Updated statement: Natasha Abrahart 30 May 2019Many will have seen the recent media coverage following the inquest of Natasha Abrahart, a 2nd year student in the School of Physics who took her own life in April 2018.
Researchers identify how to find best and worse colours for camouflage
30 May 2019Avoiding detection can provide significant survival advantages for prey, predators, or the military. For the first time, scientists from Bristol's Camo Lab have identified a new method to find the optimal colour to minimize or maximize detectability of a target. The study is published in a Royal Society Interface study.
Innovation students win prestigious design award from RSA 30 May 2019A team of students from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has won a prestigious Student Design Award from the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
Life isn’t over: how best to communicate with people living with dementia30 May 2019When Sandie Read was diagnosed with dementia at 57, she felt a mixture of fear, anxiety and depression. Fifteen years later and not only is she offering support to fellow sufferers but she’s also working with researchers to improve the way people communicate and interact with those living with the condition.
Bristol refreshes International Foundation Programme 30 May 2019The University of Bristol has refreshed its International Foundation Programme (IFP), placing students at the centre and smoothing the way for those with the talent and ambition to progress to undergraduate study.
New research shows that mites and ticks are close relatives 24 May 2019Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum in London have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the chelicerates, the mega-diverse group of 110,000 arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks.
Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality23 May 2019Scientists from the University of Bristol’s Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL) and ETH Zurich have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change.
Leaving school earlier could increase the risk of heart disease22 May 2019Although it has been known for a long time, that education, and socioeconomic position affect health, particularly in later life, there was limited knowledge as to why. New research has found that increased levels of BMI, blood pressure and smoking partly explain why people who left school at an earlier age could be at an increased risk of heart disease.
Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions22 May 2019Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today [Wednesday 22 May] by an international team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland.
African rondavel unveiled to celebrate the Botanic Garden's South Africa collection22 May 2019An African rondavel will be unveiled at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden tomorrow [Thursday 23 May] to celebrate the Garden's African heritage and its South Africa display in the Mediterranean climatic region. The thatched African-style hut will be officially opened by Beryl Ferguson, Board Chairperson of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
The Lost Heroes of DNA 22 May 2019James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA but in fact, they clicked into place the last piece of a huge jigsaw puzzle that other researchers had assembled over decades. A free talk tonight [22 May 6 pm to 7.30 pm] by Professor Gareth Williams, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Dentistry will tell the story of the discovery of DNA, highlighting some of its lost heroes.
Test yourself against real surgeons in a giant game of Operation20 May 2019Surgeons from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) will be challenging passers-by to a giant game of Operation in Clifton Down Shopping Centre, Whiteladies Road, today [Monday 20 May] from 9am-4pm to mark International Clinical Trials Day.
Winchester Cathedral’s mortuary chests unlocked16 May 2019A team of archaeologists and anthropologists from the University of Bristol have been gradually unlocking the secrets hidden within Winchester Cathedral’s mortuary chests as part of an on-going research project supported by the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral.
Cooling baby treatment one of ‘Nation’s Lifesavers’16 May 2019A University of Bristol researcher who discovered that cooling babies who have suffered a lack of oxygen at birth improves their survival without brain damage in later childhood, is named by Universities UK as one of the ‘Nation’s Lifesavers’.
£6.6 million for major UK non-communicable disease prevention project 10 May 2019The University of Bristol, in partnership with the Universities of Bath, West of England, Manchester, Reading and Cardiff and Bristol City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, has been awarded £6.6 million by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) to tackle unhealthy urban planning and development linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes.
Bristol Eating Better Awards ‘brings positive change’10 May 2019A new report by the University of Bristol evaluating Bristol City Council’s Bristol Eating Better Awards, concludes there is significant benefit to both consumers and food businesses in participating in an officially recognised scheme.