Bristol Medical School researcher awarded prestigious Diabetes UK fellowship18 December 2018A Bristol Medical School researcher has been awarded a prestigious Diabetes UK fellowship to understand more about adult-onset type 1 diabetes. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people in the UK are living with the disease which develops when the immune system makes a mistake and destroys the cells that make insulin.
£3 million for major research study into UK greenhouse gas emissions13 December 2018A study to develop new methods for evaluating the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions using atmospheric observations has been awarded £3M by NERC. The project, led by researchers in Bristol’s School of Chemistry, is vital for assessing climate change mitigation measures.
Reverse ‘Question Time’ event gives policymakers chance to quiz academics23 November 2018How can we build closer working relationships between academics and policymakers? The evidence points towards using a relational approach – building long-term and trusting relationships between individuals. Our second Policymakers’ Question Time event, held on 7th November with an invited audience of policymakers and academics, aimed to spark new connections and bridge the gap between research and policy.
University to launch new interdisciplinary antimicrobial resistance research network14 November 2018Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an escalating global health emergency with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimating that 'superbugs' will kill 1.3 million people in Europe by 2050, including more than 90,000 in the UK, unless we can halt the rise in antibiotic-resistant infections. The University of Bristol is committed to tackling this global challenge and today [Wednesday 14 November] a new cross-faculty and interdisciplinary AMR research network will be launched, funded by the University's Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI).
ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2019 competition is now open14 November 2018The Celebrating Impact Prize is ESRC’s annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-funded researchers who’ve created or enabled outstanding impact from social science research. We celebrate researchers at all career stages whose actions have supported changes in practice, thinking or capacity that create a positive impact in our society, economy and in our lives, in the UK and internationally.
Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes18 October 2018Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets, without any evidence in place, warn experts from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and published in The BMJ.
Pioneering animal welfare approach with AssureWel16 October 2018New guidance outlining a pioneering new approach for farm assurance schemes, retailers and farmers to improve animal welfare has been released following a six-year project with the Soil Association, RSPCA and University of Bristol.
Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds5 October 2018The age-old adage "I'll sleep on it" has proven to be scientifically sound advice, according to a new study which measured changes in people's brain activity and responses before and after a nap. The findings, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, support the advice which suggests that a period of sleep may help weighing up pros and cons or gain insight before making a challenging decision.
PolicyBristol Support Scheme 2018-19: second round of funding launched21 September 2018PolicyBristol is delighted to announce the next call for applications for our 2018-19 Support Scheme.
The Support Scheme helps University of Bristol academics engage in activities that enhance the policy impact of their research. It provides funding to support dissemination and relationship-building activities with policy-making stakeholders.
New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies5 September 2018New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce the risk of electric shock. The study could also inform conservation strategies in other parts of the world where primate electrocutions are common. Electrocution threatens a wide range of primate species across the world and the hazard could become more widespread as species are increasingly restricted to human-dominated landscapes.
Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk13 August 2018Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Policy Internships Scheme8 August 2018The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.
Leading universities unite to strengthen UK aerospace sector23 July 2018The University of Bristol is a founding member of a national consortium of leading aerospace universities that will provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement to the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.
Loneliness Across the Life Course – highlighting the need for community-led action 16 July 2018Amid the turmoil of resignations and Brexit rows in Westminster on 9th July 2018, there was also an exciting event taking positive steps towards addressing the issues of social isolation and loneliness.
The event brought together researchers from University of Bristol, BS3 Community Development and Manchester Metropolitan University, who have co-produced research with young people and older people on social isolation and loneliness.
Global migration experts come to Bristol9 July 2018Experts from the UN and other global organisations are meeting in Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the coverage, quality, analysis and reporting of migration data.
Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking28 June 2018In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Dundee and Glasgow found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life. This is a challenge to current thinking on which UK and international guidelines are based.
University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab recognised as 5G success26 June 2018Our Smart Internet Lab has been recognised as one of three key academic research specialists within the UK and as a concentrated 5G hub with established collaborative relationships with other national and international institutions, authorities and industry.
Bristol researchers to benchmark medicine use across UK beef farms18 June 2018Researchers at the University of Bristol are to quantify and compare farm animal medicine use within and across UK beef operations. The project aims to help demonstrate and communicate the gains made to consumers, processors, retailers and policy makers.
UK public shows strong preference for vaccines that prevent severe illness, particularly for children13 June 2018The UK public has a clear preference for funding vaccination programmes which protect young children against severe diseases, finds a new study that considered the public’s preferences on vaccines available on the NHS. The study suggests that the public’s preferences about which vaccines are made available on the NHS, particularly children, are not reflected by the current approach. The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, is published today [13 June] in PLOS ONE.