Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury 11 December 2017 A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE today [Monday 11 December].
- Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen 15 December 2017 Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research involving researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and local hospitals, and led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
- Particle-free quantum communication in the lab named as one of 2017’s top breakthroughs 15 December 2017 Research led by a University of Bristol quantum physicist has been highlighted as one of the top breakthroughs of 2017 by Physics World magazine.
- Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes 13 December 2017 Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet.
- Catherine Walker, 1959-2017 13 December 2017 Catherine Walker, former Undergraduate Admissions Officer/Head of Undergraduate Admissions, has died aged 58. Claire Powell, Enquiries Manager, Student Marketing, offers a remembrance.
- Transatlantic collaboration examines the legacies of slavery 13 December 2017 Bristol has become the first university in England to join Universities Studying Slavery (USS), a multi-institutional collaboration based at University of Virginia dedicated to furthering the study of slavery’s legacy and wider historical and contemporary race inequalities.
- Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years 13 December 2017 Everyone wants to be with their family for Christmas, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents since the dawn of animal evolution, over half a billion years ago.
- Bristol academics collaborate on Quantum Software Manifesto 12 December 2017 University of Bristol academics Professor Noah Linden and Dr Ashley Montanaro have joined with collaborators from many of the leading European centres working on quantum software to write the Quantum Software Manifesto.
- Teenagers with incontinence are at risk of underachieving at secondary school 12 December 2017 Continence problems are among the most common paediatric health problems. It's commonly believed that continence problems resolve with age in all children. However, severe incontinence in childhood can persist into adolescence. New research has found teenagers with incontinence are at greater risk of underachieving academically, and need more support to remove barriers so they can reach their academic potential.
- Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury 11 December 2017 A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE today [Monday 11 December].
- Major funding boost for internationally-recognised healthcare research centres 11 December 2017 Three interdisciplinary research consortia, including the University of Bristol's SPHERE project, have been allocated more than £11 million to continue healthcare sensing systems research that is revolutionising how we identify and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases, diagnose and manage lung diseases, and recognise and solve emerging health and wellbeing issues in the home environment.