Antibiotic prescribing in primary care 27 February 2019New research on when and how GPs should prescribe antibiotics for common infections is published in The BMJ today [Wednesday 27 February] and is accompanied by an editorial response from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC).
Molecular heaters to boost crop growth thanks to €4.9 million project26 February 2019A €4.9 million EU H2020 grant will enable a consortium of researchers from across Europe, to embark on a project called 'Boostcrop'. They will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methodologies to design molecular heaters which will enhance crop growth under cold and freezing stress.
Research reveals why the zebra got its stripes20 February 2019Why do zebras have stripes? A study published in PLOS ONE today [Wednesday 20 February] takes us another step closer to answering this puzzling question and to understanding how stripes actually work.
Dr David Birdsall, 1940-201915 February 2019David Birdsall, long-serving member of the Department of Aerospace Engineering (1968-2002) and Head of Department 1999-2002, died on 29 January after a long illness. His colleagues and former students offer this remembrance.
University of Bristol reaffirms commitment to the city 14 February 2019The University of Bristol has pledged to align its priorities with those of regional and city partners as part of a national initiative aimed at strengthening the civic impact made by universities across the UK.
More older people with depression could benefit from non-drug treatments13 February 2019Depression is common in older age and with an ageing population how late-life depression is managed will become increasingly important. Researchers from the University of Bristol and University College London (UCL) suggest mental health in later life should be given greater priority by healthcare professionals.
Judith Tyler, 1943-201911 February 2019Judith Tyler, one of the first staff members to join the School for Advanced Urban Studies and the former Head of Student Finance, died on 25 January. Randall Smith offers a remembrance.
Getting to the heart of the matter this Valentine’s Day
8 February 2019What are the heart strings? Where is the hole in your heart? How does the blood circulate? See it all before your eyes when a team of anatomists from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Applied Anatomy discuss one of the most important organs in the body - the heart - next week on Valentine’s Day [Thursday 14 February].
Bristol universities get active at city’s biggest 10k run 7 February 2019University challenge will take on a whole new meaning this year after the Universities of Bristol and the West of England signed up to encourage staff, students and alumni to get active at the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K.
Professor Rosamund Sutherland, 1947-20197 February 2019Rosamund Sutherland, Emeritus Professor and former Head of the School of Education, died on 26 January. Andrew Pollard leads this remembrance of an international mathematics educator who promoted social justice in the digital age.
Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator5 February 2019A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today [Tuesday 5 February].
Giant impacts caused by interplanetary collisions 4 February 2019Astronomers have found fresh evidence for significant planetary diversity within a single exoplanet system, suggesting that giant high-speed collisions are partly responsible for planetary evolution.