Study sheds new light on DNA repair20 March 2014A major study published in the journal Nature has given a new insight into how DNA is repaired – a fundamentally important process in all forms of life and diseases including cancer.
University of Bristol strengthens its strategic relationship with the University of Rochester19 March 2014A delegation of University of Bristol academics is visiting the University of Rochester, New York, to strengthen links between the two universities.
The visit, led by the University of Bristol’s Professor Nick Lieven, Pro Vice-Chancellor International, includes academics from across the University’s research disciplines and seeks to explore further opportunities for collaboration in both education and research.
Come and experience early spring delights19 March 2014With spring just around the corner, members of the public have the opportunity to spot early seasonal flowering plants at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden special winter ‘open Sunday’ this weekend [Sunday 23 March].
Bristol Surgical Trials Centre launch 19 March 2014A new centre that brings together expert scientists and surgeons to raise surgical standards and help deliver better care to thousands of patients will be officially launched on 28 March.
Urine-power experts reinvent the toilet19 March 2014A smart toilet, called Urine-tricity, which aims to help bring sanitation to those who need it most, will be showcased at an event in India to improve sanitation and health.
Interactive documentary tells of Peru’s dark secret17 March 2014In the 1990s, more than 300,000 Peruvian women and 20,000 men were sterilised without their consent. A unique ‘interactive documentary’ telling the victims’ stories will be launched on Wednesday [19 March].
Pictured and Seen: new exhibition explores objects in portraits 14 March 2014An innovative new display exploring the role of objects in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century portraits opens at the National Trust’s Montacute House on 15 March 2014, bringing together examples of the items depicted alongside their painted counterparts.
Boeing awards scholarships to engineering students 13 March 2014Two undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering have been awarded scholarships by the Boeing Company for their outstanding academic performance in the fields of aerospace engineering and electrical and electronic engineering.
OBE honour for domestic violence researcher13 March 2014A researcher at the University of Bristol has collected an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her outstanding research towards the prevention of domestic violence.
Innovative research presented at world leading technology event11 March 2014Research on 5G mobile communications, e-health care and smart cities will be showcased by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s largest technology convention, CeBIT 2014, in Germany this week [Monday 10 to Friday 14 March].
Assessing the acoustics of Stonehenge10 March 2014Why did the builders of Stonehenge choose to transport giant bluestones hundreds of kilometres from Wales to Salisbury Plain? Dr George Nash from Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is involved in research which is taking a novel approach to solving the mystery.
GW4 launches research fund to tackle world’s grand challenges7 March 2014Academics from across GW4 – an alliance of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities – will get the chance to build new research communities focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest research challenges as part of a significant financial commitment from GW4.
How seeing the same GP helps your health7 March 2014Patients are more likely to raise a health problem with a doctor they’ve seen over time and have built-up a relationship with, new research has revealed. The insight comes as an increasing number of patients struggle to see the same GP.
Epigram celebrates 25 years of student journalism7 March 2014Epigram, the University of Bristol’s independent student-run paper, celebrates its 25th Anniversary on 7 March with an eight page supplement reflecting on the last quarter of a century.
£150,000 collaborations explore the Internet of Things6 March 2014Three new collaborations between University of Bristol academics and creative companies have been awarded £50,000 each as part of REACT Objects Sandbox, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded initiative to explore the interactions and experiences we have with our physical and virtual worlds.
Working pressures increase children attending nursery with respiratory tract infections6 March 2014Working parents are often caught between the needs of their sick child and their job, which can lead to continued day care use even when their child is ill. New research has found children going to nursery when they are unwell with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) may be an important factor in the spread of these illnesses in the community.
Livestock can produce food that is better for the people and the planet5 March 2014With one in seven humans undernourished, and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater. Eight strategies to cut the environmental and economic costs of keeping livestock, such as cows, goats and sheep, while boosting the quantity and quality of the food produced have been outlined by an international team of scientists.
Report reveals cancer drug divide4 March 2014Patients suffering from cancer in England are up to seven times more likely to be prescribed expensive cancer drugs than fellow sufferers in Wales, a new study assessing the impact of the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has revealed.
Bristol Doctoral College hosts Festival of Postgraduate Research3 March 2014On 21 February the Bristol Doctoral College hosted the first Festival of Postgraduate Research, introducing over 350 postgraduate researchers and University staff to some of the doctoral research taking place, and the support and development services available, at Bristol.
Latest scientific research in primary health care showcased3 March 2014Health experts from across the South West will gather in Bristol this week for the South West Society for Academic Primary Care (SW SAPC) meeting. The conference, which runs on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 March, is hosted this year by the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol.
3D study to improve care for patients 3 March 2014A nationwide £1.78 million study to improve the quality of life for patients suffering with multiple long-term health conditions begins today [3 March].