Wanted: Bristol residents to be part of a world first technology trial4 July 2017The UK, like many other nations, is faced with an explosion of long-term health conditions that require continuous management, often for many years, outside of a hospital setting. SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment) has developed a 21st century home health sensor system that can build a picture of how people live in their home. A vital part of SPHERE's research is to test the system in real homes and people across Bristol are being asked to take part in this research.
Bristol scholarship students head to New Zealand26 June 2017Eight Bristol students are about to begin summer research scholarships awarded by the University of Auckland (UoA) in New Zealand, a fellow member of the Worldwide Universities Network.
University celebrates sustainability at the 2017 Green Impact Awards23 June 2017Sustainability activity at the University of Bristol was recognised this week at the 2017 Green Impact Awards. Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, presented 41 awards to 30 teams, celebrating their efforts to improve sustainability during the past year.
Cracking the mystery of avian egg shape22 June 2017A team of international scientists – including an archaeologist from the University of Bristol – have cracked the mystery of why bird eggs are shaped the way they are.
Students use world-class space facilities to design their own volcano monitoring satellite21 June 2017A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University's satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design Facility at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) RAL Space, to design the University's first CubeSat.
Bristol engineers receive Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards19 June 2017Three University of Bristol engineers are the recipients of Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards. Professor Bruce Drinkwater from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received his award this year and Professor Dimitra Simeonidou from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Professor Paul Weaver from the Department of Aerospace Engineering were the recipients of the award in 2016.
Queen’s birthday honour for Bristol professors17 June 2017Professor Debbie Lawlor and Professor Richard Taylor at the University of Bristol have both received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours which recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.
Epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft14 June 2017Cleft lip and/or palate are common birth defects and affect around 15 in every 10,000 births in Europe. New research by the University of Bristol from the largest study of cleft lip and/or palate in the world, the Cleft Collective, has found epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft.
New trial for prosthetic hip joint infection13 June 2017The first ever randomised trial to investigate why some patients develop infections after their hip or knee replacement surgery, and which type of surgical revision treatment is best is being run by the University of Bristol and members of the public are being asked to consider taking part.
Do your teeth need an MOT?13 June 2017Do your teeth need some routine dental treatment? Student dentists, therapists and hygienists from the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences are offering dental treatment for members of the public who do not have a dentist.