Jamie Cullum leads world's first 5G music lesson26 June 2019Critically acclaimed musician and songwriter Jamie Cullum, led the world's first 5G music lesson from his piano at the two thousand year-old Roman Amphitheatre in London yesterday [Tuesday 25 June], playing live with amateur musicians in Bristol and Birmingham using 5G technology from the Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol, EE, King's College London and Digital Catapult.
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt24 June 2019New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to projecting future Greenland ice sheet melt.
How in times of trouble animals also stand together20 June 2019Faced with potential violence from rival factions, dwarf mongoose groupmates pull together and behave more co-operatively, according to a new study by University of Bristol researchers published today [Thursday 20 June].
Storytelling through music 18 June 2019There will be classical music floating through the University of Bristol Student’s Union (Bristol SU) today [Tuesday 18 June] when 220 students from 11 local primary schools come together for an orchestra workshop.
Experience immersive VR documentaries 18 June 2019A Virtual Realities project will be showcasing three non-fiction works and hosting a discussion panel next Tuesday [25 June] from 5 to 8 pm at the Watershed, Bristol.
GPs should not use inflammatory marker tests to rule out serious conditions18 June 2019Blood tests that detect inflammation, known as inflammatory marker tests, are not sensitive enough to rule out serious underlying conditions and GPs should not use them for this purpose, according to researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Exeter and the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West).
Managing the risk of aggressive dog behaviour17 June 2019Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research by the University of Bristol has explored the factors that inﬂuence how owners manage aggressive behaviour in their dogs. The study found that clinical animal behaviourists should focus on helping dog owners to feel confident in the effectiveness of the behaviour modification techniques that they recommend and, in their ability, to actually use them successfully.
How tides can trigger earthquakes 14 June 2019An international team of scientists – including a volcanologist from the University of Bristol – have uncovered why underwater earthquakes are linked with the tides.
2019 Bristol Teaching Awards winners announced13 June 2019Nominees, winners and supporters of the 2019 Bristol Teaching Awards gathered in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building yesterday (Wednesday 12 June) to celebrate colleagues' outstanding contributions to teaching, student support and enhancement of the student learning experience.
Chronic diseases monitored in primary care could lead to unnecessary testing13 June 2019Guidelines used by GPs to monitor chronic diseases are based on expert opinion rather than evidence, according to a review of the guidelines by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) researchers at the University of Bristol. The review, published today [Thursday 13 June] in the British Medical Journal, looked at guidelines for chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, which are monitored through a range of tests in GP surgeries.
Dolphins form friendships through shared interests just like us, study finds12 June 2019When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B by an international team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Zurich and Western Australia, provides further insight into the social habits of these remarkable animals.
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help12 June 2019Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today [Wednesday 12 June].
Bristol celebrates awards scoop at science awards7 June 2019Bristol celebrated an awards scoop at the Great West Awards 2019, which honoured the achievements of some of the region's most innovative science and engineering spin-outs and start ups.
More support needed to increase HIV testing in GP practices7 June 2019One-off training sessions for GPs are not enough to increase rates of HIV testing in general practice and greater support is needed, according to researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions published in BMC Family Practice.
The moth making waves in sound technology 5 June 2019A new ultra-thin sound proofing material inspired by the tiny sound absorbent scales found on the wings of a giant species of moth is being developed thanks to a £1.6 million EPSRC grant. The University of Bristol-led project will see the development of a new prototype material with exciting functional properties –broadband multidirectional absorption at a thickness only fractions of the sound wavelength- to help control noise pollution in cities, offices and homes.
Zebrafish capture a 'window' on the cancer process4 June 2019Cancer-related inflammation impacts significantly on cancer development and progression. New research has observed in zebrafish, for the first time, that inflammatory cells use weak spots or micro-perforations in the extracellular matrix barrier layer to access skin cancer cells.
Feathers came first, then birds3 June 2019New research, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds - changing how we look at dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs, the flying reptiles.
Bad teeth revealed as biggest problem for pet greyhounds3 June 2019Dental disease is the most common health issue facing pet greyhounds, according to the largest ever study of greyhounds treated in first opinion veterinary clinics. The research, led by the Royal Veterinary College's (RVC) VetCompassTM programme in collaboration with the University of Bristol Vet School, reveals that 39 per cent of greyhounds suffer from dental problems, which is a far higher percentage than for any other dog breed.