Muscles more sensitive to stretch than previously thought1 November 2016Almost 50 years after Nobel prize-winner Andrew Huxley published his seminal findings about muscle contraction, scientists from the University of Bristol have retraced Huxley’s steps. Their findings, published today in the Biophysical Journal, could change our understanding of the response of muscles to changes in length during physical activity.
The effectiveness of 3D camouflage31 October 2016Over 100 years ago, the American artist Abbot Thayer proposed that the reason so many animals are darker on their backs than their bellies is to disguise their 3D shape and so improve camouflage.
Paul Sicolo, 1957-201631 October 2016Paul Sicolo, a Security Supervisor in the University Security Services team (Estates), sadly passed away on 6 October. Simon Ramsden and other colleagues in Security Services offer a tribute.
SPHERE project wins MRC award27 October 2016Bristol is one of six universities to receive a Momentum award from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to develop the UK’s research base in dementia science.
Towards better metallic glasses 25 October 2016Researchers from the University of Bristol have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organise themselves into 3D pentagons they suppress crystallisation.
Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolution research24 October 2016Years of research on the evolution of ancient life, including the dinosaurs, have been questioned after a fatal flaw in the way fossil data is analysed was exposed by scientists from the universities of Reading and Bristol.
The houseplant with a blueprint for improving energy harvesting24 October 2016For many people, nanotechnology belongs in the realm of science fiction. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Essex have solved the mystery of the blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias and have found that their chloroplasts have evolved a nanoscale light-trapping structure to help them survive in the darkness of the forest floor.
Multimedia collaboration inspired by Bristol research 20 October 2016A powerful piece of performance inspired by research carried out by a University of Bristol academic which explores legends and rituals of the Virgin Mary in medieval Spain, will be premiered next month.
Join the debate and help shape modern urban living18 October 2016People living in Bristol will have the opportunity to debate the challenges of modern urban living and help improve the city’s health, well-being and prosperity at a free event tomorrow.
University of Bristol Announces New Publishing Venture14 October 2016Policy Press, IPG/Frankfurt Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year 2016, together with the University of Bristol, are proud to announce the creation of the University of Bristol Press.
GPs need better training to help children affected by domestic violence14 October 2016Although doctors and nurses are becoming more aware of patients experiencing domestic violence, the needs of children are often ignored, according to new research published today that reveals a lack of training about how to identify and support children exposed to domestic violence.
Students launch new research journal14 October 2016Students from the medical and dental schools of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth have joined forces to launch a new journal that showcases original research undertaken in world-class laboratories and clinics by fellow students.
Zeetta Networks signs co-operation agreement with Bristol Is Open 12 October 2016Zeetta Networks announced today [Wednesday 12 October] that it has signed an agreement with Bristol Is Open for the deployment of Zeetta’s NetOS® on the Bristol Is Open network in the world's first use of open networking technologies orchestrating a diverse Smart City network.
Predicting jellyfish 'invasions' at coastal power stations 11 October 2016Scientists at the University of Bristol are working with the energy industry to develop an 'early warning tool' to predict the sudden, en masse appearance of jellyfish swarms which can cause serious problems by clogging the water intakes of coastal power plants.
Sharing stories for Ada Lovelace Day 201610 October 2016The University of Bristol is joining an annual celebration of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Maths (STEMM) as part of Ada Lovelace Day on 11 October 2016.