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.
New international consortium to accelerate drug discovery in kidney diseases 6 November 2017A new consortium to accelerate the discovery of novel drugs to treat kidney diseases is announced today [Monday 6 November]. The NEPLEX (nephron on a chip with cellular and extracellular matrix complexity) consortium, comprising leading academic institutions including the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, and Evotec AG, will combine key technologies to develop and build a novel drug discovery device ("Nephron-on-a-Chip").
Enter the world of carnivorous plants 3 November 2017The fascinating world of carnivorous plants will be revealed later this month at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden Friends’ lecture.
Explore space with ‘Astronaut’ Tim and top European expert1 November 2017BBC Two Astronauts finalist Tim Gregory will join one of Europe’s top space exploration experts at a special event in memory of Colin Pillinger - the Bristol-born scientist best known for leading the Beagle 2 mission which landed on Mars.