Discover hidden arts and science in the city with Bristol Fun Palaces 5 October 2018Graffiti a YoBike, pedal fruit into a smoothie, discover optical illusions, make a postcard on a moving train and try your hand at willow weaving and poetry. These are just some of the free activities members of the public can try this coming weekend [Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October] across Bristol Fun Palaces.
A new hope in treating neurodegenerative disease28 September 2018New research has shown that support cells in the brain can be utilised to heal and protect neurones, paving the way for the development of new medicine to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Bristol comes together for Green Great Britain Week26 September 2018The University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment, in conjunction with Bristol Green Capital Partnership and its members, will be taking part in Green Great Britain Week from the 15 to the 19 October with a host of events and activities planned in Bristol.
United States launch for major new history of Ireland 26 September 2018Senator Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017 launched The Cambridge History of Ireland at a reception hosted by the Irish ambassador to the United States, Dan Mulhall, at the ambassador's residence in Washington DC earlier this month.
Managing sheep scab in UK flocks: there may be trouble ahead25 September 2018Parasites, including sheep mites, remain one of the most important limitations to animal health, welfare and productivity. A University of Bristol research paper about managing scab mites in UK sheep flocks has been presented with an Impact Award by the Vet Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
Think e-bikes are cheating? Think again!24 September 2018Local charity Life Cycle has been supporting Bristol residents to cycle for many years, teaching them the skills and confidence they need to get cycling. In a move to help even more people get on bikes, Life Cycle teamed up with researchers from the University of Bristol to explore the benefits of electric bikes (also known as e-bikes).
Kevin Elyot Award 2018 20 September 2018Spoken word poet, writer and performer Deanna Rodger has been selected as the third recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot award by the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection.
There’s still time to be amazed by the Impossible Garden19 September 2018The Impossible Garden is a set of experimental sculptures, by Bristol artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition, open to the public until Sunday 25 November at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, aims to enhance our understanding of vision.
New network launched to enhance the rigour and reliability of UK scientific research12 September 2018A new Reproducibility Network that aims to improve the rigour and reliability of UK-led scientific research will launch at the University of Bristol this week [Wednesday 12 September]. The Network aims to reinforce the leading position of UK science by co-ordinating shared training and best practice across research-intensive universities.
Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium12 September 2018Scientists at the University of Bristol's second Animal Welfare and Research 3Rs symposium, held earlier this year, had the opportunity to find out about current research and share best practice of the '3Rs': Replace, Reduce and Refine.
Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough in general practice does not reduce hospitalisation risk 11 September 2018Doctors and nurses often prescribe antibiotics for children with cough and respiratory infection to avoid return visits, symptoms getting worse or hospitalisation. In a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 11 September], researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, Oxford and Kings College London found little evidence that antibiotics reduce the risk of children with cough ending up in hospital, suggesting that this is an area in which unnecessary antibiotic prescribing could be reduced.
Prestigious award for Innovation Centre 7 September 2018The team at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been awarded the Higher Education Team Enterprise Award at last night’s National Enterprise Educator Awards (NEEA) held in Leeds.
Protocell guests flee the nest7 September 2018Researchers at the University of Bristol have shown that resident artificial cells abandon their protocell hosts by displaying antagonistic behaviour on receiving a chemical signal.
Bristol and Bath to lead the way in inclusive innovation and growth7 September 2018A collaboration between universities and businesses in the creative technology sector is to receive a multi-million pound investment from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Creative Industries Clusters Programme, to support, connect and amplify the brilliant work that takes place in the region.
‘Dragon eggs’ hatched to monitor volcanic activity7 September 2018The University of Bristol is pioneering the monitoring of volcanic activity by developing a cutting-edge measurement system that can withstand the harsh conditions around the heart of an active volcano.
New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies5 September 2018New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce the risk of electric shock. The study could also inform conservation strategies in other parts of the world where primate electrocutions are common. Electrocution threatens a wide range of primate species across the world and the hazard could become more widespread as species are increasingly restricted to human-dominated landscapes.
Evolutionary origins of animal biodiversity3 September 2018A new study by an international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, has revealed the origins and evolution of animal body plans.