Educational video could improve the welfare of millions of broilers 23 December 2019The welfare of millions of broiler chickens could be improved thanks to an educational video to help farmers identify and encourage positive welfare in broilers. The video has been created following collaborative work by The Co-op, their chicken supplier, Two Sisters Food Group, and research partners the University of Bristol and FAI Farms.
Bristol discovery reveals tractionless motion is possible16 December 2019In an article published in Physical Review Letters, Bristol scientists have answered the fundamental question: “Is it possible to move without exerting force on the environment?”, by describing the tractionless self-propulsion of active matter.
Five key takeaways from the 2019 General Election13 December 2019The Conservative Party won a historic election victory last night, winning a majority at the expense of Labour. Simon Tormey, Professor of Politics and Dean of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, reflects on the key things we've learnt from the 2019 General Election.
Students embrace the Bristol Big Give Christmas campaign11 December 2019Students from the University of Bristol FoodBank Society have partnered with the city-wide recycling scheme ‘Bristol Big Give’ for a winter campaign to raise vital money for charity, reduce waste, and combat hunger in the city this winter.
UK universities will work together to improve research quality and reproducibility10 December 2019UK universities will collaborate to improve the quality of UK academic research output. Whilst the UK is at the leading edge of research globally, there is a need to constantly strive to improve in order to retain that positions. Crucially, institutions must produce research that is rigorous, robust and of high-quality, to ensure that the UK retains its reputation for producing world-leading research.
University of Bristol partners with Ben-Gurion University 10 December 2019The University of Bristol has formalised an agreement to collaborate with the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel on research and education in Telecommunications Networks, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence.
New festival exploring grief launches in 2020 9 December 2019A new festival to help people talk, think and learn about grief will launch in Bristol next May 2020. Good Grief, Bristol is a week-long festival (11-17 May 2020) that brings together speakers, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, music, spoken word, a pop-up shop and a Memory Kitchen.
Study reveals what factors influence young people's gambling habits5 December 2019A study has shown that regular weekly gamblers were more likely to be male and had developed habits and patterns of play by age 20. Factors such as the gambling habits of parents and social media use were also found to influence a young person's gambling activity. The in-depth longitudinal study by the University of Bristol's Children of the 90s was commissioned by GambleAware.
Being active reduces risk of prostate cancer5 December 2019Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK*, yet we still don't know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a measurement for physical activity to look at its effect on prostate cancer, reveals that being more active reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Over 140,000 men were included in the study, of which, 80,000 had prostate cancer.
Sleep helps memory, right? Not for eyewitnesses4 December 2019New research investigating the effect of sleep on eyewitness memory has found that having a period of sleep, compared to a period of wake, does not improve eyewitness identification accuracy.
World first as artificial neurons developed to cure chronic diseases3 December 2019Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer's, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.