New discovery could be a major advance for understanding neurological diseases 13 February 2017 The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and dementia. The breakthrough, published in Nature Neuroscience, was made by scientists at the University of Bristol and the University of Central Lancashire. The findings will have far-reaching implications in many aspects of neuroscience and understanding how the brain works.
- University of Bristol student wins national surgery competition 21 February 2017 Scalpels were drawn in the national surgical skills competition run by Britain's oldest Royal Surgical College.
- Dr Gordon Reece, 1940-2017 21 February 2017 Dr Gordon Reece from the Department of Engineering Mathematics passed away recently. Monica Berry and Alan Champneys share this remembrance.
- 400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum 21 February 2017 A previously undiscovered species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been identified by an international team of scientists.
- What are your life chances? 20 February 2017 Life Chances reveals some of the struggles families are facing in austerity Britain. The new novel, which uses fictional characters based on the experiences of real people who are recent migrants or living on the breadline in inner city Britain, is published today [20 Feb].
- Bristol faces make-or-break University Challenge quarter final test 20 February 2017 The University of Bristol’s quiz team needs to beat Warwick in its next crucial quarter final tie against Warwick tonight [20 February] as its University Challenge journey continues.
- Little Britain star Matt Lucas awarded honorary degree 17 February 2017 Matt Lucas, one of Britain's most recognisable and well-loved entertainers, has received a degree from the University of Bristol – 24 years after he started studying drama there.
- Bristol students host 2nd international plant sciences workshop 17 February 2017 The University of Bristol hosted the 2nd Kyoto-Bristol-Heidelberg plant sciences workshop (14-16 February).
- New guidance on hand-rearing decisions for endangered penguin chicks 17 February 2017 The first model of its kind which provides guidance on the survival likelihood of abandoned penguin chicks admitted to rehabilitation has been developed by researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Cape Town, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and Bristol Zoological Society.
- Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday 16 February 16 February 2017 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Matt Lucas and Dr Donald Cameron MBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [16 February] in the Wills Memorial Building.
- Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday 15 February 15 February 2017 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Chrissie Wellington OBE and Chris Jolly at degree ceremonies taking place today [15 February] in the Wills Memorial Building.