Sound-shaping tech start-up wins £10,000 backing fund24 November 2017Metasonics, a revolutionary sound technology company founded by two University of Bristol academics as a joint venture with the University of Sussex, has won this year’s New Enterprise Competition [NEC] and £10,000 funding.
GP online consultations: not the panacea policy makers are hoping for23 November 2017Online GP consultation systems may not be the silver bullet for reducing GP workload and patient waiting times that government policymakers are hoping for, NIHR-funded research from the University of Bristol has found. These systems offer the potential to revolutionise use of primary care, but only with careful implementation and effective marketing, the researchers concluded.
Every fish needs good neighbours21 November 2017New research has shown schooling fish constantly change who they decide to pay attention to and respond to one or two neighbours at a time. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, developed a new method combining behavioural analyses with a computer model to map the chain of direct interactions in a school of fish. The international research team, that includes the University of Bristol, found individual fish pay attention to its neighbours when the school moves together.
Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all21 November 2017Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives.
‘Best practice’ domestic violence programme announces ambitious plans to expand 21 November 2017A highly successful, evidence-based domestic violence and abuse identification and referral programme (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) developed by researchers at the University of Bristol has launched as a social enterprise today, with plans to scale up its activity and grow the programme across the UK and internationally.
Bristol wins grant to tackle antibacterial drug resistance in Thailand 16 November 2017The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant through the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) cross-research council initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health, to lead an inter-disciplinary research project to tackle the growing threat of antibacterial drug resistance (ABR) in Thailand.
Optically tunable microwave antennas for 5G applications15 November 2017Multiband tunable antennas are a critical part of many communication and radar systems. New research by engineers at the University of Bristol has shown significant advances in antennas by using optically induced plasmas in silicon to tune both radiation patterns and operation frequency.
Arlene Gilpin, 1942-201715 November 2017Arlene Gilpin, Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education until her retirement in 2004, died recently. Her colleague Dr Philip Powell-Davies, an education and social development consultant, offers a remembrance.
Primary care is key to optimising value in healthcare14 November 2017Balancing improvements in health against the cost of such improvements in primary care is vital to achieve a cost-effective and efficient healthcare system, finds a new report by University of Bristol researchers and published in the BMJ.
Exploring the environmental impact of conflict 14 November 2017A multi-disciplinary team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, is investigating the long-term environmental and social impact of conflict in dryland environments.
Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss14 November 2017Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most ‘extreme’ environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km, to find new leads which could help in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows13 November 2017Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54 per cent lower risk of eczema at the age of 16, a new study led by researchers from King's College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University shows.
Lighter, stronger, faster, better: composite materials and their future uses13 November 2017Composite materials are generally described as being made up of a combination of two or more materials. Through clever engineering, materials can work better together than individually because the way they combine produces a composite material with different characteristics. Members of the public will have the opportunity to find out just how useful composites are and how they could be used in the future at a free talk this week [Wednesday 15 November].
New satellite lab and ground station to boost space exploration in Bristol10 November 2017Space exploration in Bristol is to be boosted thanks to the opening of a new satellite laboratory and ground station at the University of Bristol today [10 Nov]. The fully automated ground station, equipped with the latest tracking technology, will allow students and researchers to speak with astronauts in NASA’s International Space Station, download data from current satellites in orbit, and communicate with future University of Bristol-built satellites.
Full steam ahead for Engine Shed 29 November 2017Bristol City Council’s planning committee has unanimously approved plans for Engine Shed 2 – an expansion of the successful business incubation centre near Bristol Temple Meads train station.
Bristol awarded EPSRC funding for nuclear robotics8 November 2017The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today announced four national research hubs for the latest ground-breaking research and innovation projects in robotics and artificial intelligence systems.