New Max Planck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology launched 27 March 2019Building stripped-down versions of life using protocells, genome delivery systems and synthetic cytoskeletons comprise some of the groundbreaking research due to take place at a new Centre launched at the University of Bristol today [Wednesday 27 March]. The Max Planck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology, a partnership between the University of Bristol and the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) in Germany, aims to advance the future of health and medicine by understanding the fundamental nature of life.
Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data, study finds22 March 2019New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and co-authored by the University of Bristol reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment.
Ambitious plans for digital technologies awarded seed funding21 March 2019Plans for a world-leading cyber innovation network and a new creative media hub are one step closer to reality after a successful funding bid led by the University of Bristol in partnership with the region’s universities, businesses and community organisations.
Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems 20 March 2019New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at greater risk of developing alcohol problems. However, the link between anxiety and later binge drinking and later frequency and quantity of drinking was more inconclusive.
University of Bristol wins three South West Fair Trade Business Awards13 March 2019The University has been awarded three Silver awards in the South West Fair Trade Business Awards 2019, in the categories of Best Fair Trade University or College, Best Fair Trade Café or Restaurant, and Best Fair Trade Accommodation or Conference Centre, respectively.
Professor John Nye (1923-2019)13 March 2019Emeritus Professor John Frederick Nye, internationally renowned physicist, died on 8 January 2019, a month before his 96th birthday. His colleague Emeritus Professor Michael Berry offers this tribute.
Is my child seriously ill?12 March 2019Parents generally tend to consider their child more unwell than GPs and use different factors to judge symptom severity, according to researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 12 March].
Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students11 March 2019Mental health amongst university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the first UK study, published in Education Research International, to measure the efficacy of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on students.
Staff and students gather to celebrate International Women’s Day 20198 March 2019Students and staff came together outside the Wills Memorial Building today [Friday 8 March] for a photo shoot to celebrate the increasing role played by women across the University of Bristol.The event was part of International Women’s Day (IWD), led by the United Nations to showcase the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the world.
Domestic violence against women: giving friends and relatives the keys to help8 March 2019Today [Friday 8 March] International Women's Day [IWD 2019] is celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but worldwide, domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is still experienced by almost one in three women. It has become a major public health issue, with profound physical and mental health impact. A research project by the University of Bristol, funded by AXA Research Fund, aims to develop resources that will help informal groups, such as friends and family, support women who experience domestic violence.
Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers?5 March 2019A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 per cent of young adults and a higher proportion of children. Previous research has shown that mouth ulcers are partially heritable, but until now there has been little evidence linking specific genes or genomic regions to mouth ulcers.