Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy27 April 2017Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.
New design tool to enable global roaming smart phones26 April 2017Wireless communications is a technology that is used every day. Across society, there is a move away from using the internet on desktop computers and towards smartphones, tablets and laptops. Engineers at the University of Bristol have developed a novel radio frequency (RF) design tool that will speed up the design of tuneable wireless devices and will enable smartphones to roam internationally.
University of Bristol welcomes secure funding for EU students25 April 2017University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, has welcomed the announcement that EU students applying to start courses at English universities in the 2018-19 academic year will remain eligible for financial support.
Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps 21 April 2017A University of Bristol academic will lead one of seven topic-specific projects announced yesterday by NERC as part of a £8.6million research programme which will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.
Bristol marches for science 20 April 2017On Saturday, April 22 thousands of Bristol supporters of science – from students, to famous names from science and television - will take to the streets to add their weight to a worldwide movement of marches taking place in celebration of the vital role scientific evidence plays in everyday life.
Tim Pigott-Smith OBE, 1946-201719 April 2017Bristol alumnus Tim Pigott-Smith (BA Drama 1967), an acclaimed stage, film and television actor, has died at the age of 70.
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery17 April 2017Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had stayed relatively constant.
Proof that magnesium could prevent fractures13 April 2017Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.
Come and snap the Bristol crocodile this weekend 11 April 2017Quilts in jewelled colours, stained glass sailing boats, a bronze Rambeaux with attitude, calligraphy inspired ceramics, and quirky foliage sculptures, are just a few of the highlights of this year’s University of Bristol Botanic Garden Sculpture Festival and Quilting Exhibition.
Fantastic eggs and where to find them11 April 2017Archaeologists and scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and the British Museum are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich eggs.
200 years since Parkinson’s disease was first identified11 April 2017World Parkinson's Disease Day [11 April] is held every year on Parkinson's birthday to raise awareness of the disease and the research being done to alleviate it. To mark 200 years since James Parkinson first identified the condition named after him, a new biography of this forgotten man has been published.
Bristol partner with Google to deliver next generation video technology10 April 2017With increased demands for better quality and more immersive and interactive visual services, video has become the primary driver of the internet. A team of researchers from the Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) at the University of Bristol has received funding under Google's Research Awards program to deliver the next generation of video compression technology.
Bristol to partner in major new UK Housing Evidence Centre6 April 2017A new national research centre that will advance knowledge of the housing market, provide robust evidence to inform housing policy and practice across the UK, is announced today [6 April] by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Veterinary professionals need to change how they connect with their clients5 April 2017When advising on animal health and welfare, veterinarians often struggle to engage with the motivational needs of their clients. New research has shown a change is needed in how veterinarians communicate with and advise animal owners, to promote engagement with their advice and protect the animals in their care.