New study sheds light on medicines storage practices on UK dairy farms 12 November 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, are calling for veterinary surgeons in the UK to work together with their farmer clients to remove expired and inappropriate veterinary medicines from farms and dispose of them appropriately.
- Resonant mechanism discovery could inspire ultra-thin acoustic absorbers 13 November 2018 New research led by academics at the University of Bristol has discovered that the scales on moth wings vibrate and can absorb the sound frequencies used by bats for echolocation (biological sonar). The finding could help researchers develop bioinspired thin and lightweight resonant sound absorbers.
- University signs Bristol Equality Charter 13 November 2018 The University has signed the new Bristol Equality Charter, which was launched this week at M Shed.
- ‘Ground-breaking’ great ape activity device revealed at Bristol Zoo Gardens 13 November 2018 A team of scientists from the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoological Society have collaborated to develop a ‘ground-breaking’ new animal enrichment activity for the gorillas at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
- Recommendations to make universities accessible to everyone 13 November 2018 Three academics from the University of Bristol have come up with a series of recommendations which, they say, would make UK universities more accessible and responsive to a changing economy.
- Bristol welcomes second cohort of Vice-Chancellor’s Fellows 12 November 2018 The University’s second cohort of 15 recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships gathered for a welcome lunch today with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishan Canagarajah and other members of the Executive Team.
- New study sheds light on medicines storage practices on UK dairy farms 12 November 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, are calling for veterinary surgeons in the UK to work together with their farmer clients to remove expired and inappropriate veterinary medicines from farms and dispose of them appropriately.
- Misunderstood flying fox could prove bat species demise, warn scientists 12 November 2018 A large fruit-eating bat native to Mauritius is the subject of controversy over the announcement of a major cull to protect the Indian island's fruit crops, despite a lack of evidence as to the extent of damage directly attributed to the endangered species. An international team of researchers, including the University of Bristol, that monitored the damage directly caused by the Mauritian flying fox to commercial fruit has found the bat is responsible for only some, and could be managed effectively without the need to cull. The study is published in the journal Oryx.
- UK and Colombian researchers working together for sustainable peace 9 November 2018 Ten new research projects announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will address issues facing Colombia’s transition from conflict to peace.
- World’s first composites manufacturing process wins £10,000 backing fund 9 November 2018 A revolutionary and world-first composites manufacturing process that places carbon fibres tapes along curved paths without causing defects has won this year’s University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition (NEC) and £10,000 funding.
- Bristol lecturer appointed Clinical Director of NIHR regional research network 8 November 2018 Dr Kyla Thomas, a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine, has been appointed as the Clinical Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) West of England Clinical Research Network (CRN).