Bristol medics offer life-saving training for Restart a Heart Day 10 October 2019The public will be able to pick-up essential life-saving skills alongside their shopping thanks to students from the University of Bristol, who will be holding free CPR training sessions in Cabot Circus, the Galleries and College Green over the next few weeks.
Bristol Colombia Week 201910 October 2019Colombia is at a crucial crossroads in the implementation of its peace accord. A week of public events and activities, organised by the University of Bristol offers an opportunity to reflect upon the innovations and challenges for Colombia’s Truth Commission (CTC) and the legacies of the country’s long tradition of research in historical memory.
NCMD publishes first annual report10 October 2019The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) Programme, which was established on 1 April 2018 with the aim of reducing premature mortality by collecting and analysing data on all deaths in children in England, aged between birth and their 18th birthday, has published its first annual report [10 Oct 2019].
How joining the gym gave me hope for the future 10 October 2019When Charlotte Jones first stepped into her university’s gym two years ago, she had no idea that exercise would be the remedy to the depression and anxiety she’d been living with.
Study aims to address suicide prevention in low- and middle-income countries10 October 2019Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new University of Bristol study published on World Mental Health Day today [Thursday 10 October] in PLOS Medicine.
Improving young people’s mental health10 October 2019How much does social media help or hinder young people’s efforts to seek support for their emotional wellbeing? What challenges do students face when accessing services and how might they navigate them? Is there sufficient support available for students with autism?
Fresh insights could lead to new treatments for liver disease9 October 2019The fight against liver disease could be helped by the discovery of cells that cause liver scarring. Scientists have identified new sub-types of cells that, when they interact, accelerate the scarring process in diseased livers. Experts hope that by understanding more how these cells behave, new treatments can be developed more quickly for liver diseases.
Bristol welcomes new postgraduate research students9 October 2019More than 300 new postgraduate research students gathered in the Wills Memorial Building on 7 October for the latest Researcher Inauguration event, an official welcome from the University of Bristol.
Scientists join forces to shed new light on ageing and wound healing9 October 2019Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Bristol have been granted £4 million to investigate how cells govern the processes of ageing and wound healing and how this is influenced by the circadian (day/night) cycle. Their findings could help to improve wound healing and identify strategies to treat diseases like osteoarthritis.
Bristol scientists awarded £1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms7 October 2019What drives the risks of antimicrobial resistance in Argentinian livestock farms? How can these risks be minimised through effective regulation? These are just some of the questions that an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Bristol, led by the Bristol Veterinary School, will answer, thanks to a £1.25 million grant from the Global AMR Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and UK Aid, administered by BBSRC.
New Global Animal Welfare Assurance launched to improve lives of farmed animals
4 October 2019A new Global Animal Welfare Assurance initiative to improve the lives of farmed animals launches today [4 Oct] on World Animal Day. Led by the University of Bristol, it aims to share knowledge and best practice with farmers and food businesses to increase the proportion of animals farmed to high-welfare standards.
Botanic gardens could help mitigate against climate change and biodiversity loss2 October 2019The Secretary General of the world's largest plant conservation network, with over 600 members, that links botanic gardens around the world in a shared commitment to save threatened plant species and raise awareness about the importance of plants will give a talk organised by the University of Bristol Botanic Garden next week [Monday 7 October].
New centre to train future leaders in cyber security 2 October 2019The University of Bristol, in partnership with the University of Bath, has launched a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Fatal flaws in UK Government’s price of a life1 October 2019The measurement by which the UK Government attaches a monetary value to saving a human life is invalid and should be overhauled, according to Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, Philip Thomas.