25 July 2013 The challenge of bringing sustainable electricity to a Mumbai slum and two remote Indian villages is being tackled by two University of Bristol students as part of a pioneering project. Chloe Tingle and Adam Smith will be travelling to the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu to discuss ways in which villagers can improve their lives by generating their own power.
  • Oldest old at risk from social isolation 25 July 2013 Using new data from the UK’s largest ever social survey, Understanding Society, the Personal Finance Research Centre (PRFC) at the University of Bristol and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) have produced preliminary findings about the ‘oldest old’ (aged over 85) and their levels of participation, wellbeing and health.
  • Combining treatments for people who inject drugs is the first step towards eliminating hepatitis C 24 July 2013 The burden of liver disease could be dramatically reduced by scaling up the combination of interventions for hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs according to University of Bristol researchers. The findings, published today [24 July], form part of new global recommendations on treating the virus.
  • New iPad app explores early history of moving pictures 24 July 2013 A new iPad app which allows users to explore devices from the early history of moving pictures is now available on the App Store. 'Walking Pictures' was developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and UWE with Aerian Studios Ltd.
  • Intrepid climbers face steep challenge for world first 24 July 2013 Reaching 5,318 metres tall, the remote and unknown mountains in Kyrgyzstan would be a daunting prospect to many climbers. But six intrepid mountaineers are confident that they can conquer the steep challenge and, in doing so, achieve a world first. The team, which is made up of past and present University of Bristol students, is leaving for the Djangart mountain range – on the border between Kyrgyzstan and China - on Wednesday.
  • Professor Geoffrey Hanks, 1946-2013 24 July 2013 Geoffrey Hanks, Emeritus Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Bristol, died on 27 June 2013. Professor Karen Forbes and Dr Colette Reid offer an account of his life and achievements.
  • Children as young as seven affected by parents smoking 24 July 2013 A new study out today [24 July] shows that children as young as seven had elevated levels of cotinine (a by-product of nicotine) in their blood if their mother smoked, particularly children whose mothers smoked ten cigarettes a day or more.
  • University to benefit from Government award of £85 million to composites, robotics and energy storage research 23 July 2013 The University of Bristol is one of more than 20 universities across the UK who will benefit from a Government award of £85 million to support and strengthen existing research in the areas of composites, robotics and energy storage.
  • Double honours for animal welfare expert 23 July 2013 John Webster, Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry, from the School of Veterinary Sciences, has been recognised for his outstanding work promoting animal welfare and has been awarded an honorary degree by the Royal Veterinary College.
  • Emeritus Professor awarded Royal Society’s 2013 Royal Medal 23 July 2013 Emeritus Professor Peter Wells CBE FRS, from the School of Clinical Sciences, has been awarded the Royal Society’s 2013 Royal Medal for interdisciplinary sciences.
  • Ann Hulley, 1966-2013 23 July 2013 Ann Hulley, a cleaner based in Senate House, died in July. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, offers a tribute.
  • Professor David Gordon comments to the Guardian on the Royal baby's generation 23 July 2013 Professor Dave Gordon comments to the Guardian on the Royal baby and prognosis for babies born in July 2013.
  • Largest bony fish ever lived during the age of dinosaurs 22 July 2013 Giant plankton-eating animals first filled the prehistoric seas more than 160 million years ago but they were wiped out in the same event that killed off the dinosaurs, and then replaced by plankton-eating sharks and whales. The question is: just how big did these giant fishes get? New research from the University of Bristol suggests between 12 and16m long.
  • Industry turns out in support of Faculty of Engineering students at graduation 22 July 2013 The Faculty of Engineering joined in with the rest of the University of Bristol last week to celebrate student success at the undergraduate graduation ceremonies.
  • Green Impact Awards 2012/13: winners announced 22 July 2013 The University has announced the winners of its annual Green Impact Awards at a ceremony in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • New multi-million pound health research institute launched today 22 July 2013 Innovative medical research is key to addressing the most challenging health problems of the 21st century. A new multi-million health research institute, launched today [22 July] at the University of Bristol, will accelerate the translation of medical research into new treatments and therapies to benefit patients.
  • New graduate Lindsey reaches final three in Blue Peter competition 22 July 2013 New University of Bristol graduate Lindsey Russell has reached the final stage of a new show to pick the next Blue Peter presenter and is the only woman left in the competition. Lindsey, 22, has had a whirlwind few months with filming for the first rounds of the new ‘Blue Peter – You Decide!’ show taking place between her final exams.
  • Eating disorder service rolled out across Bristol 19 July 2013 A pilot project to support people with eating disorders, run at the University of Bristol, has proved such a success that it’s being rolled out across the city. First Step was officially launched today [19 July] and is believed to be the first service of its kind in the country, offering patients more immediate treatment in GP surgeries.
  • Bristol academics elected Fellows of the British Academy 19 July 2013 Professor Katharine Ellis of the Department of Music and Professor Ronald Hutton of the Department of History have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
  • Gold medallist gallops back to Bristol to collect honorary degree 19 July 2013 Olympic gold medallist Laura Tomlinson has collected another accolade to add to her burgeoning collection this week – an honorary degree from her old university.The horse riding star, who was triumphant in the team dressage competition at London 2012, was recognised by the University of Bristol yesterday [18 July] and received a Doctor of Laws degree six years after she first graduated with a BSc in Philosophy and Politics.
  • UK universities the best in Europe at fostering start-ups 19 July 2013 A partnership of UK universities which has helped businesses secure £34m in investment this year alone is one of the best in Europe at incubating businesses, a survey has revealed. The University Business Incubator (UBI) Index has listed the SETsquared incubator – of which the University of Bristol is a member - as the best in Europe.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Friday, 19 July 19 July 2013 Bristol University is awarding an honorary degree to Andrew Hilton, the founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, at a degree ceremony in the Wills Memorial Building today.
  • Cheaper anti-cancer drug as effective as expensive drug in treating most common cause of blindness in older adults 19 July 2013 An anti-cancer drug has been proven to be equally as effective in treating the most common cause of blindness in older adults as a more expensive drug specifically formulated for this purpose.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday, 18 July 18 July 2013 Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Laura Tomlinson and Professor David Feldman at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • Sustainable landscapes for the future 17 July 2013 Academic researchers and representatives from across the landscape industry are meeting at the University of Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the sustainability of managed landscapes.
  • Bristol Vice-Chancellor elected to CASE Board of Trustees 17 July 2013 The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has elected Professor Sir Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, to its Board of Trustees.
  • Dr Cherida Hopper, 1962-2013 17 July 2013 Dr Cherida Hopper, researcher, administrator and Trial Manager at the University of Bristol, died in June aged 51 after a long illness. Professor Chris Salisbury remembers her 'maturity and integrity, her calm acceptance, and her positivity'.
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