Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, studies suggest 11 August 2017 Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides – commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia – should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies involving University of Bristol academics in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health journals.
- Giant leap for Bristol student starring in new TV show 16 August 2017 A Bristol PhD student has made the cut for a brand-new TV programme to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut. The programme, called Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes? will air on BBC Two on Sunday [20th August] at 9pm.
- Dr Christopher Sherwin, 1962-2017 16 August 2017 Dr Christopher Sherwin, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Veterinary School before his retirement in 2012, died on 18 July. His colleague Mike Mendl offers a tribute.
- National Lottery funding to help children uncover Fantastic Mr Fox’s heritage 16 August 2017 While most British children are likely to have heard of Fantastic Mr. Fox, very few adults, let alone children, may have heard of Reynard, the Dutch vulpine trickster who inspired Roald Dahl’s much-loved character.
- It’s time to face the music: street pianos take centre stage in Bristol 16 August 2017 The world-famous Play Me, I’m Yours street piano project officially gets underway in Bristol tomorrow [17 August] as 18 eye-catching instruments are rolled out across the city.
- A new method for the 3D printing of living artificial tissues 15 August 2017 A team from the University of Bristol’s School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, together with scientists at the University of Oxford, has developed a new method to 3D-print stem cells to form complex living 3D structures.
- University of Bristol ranked 8th in UK, according to latest rankings 15 August 2017 The University of Bristol has been ranked 8th in the UK and 61st in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published today.
- The origin of the chloroplast 14 August 2017 A new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed new light on the origin, timing and habitat in which the chloroplast first evolved.
- The critical point in breaking the glass problem 14 August 2017 Famously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique.
- Edinburgh show highlights stress among GPs 14 August 2017 PreScribed (a life written for me) opens in Edinburgh this week and explores the alarming statistic that one in five practising GPs suffer from chronic stress and anxiety.
- Calling all dads…let’s talk 14 August 2017 Talking about the highs, and understanding the lows, of being a dad is the theme of a new project led by an inter-disciplinary team of academics from the University of Bristol.